Within Ophthalmology at UHS we have an exciting opportunity to join our expanding Medical Retina nurse specialist team. We have a robust in house practical training programme and also use resources and courses from other sites to ensure a well rounded programme. Within the first 12 months in post the successful candidate would be delivering intravitreal injections independently and undertaking virtual patient reviews. There would also be face to face clinic time with the eventual aim of assessing a face to face cohort of patients independently. Increasing our nurse compliment in this service allows us to intensively case manage these patients and ensure they are at the heart of the service.Main duties of the job
Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.
To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.About us
As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.
All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
This is a Monday - Saturday service
Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role.
To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.Person SpecificationQualifications, knowledge and experienceEssential
- Registered nurse on relevant part of the NMC register
- Degree qualification, 120 credits at L6 or possess an equivalent knowledge to be assessed through evidence of relevant specialist training, experience or portfolio
- Post registration qualification within area of speciality.
- Completion of all Band 5 (preceptorship) competencies
- Higher Education Institute approved course in supporting learners in practice or evidence assessed to be of equivalent experience, demonstrating support to a range of learners in practice. Provide evidence of both supporting a range of learners in practice and supporting colleagues to promote effective learning in practice
- Extensive post registration experience within specialist area.
- Knowledge of current issues within the acute health service.
- Understanding of personal accountability.
- Counselling qualification
- Registered on MSc Pathway - completion of HTPA Competencies
- Palliative care course
- IT training
- Change Management, clinical practice development.
- Multidisciplinary team working.
- Ability to learn and assimilate information quickly
- Critical thinking
- General IT skills
- Negotiation skills
- Organisational skills
- Working under pressure
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Patients First
- Always Improving
- Working Together
University Hospital Southampton NHS TrustAddress
Southampton General Hospital
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