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Ophthalmology Nurse Specialist Band 6

Employer
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Location
Bridgend
Salary
£35,922 to £43,257 pro rata per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Ophthalmics nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Part time 32 hours per week - Monday-Friday 08:30-16:30

The Ophthalmology Nurse Specialist will provide specialist ophthalmology nursing knowledge, skills and competence in developing and maintaining the provision of nurse led clinics and services. They will be a competent nurse specialist for the service.

The Ophthalmology Nurse Specialist shares workload and responsibility with medical staff and other ophthalmology clinical staff to make the best use of specialist clinical skills within the ophthalmology department, enabling the department to provide this specialised service. They will assist in leading and monitoring the performance and work of the nursing team, and deputise for the clinic manager as and when required.

Main duties of the job

The Ophthalmology Eye Clinic at The Princess of Wales Hospital has a vacancy for a dynamic, highly motivated and experienced nurse practitioner to join our progressive department. We are looking for an ophthalmic practitioner keen to learn additional skills, such the pre-assessment and discharge planning . Experience in participating or leading on improvement programmes is desirable with an interest in improving clinic efficiencies and exploring new ways of working and service transformation.

You must possess good communication skills and be able to work well as part of a team. You must be flexible in your approach and be able to respond appropriately to the demands of an ever changing workload.

The Ophthalmology Nurse Specialist is expected :
  • To provide specialist ophthalmology advice.
  • To accept direct emergency referrals from other healthcare professionals and medical staff.
  • Take clinical histories and carry out examinations to make a differential diagnosis during autonomous nurse led clinic sessions.
  • Following training and assessment of competence perform specialist ophthalmology procedures.
  • Manage the department in the absence of the Department Manager.

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

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

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

Qualifications

Essential

  • NMC registered


Desirable

  • Recognised Ophthalmic Qualification at Post Grad Level


Experience

Essential

  • Ophthalmology experience


Desirable

  • Leadership and management experience
  • Knowledge of clinical governance
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Quality improvement experience


Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Address

Princess of Wales Hospital

Coity Road, Bridgend

Bridgend

CF31 1RQ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

110-NMR180-0424

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