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Staff Nurse Ophthalmology

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Salary is dependant on experience pa pro rata
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Ophthalmics nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Victoria Eye Unit is looking for an enthusiastic registered nurse to join our team in a busy Ophthalmology Department and Ophthalmology theatres. This is a constantly expanding speciality with many areas to develop knowledge and skills and expand your nursing skills within and outpatient, peripheral clinics, day case and theatre environment.

The ophthalmology department is opening a new purpose built cataract suite and we will require nursing staff that have ophthalmology theatre experience and general ophthalmology experience.

We are looking for the right candidate and will support with new learning and competencies to enable the best candidate to be appointed.

We welcome applications from individuals that hold a UK NMC registration.

Main duties of the job

To deliver patient centred care to Ophthalmic patients both adult and children.

To work within an Ophthalmology theatre environment as well as Ophthalmology Outpatients and Day Case.

Pre-assess and plan care for Ophthalmic day case unit patients, and deliver safe effective discharges.

Provide effective care for patients in a variety of settings within outpatients, day case and theatres.

Provide health education to patients and relatives, which promotes the health and well being of patients.

Achieve high standards of care in accordance with policies and procedures.

Deliver evidenced based nursing care, promoting best clinical and professional practice.

The ability to work within a multidisciplinary team of consultants, speciality doctors, trainee surgical doctors, orthoptists, optometrists, imaging technicians and theatre team, to ensure continuity of care.

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.

Worcestershire is our neighbouring county. The post holder will be required to travel between sites.

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 unspoilt 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

To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • First level Registered nurse


  • Relevant nursing degree or equivalent experience
  • Post registration qualification within specialty or equivalent level of experience
  • ophthalmology theatre experience

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Venepuncture, IV Bolus administration and Peripheral Cannulation or willingness to learn
  • Provide and receive complex/sensitive information
  • Awareness of own development needs


  • Leadership ability



  • Experience within relevant clinical area
  • General Outpatient experience

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


Ophthalmology Outpatients

Stonebow Road



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