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Staff Nurse

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Staff Nurse

Department :Ophthalmology

Band 5 , �28,407 - �34,581 per annum pro rata

Hours: 16 hours per week, all MKUH roles will be considered for flexible working

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Ophthalmology and the friendly, hardworking nursing team. If you are: enthusiastic, caring, motivated, dynamic, a team player and can deliver a high standard of patient care we would like to hear from you.

Ophthalmology will offer you a change from working on the wards, much of our work is clinic based. You will be working on Consultant/Doctor based clinics as well as nurse led clinics where you will work with patients of all ages.

We believe we have much to offer, during a supernumerary period you will learn how to perform the necessary ophthalmic skills required for this post. We like our nurses to work to reach their potential so we encourage education, especially if it will enhance the patient's experience. Another attraction to this post is that work Monday to Friday between the hours of 08:30 - 20:30, no bank holidays and no nights.

If you would like to find out more about working in Ophthalmology, please feel free to contact Senior Sister Denise Holland for a chat on 01908 95539. Informal visits are encouraged.

Interview date: 12.12.2023

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard of patient care in a professional, caring manner.

You will be working on clinics and in procedure rooms providing support to the clinicians and nurses. You will also be expected to organise your co workers to make sure that the patients journey through the clinics is a positive one.

In the absence of senior members of the nursing team you will be expected to deputise, ensuring that resources are allocated appropriately, and escalating any issues that may affect patient safety and patient care.

About us

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible workingopportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Communication and relationship skills
  • To be able to communicate well with team members and patients raising any concerns in a timely manner.
  • To keep patients informed of every stage of their care whilst they are on the department.

Analytical skills
  • To escalate any safety concerns that have been identified.
  • To contribute to decision making regarding patient management

Planning and organisation skills
  • To carry out any tests or treatments as requested by clinicians or nurses prior to the patients consultation or treatment.
  • To be able to prioritise.

Responsibility patient/client care
  • To address patients respectfully and treat them as individuals.
  • Maintain confidentiality.

Responsibility staff management/leadership/training
  • To work as a team member and be a role model to new and student nurses.
  • To be able to apply a problem-solving approach to any issues that may arise.

Please refer to the attached Job Description for more details.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • RGN registered with the NMC
  • NMC code of conduct
  • Current Nursing issues


  • Ophthalmic nurse qualification



  • Relevant post registration experience in a hospital setting at a Band 5.
  • Experience of working in a team


  • Ophthalmic Nursing experience



  • Computer Skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in a busy environment
  • Can demonstrate understanding of the role
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Maintain up to date clinical skills
  • Open to learning new skills
  • Ophthalmic skills
  • Accurate record keeping
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Good time management
  • Treat patients with respect and dignity
  • Carry out work to a high standard and according to local guidelines and Trust documents

Personal and people development


  • Ability to arrange and complete mandatory training
  • Willingness to develop new skills
  • Willingness to attend in house training and audits
  • Willingness to extend their nursing role
  • Honest and reliable
  • Professional appearance
  • Be friendly and approachable
  • Flexibility to work shifts according to service needs
  • Can work under pressure



  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Specific requirements


  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations
  • Must be able to work various shift patterns to suit the departments needs

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Ophthalmology (Dept)

Milton Keynes


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