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Senior Paediatric Nurse

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum incl. HCAS
Closing date
3 May 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the paediatric nursing team at Moorfields Eye Hopsital.

The successful candidate will work within our Ophthalmic Paediatric service which provides day surgery, outpatient clinics and ophthalmic Accident and Emergency care for children, young people and their families.

Main duties of the job

To work alongside the nursing team under the direction of the senior nurse assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care programmes throughout the paediatric nursing service in the Children's Eye Centre (RDCEC).

The post holder will participate in safeguarding children and young people, using prior experience and knowledge and will communicate concerns to the safeguarding team and paediatric colleagues.

The post holder will work collaboratively with the permanent nursing and play teams to ensure that families are involved in their child's care and will use their knowledge of child development to help families through the paediatric hospital journey so that the best outcomes can be achieved for children using our services.

About us

At Moorfields, we provide more than just an excellent career and great colleagues to work with. We also offer:
  • Salary including High-Cost Area Supplement
  • Opportunity to join the NHS Pension Scheme
  • Free 24/7 independent counselling service
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Easy and quick transport links
  • A range of attractive benefits and discounts
  • Access to Blue Light Card and other NHS Discount Schemes
  • Free Pilates classes
  • Full support and training to develop your skills
  • Flexible working friendly organisation

And so much more! To see the full range of benefits we offer please see our Moorfields benefits document.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Assess the needs of the infant, child and young person according to the agreed model of nursing care, implement and evaluate the planned care, working in partnership with the family and ensuring that a safe standard of care is delivered.

Participate in safeguarding children and young people within the Trust and ensure that the Trust Safeguarding Policy is adhered to and that concerns are communicated to the senior members of the paediatric team and the safeguarding children team.

Undertake the required levels of training for Safeguarding Children and Young People.

Participate in the pre-admission assessment of children and their families

Ensure that all forms of communication are used effectively in the interest of family centred care.

Liaise closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team in order to implement distraction therapies for working with children and their families in any clinical setting.

Handle parents/guardians enquiries politely, referring unanswered queries and reporting details to Paediatric Sister.

Person Specification

Professional Registration


  • NMC Registered Nurse in Paediatrics
  • Registered Paediatric/Child Branch Nurse

Additional Qualifications


  • PILS compliance or be willing to undertake this training


  • Ophthalmic qualification
  • Recognised clinical teaching qualification or be willing to undertake this qualification



  • Minimum 4 years post qualifying paediatric nursing experience


  • Paediatric ophthalmic nursing experience

Skills and Abilities


  • Ophthalmic nursing knowledge
  • Evidence of well-developed clinical practice


  • Understanding of audit, quality and governance issues

Employer details

Employer name

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Moorfields eye Hospital/RDCEC

3 Peerless st



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