There are so many reasons to join our team at Sunderland Eye Infirmary.Aside from our fantastic staff, we have lots of exciting things going on.Our plans for ourEye Hospital in Sunderland are taking shape and will be our new home, with work due to start later this year. The new hospital means Sunderland will remain home to the regions only dedicated standalone eye hospital. It will strengthen our excellent reputation across the NHS, both regionally and nationally as a centre of excellence for ophthalmology care.
We also never stay still when it comes to discovering new and better treatments. As one of the few specialist eye hospitals in the country, research and using developing technology is a key part of our work. We encourage innovation and research in everything we do. There is always something to get involved in.If you share our vision for'excellence in all that we do'
, wed love you to join us!
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, flexible and motivated band 5 staff nurse to work within Ophthalmology Outpatients A and Outreach service. This is a 27 hour per week fixed term post. The role is interesting and varied and in house training will be given to achieve the competency based assessments required for the role. The service is presently Monday to Friday with variable shift patterns from 7.45am to 17.30pm. Within the team are numerous opportunities for future development including several nurse led clinics.Main duties of the job
THIS IS A FIXED TERM POSITION UNTIL 31/05/2023
The main purpose of the role is to be responsible for the safe effective and compassionate delivery of care to patients. The successful candidate will ensure that they work within the NMC code and supervise non registered staff under the requirements of delegation complying with the relevant visons, values and behaviours.
The role requires coordinating clinics and supervising staff both at base and in the outreach setting, and the ability to work without supervision
There are also several nurse-led services, minor eyelid surgery, nurse led cyst clinic, botox clinic, blood monitoring and administration of fluorescein dye for diagnostic photography. All these services require the ability to provide and receive complex sensitive information.About usPlease help us by adding your telephone number to your application form this will allow us to contact you quickly if required.
One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.
We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support. Flexible working is supported via the Trust's Flexible Working Policy.
The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesPLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED JOB DESCRIPTION FOR FULL DUTIES OF THE ROLE.
To be responsible and accountable for the delivery of safe, effective and compassionate nursing care for patients designated to their care.
To always work to the NMC Code.
To supervise non-registered staff as stipulated by the NMC under the requirements of delegation.
Provide effective leadership and assist with the management and organisation of the ward/department in the absence of the Ward manager or Junior Sister / Charge Nurse.
To comply with the trusts vision, values and behavioural compact.Person SpecificationExperienceEssential
- Experience of working in an acute hospital or community healthcare setting
- Recent experience of working as a registered nurse
- Ability to assist patients to move as per Trust Moving and Handling Policy
- Current NMC Registration (Level 1 adult nurse) or evidence of qualification if newly qualified
Skills and KnowledgeEssential
- Degree in nursing studies or healthcare related subject (UK equivalent).
- Mentorship certificate/ Practice Assessor training or demonstrable equivalent experience
- Ability to provide and receive complex, sensitive or contentious information
- Able to work without supervision
- Competent in the use of IT such as Microsoft Office
- Evidence of CPD
- Knowledge of national health and social care policy
- Knowledge of evidence based guidelines e.g. NICE guidelines, NPSA alerts, current nursing legislation
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Venepuncture and cannulation competency
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Sunderland Eye Infirmary
Queen Alexandra Road
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