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Junior Sister Ophthalmology

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Ophthalmics nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Ophthalmology Outpatient Department & Ophthalmology Theatres have a vacancy for a full time and part time Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse with a minimum of 2 years nursing care experience at level 1 in an ophthalmology department or theatres.

The post holder will work rotational over Monday to Friday, with one weekends in four on shift, which will be equally apportioned amongst the established junior sister team.

The post holder will act as a positive role model, promote effective teamwork and encourage continuous development in the department/theatre environment.

Alongside the Senior Sister, the post holder will be responsible for the assessment of patient care needs, and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care. You will help in supporting the performance management of the nursing team as well as supporting the co-ordination and facilitation of educational and development needs of staff in their clinical practice appropriate to the clinic environment.

Informal visits are actively encouraged to understand this role as part of your application process.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will assume overall responsibility for all patients in the department/theatre in the absence of the Senior Sister.

The post holder will have the:
  • organisational and time management skills
  • self-awareness with the ability to recognise how your own thoughts, beliefs, values and actions can impact on another.
  • Ability to develop professional relationships.
  • Leadership skills including good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • IT skills
  • Knowledge of current issues in relation to nursing and health care
  • Ability to think creatively and contribute to service improvement initiatives
  • Ability to assess patients, plan care for a group of patients, deliver care and evaluate the effectiveness of care given.
  • Ability to organise own workload whilst supervising others.
  • Good analytical skills for assessing and interpreting acute and other complexpatient conditions, recognize deterioration and take appropriate action.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and un-spoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specific for details of roles and responsibilities.

job description and person specification is generic to the trust.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • RGN
  • Teaching qualification or courses relevant to specialty or studying towards
  • Evidence of relevant post registration education and training
  • A1 award or equivalent


  • Relevant Diploma/Degree or equivalent

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to a wide range of people
  • Leadership ability
  • Time management of self and others
  • Demonstrate an ability to problem solve complex situations
  • Advocate for the profession


  • Experience of Change Management



  • Previous experience within relevant clinical area

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


Hereford County Hospital



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