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Ophthalmic Theatre Nurse Practitioner

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
19 Mar 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Ophthalmics nurse, Theatre nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Ophthalmology Directorate for a Theatre Nurse Practitioner to provide and promote high quality , specialist clinical practice within the multidisciplinary team.

The post holder will be based at the Royal Gwent Hospital with the expectation that they may be required to work at different locations across Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

The position will involve supporting the Theatre Nurse Manager to lead the nursing team, ensuring the development of staff and working closely with the Senior nurse and Directorate management teams to maximize utilisation and efficiency of ophthalmic theatre/ daycase and pre-assessment services across health board sites.

Candidates should be forward thinking, have the ability to manage a team and demonstrate a sound innovative leadership style. The ability to demonstrate excellent communication/decision-making and motivation skills are key qualities. You will need to demonstrate continuing professional development and a strong commitment to developing others and providing/developing safe, quality care for stakeholders and relatives.

If you are dedicated to improving patient experience and committed to providing a professional positive working environment for staff then this specialised clinical area will give you great job satisfaction, whilst also challenging and developing your skills.

Main duties of the job

To work as a Specialist Nurse Practitioner in the ophthalmic theatre setting providing a high-quality service that will enhance and promote good clinical practice within the multidisciplinary team.

The post holder is required to provide technical / specialist ophthalmic assistance requiring dexterity, precision, accuracy and prolonged concentration to patients and medical staff in ophthalmic operations and procedures.

To contribute to the smooth running of the department in terms of taking charge of the department in the absence the department manager.

To co-ordinate and lead the Agored level 4 training programme for band 3 trainee ophthalmic assistant theatre practitioners and liaise with Band 7 Ophthalmic Practice Educator / Theatre Manager to deliver / co-ordinate other training as required.

To work in collaboration with Medical Staff to plan and develop the service and be willing to undertake additional duties within the scope of professional practice.

To promote evidence-based practice and act as an accountable role model and clinical expert.

To act in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.

The post holder will work within both ophthalmic theatre, day case and pre-assessment areas to meet the needs of the service on days across the whole week including weekends when required.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • nursing degree/ diploma
  • Post registration course or evidence of continual professional development


  • clinical patient assessment qualification
  • ophthalmic qualification
  • MSC
  • mentorship / teaching qualification



  • relevent ophthalmic experience
  • evidence of shift / team leading experience


  • nurse practitioner experience



  • comprehensive evidence of ABUHB policies and procdeures
  • all specialist core skills required for the care of ophthalmic patients as outlined in JD


  • Evidence of audit and research
  • ability to speak welsh

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


Royal Gwent Hospital

Cardiff Road


NP20 2UB

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