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Staff Nurse (Ophthalmology)

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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37.5 Hours per week

We are looking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic Registered Nurse to complement our welcoming multi-disciplinary team within the Eye Outpatients and Eye Casualty Department.

The department currently offers a range of services for both adult and paediatric patients accessing the service for elective and acute treatment. The successful candidate will rotate between both departments, delivering safe, effective, high quality care to our patients.

This is a great opportunity to join our team and to be involved in the future of Ophthalmology care here at The James Cook University Hospital.

Please note that this vacancy will close when we receive sufficient completed applications.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will work alongside our growing team and develop skills specific to ophthalmology to be able to run pre-assessment clinics,fundus fluorescein angiograms, venepuncture, assessments of eye casualty patients and much more.

The role involves ensuring patients receive all of the necessary tests required prior to seeing the doctor in clinic.

The candidate will need excellent communication and IT skills, and have the ability to troubleshoot patient enquiries over the telephone.

NMC registration is required.

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

About us

South Tees Hospitals is the largest hospital trust in the Tees Valley with two acute hospitals and services in a number of community hospitals.

The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough is a designated major trauma centre and provides all its specialties from one site which is unique for a hospital of its size. It provides a wide range of district general hospital services and specialist services such as neurosciences, renal medicine, spinal injuries, major trauma, cardiothoracics, vascular surgery and cancer services. It has 1,024 beds, a 24-hour acute admissions unit and an emergency department which houses the major trauma centre for Durham, East Cleveland, Tees Valley and North Yorkshire and has its own helipad. In 2012 the Middlesbrough hospital completed a �35 million redevelopment of its cancer services and is now proud to provide some of the best facilities in Europe. The James Cook University Hospital has a modern, central operating suite containing 20 well-equipped theatres and a 16-bedded intensive care unit. There is also an Institute of Learning, Research and Innovation on site, embracing postgraduate medical education, undergraduate teaching centre, nurse training school, the school of radiography and library facilities.

The Friarage Hospital in Northallerton is an essential part of our organisation and an important point of delivery for the community. It is one of the smallest district general hospitals in the country and has 189 inpatient beds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description and person specification document(s) for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Current NMC Registration

Key Skills


  • A team player able to work well with others and demonstrate commitment to team objectives

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The James Cook University Hospital

Marton Road



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