Staff nurse

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Band 5
Full Time
We are looking for a motivated nurse who is passionate about providing high quality care. Experience in Eye Casualty /Ophthalmology is essential.

You will be part of a very friendly, caring, specialist team where there will be numerous opportunities to develop your skills further and training to enable you to provide high standards of care to be delivered to our patients.

This is an exciting frontline role and you will be responsible for making immediate care decisions and preparing admissions. We take referrals from GPs, optometrists and patient self-referrals, and you will care for patients with a range of ophthalmic conditions.

Main duties of the job

To exercise accountability as set out in the NMC Code of conduct and participate in the delivery of safe, effective and compassionate nursing care for all patients.

To foster effective working relationships with the multidisciplinary team enabling patients to receive high quality, evidence-based care.

When taking charge in the absence of the eye casualty sister is directly responsible for ensuring the smooth day to day running of the Eye Casualty Department.

To act as a role model at all times and support the senior team members to ensure organisational goals and objectives are met within the department.

About us

Northampton General Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. All our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

Our Excellence Values






We want to recruit the best people to deliver our services across the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire and help to unleash everyone's full potential. As an organisation, we value how we communicate and promote our vacancies to all communities.

The Hospital Group encourages applications from people who identify from all protected groups, especially those from BAME, Disabled and LGBTQ+ backgrounds as these are underrepresented in our hospitals.

We understand that we need to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and make sure the environment they work in is inclusive and collaborative.

We have active Networks that promote and support colleagues from all backgrounds.This ensures everyone feels supported and has a sense of belonging working for Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities.

Actively contribute to setting and maintaining high standards of quality nursing care.

Work collaboratively and co-operatively with MDT to meet the needs of patients and their families/carers.

Be responsible for the assessment of care needs for your patients and the development of plans of care ensuring that these are evaluated and amended as appropriate.

Supporting patients and relatives attending the Eye Casualty Department.

Actively maintain and promote a safe ward environment.

Undertake nursing procedures and techniques in accordance with agreed Trust policies and guidelines.

To ensure government targets are adhered to Escalate appropriately in timely manner to meet four hour target.

Plan, develop and implement approaches to promote health and wellbeing of patients and improve their health status.

Maintain an awareness of the developments in the care and treatment of patients in order to be able to carry out duties competently and efficiently.

Responsible for safe supply, storage, administration, checking and disposal of medications including controlled drugs in line with Trust Policy and Nursing Midwifery Council standards.

Document the triage assessment, intervention, medications and progress of patients and report to medical staff and/or senior nursing staff any areas of concern.

Maintain contemporary detailed nursing documentation on Symphony.

Assisting and contributing to the management and organisation of a ward / clinical area.

Comply with all Trust policies and risk assessments with particular regard to the policies and procedures carried out in the event of maintaining staff and patient safety.

Person Specification

Educations, Training and Qualifications


  • Current level one NMC registration
  • Mentorship qualification


  • Ophthalmic module

Knowledge and Experience


  • Post registration Eye Casualty experience
  • Clinical knowledge in ophthalmic emergencies


  • Evidence of continuous professional development



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritise own workload and recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations
  • IT literate


  • IV Drugs administration

Key Competencies/Personal Qualities and Attributes


  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust vision and values
  • Self-motivated and works well under pressure
  • Excellent time management


  • Able to be assertive when necessary and remain calm in a busy environment

Employer details

Employer name

Northampton General Hospital


Northampton general Hospital




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