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Staff Nurse, Eye Day Case Unit

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year pro rata pa inc
Closing date
6 Mar 2024
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 5 staff nurse to join the Eye Day Case Unit team at St Helier Hospital. The successful candidate will need to be enthusiastic and self-motivated with good communication skills. Experience desirable but no essential as training will be provide.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will undertake all aspects of pre and post op care for all Ophthalmology patients. They will be required to carry out pre-operative assessments including a comprehensive history taking, recording of ophthalmic measurements and following written protocols.

About us

The post holder will ensure provision of and be accountable for, the delivery of an efficient, high quality and caring clinical service across Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, which meets service and client requirements and encompasses a wide range of specialist expertise and client groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The working day is from 7 am to 6.30 pm, Monday to Friday with some Saturday working. There may be some cross site working within this role. Full time or part time requests would be considered.

The post holder will admit patients for ophthalmic day surgery (majority of procedures carried out under local anaesthetic), will provide post operative instructions, will run post operative telephone consultations, will support with pre-assessment clinics including eye measurements and telephone assessments.

Person Specification



  • Able to clearly demonstrate interest in caring for ophthalmic patients


  • Experience in theatre or surgical ward setting



  • Good verbal and written skills


  • Ophthalmic nursing skills

Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust


St Helier Hospital

Wrythe Lane



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