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Ophthalmic Triage Nurse

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Ophthalmics nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
To work alongside a team of Nurse Practitioners to assist in the provision of urgent medical care within the speciality Ophthalmology within our Emergency Eye Care Area.

To assist in assessment and triage of ophthalmic casualties, carrying out urgent intervention should this be required.

Initiate through knowledge and experience and independently carry out ophthalmic test measures which may assist diagnosis.

To provide telephone triage advice over the phone to both patient and members of the wider multidisciplinary team. Being able to identify those patients who require face to face management via the appropriate medical professional.

Assessment and triage of Urgent Referrals received by Primary Care.

Main duties of the job

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and reasoning skills, differentiate between normal, variations of normal and abnormal findings.
  • Takes appropriate action, initiating investigations which may aid diagnosis. Example OCT, Visual Field, Colour Vision test etc
  • Through telephone triage service, accept direct referrals from a variety of sources: General Practitioners, Optometrists, Advanced Practitioners as well as direct patient referrals
  • Deliver advice to patients and members of the MDT in both primary and secondary care, providing guidance on ophthalmic conditions/ symptoms via the telephone.
  • Communicate effectively with variety of individuals over telephone or virtually, anticipating barriers to communication and taking action to improve
  • Ensure problems or concerns are reported to the senior Nurse practitioner working alongside that shift
  • Justify clinical decisions about patient's health care, acting on clinical knowledge and judgement
  • Responsible for general clinical duties of ophthalmic patients i.e., monitoring vital signs, visual Acuity testing, irrigation, etc
  • To maintain accurate, contemporaneous records of all interventions

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

    About us

    If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

    Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

    Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

    Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

    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



    • Ophthalmic experience



    • Ophthalmic qualification

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


    Abergele Hospital

    Llanfair Road


    LL22 8DP

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