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Staff Nurse Ophthalmology Outpatients Service - Band 5

East Cheshire NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Ophthalmics nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Applicants are invited to apply for the post of Band 5 Staff nurse in Ophthalmology based at Macclesfield District General Hospital and Congleton War Memorial Hospital in the Planned Care Directorate.

The successful candidate will be expected to work flexibly and provide high quality care with particular emphasis on:-
  • Assessment and review of patients with chronic ophthalmic conditions
  • To provide support with Ophthalmology scans and extended role areas across Macclesfield and Congleton sites.

This position offers a rewarding prospect of a challenging yet enjoyable career in Ophthalmology in a delightful part of the country.We would like to talk to any interested individuals about their career aspirations and suitably qualified applications will be welcome.

Hours per week: 37.5 (part time also considered)

Main duties of the job

The nurse will assist in the identification of health needs and participate in the delivery and evaluation of care interventions developed to meet those needs under the supervision of a registered Practitioner. Supervision may be direct/indirect depending upon level of competency and the complexity of work.

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care, delivering the right care first time, every time.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters as part of ongoing monitoring.

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification



  • Appropriate registration with the NMC

Knowledge & Skills


  • Understanding of accountability
  • Ability to perform area specific core clinical competencies
  • Ability to prioritise and organise workload
  • Assessment skills


  • Mentorship skills



  • Experience of working in an acute care environment, undertaking a full range of clinical competencies within speciality
  • Able to relate well with patients / clients / relatives / visitors and colleagues within the multidisciplinary team


  • Customer care experience

Other Role Requirements


  • Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for further details

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Macclesfield District General Hospital

Victoria Road


SK10 3BL

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