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Nurse Specialist - Ophthalmology

Employer
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
21 Sep 2023

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Ophthalmics nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Macular service in the Royal Victoria Infirmary and Cramlington, is an ever expanding and busy work environment.

This post presents an exciting opportunity for a registered nurse to join our Ophthalmology Specialist Nurse team. Depending on previous knowledge and experience this post will involve some training sessions working towards specific competencies in macular clinics. as ongoing support of the Invitreal injection service.
  • Interview Date 12/10/2023
  • 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week, 4.5 days per week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.


Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will work as part of the multidisciplinary team within Outpatients supporting face-to-face and virtual clinics including post-operative reviews and macular clinics. They will also be required to assist in the delivery of other Ophthalmology Outpatient clinics.

The Newcastle Eye-centre is a busy, but friendly and innovative place to work.

There is an expectation that the successful candidate will be motivated to develop knowledge and skills in Ophthalmology, working toward becoming a Band 7 practitioner of the future. Training and development needs will be discussed and assessed in order to ensure job satisfaction and development.

The service is expanding and ongoing audit of practice and development is encouraged and supported.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust define a nurse specialist as a qualified nurse where the primary purpose of role is to provide guidance and support based on advanced level knowledge to patients, carers and health professionals concerning a specific disease/condition.

Within the sphere of specialist practice:
  • Is working towards advanced knowledge and skills within specialist sphere of practice.
  • Contributes to the facilitation of the planning, delivery and evaluation of care pathways for a designated group of patients.
  • Support the development of nursing practice within the specialist field and contribute to the body of nursing knowledge.
  • Contributes to training and education within specialist area.

The candidate should have experience within ophthalmology however, comprehensive competency based training will be provided to the successful candidate.

The successful candidate will possess
  • Band 5 experience in an ophthalmology setting
  • Evidence of good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently across disciplines as a member of the MDT
  • Able to prioritise workload using effective time management skills
  • Experience in post op cataract review clinics and/or intravitreal injections is advantageous but not essential.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential

  • oRegistered nurse (appropriate to branch)
  • oCurrent NMC registration
  • oDiploma plus specialist qualifications / experience within specialist area prepared to take degree level study
  • oMeets Nursing and Midwifery Council standards for student supervision and assessment (formally Mentorship) if relevant to role
  • oCurrent driving licence if relevant to role


Desirable

  • oDegree in health related subject


SKILLS

Essential

  • oGood IT skills
  • oEffective report writing skills
  • oAble to work independently and as a member of a team
  • oEffective organisation and time management skills


Desirable

  • oChange management skills and involvement in project work


EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • oSome post registration experience within related specialist area of practice
  • oExtended clinical practice underpinned by training and assessment


Desirable

  • oResearch or audit experience
  • oEvidence of contribution towards education and training programmes


QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • oRegistered Nurse (appropriate to branch)
  • oCurrent NMC registration
  • oDiploma plus specialist qualifications / experience within specialist area prepared to take degree level study
  • oRecognised teaching/assessing qualification or equivalent experience


Desirable

  • oDegree in health related subject


Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • oSome post registration experience within related specialist area of practice
  • oExtended clinical practice underpinned by training supervision & assessment
  • oKnowledge and understanding of relevant NHS policy or project specific policy context
  • oHas understanding / experience of adult / child safeguarding
  • oEvidence of on-going continuous professional development


Desirable

  • oResearch or audit experience
  • oEvidence of contribution towards education and training programmes


Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • oGood IT skills.
  • oEffective report writing skills
  • oAble to work independently and as a member of a team
  • oEffective organisation and time management skills


Desirable

  • oChange management skills and involvement in project work


Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary

NE1 4LP

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

317-2023-37-32-DR

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