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Staff Nurse - Ophthalmology - Aintree Site

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per Annum, pro Rata
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

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We are looking for someone with experience of working in a high volume healthcare environment, experience of working in an Ophthalmic would be beneficial, but not necesary as training will be given. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is keen to take on a new challenge and develop this role within the existing team. You will be given full training along with competency based assessments for skill development. The successful applicant will be well supported by the nursing team and encouraged to develop the role to it's full potential.You will be working alongside a full multidisciplinary team. We are looking for nurses who have excellent communication skills and can demonstrate passion and empathy to this client group and who want to make a difference to quality of our patients lives.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will be responsible and accountable for the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of nursing care. Work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team and undertake delegated tasks form the Nurse Manager. Postholder will be required at times to take charge of department for a span of duty.

The postholder will always work within the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Visual assessment, ophthalmic investigations, treatment and triage of patients attending the department i.e.: IOP, RAPD, sac washout, subconjunctival injections, removal of sutures, contact lens education.

Preparation of patients undergoing ophthalmic investigations, includingrequesting of relevant investigations, surgical procedures.

Admission and discharge of patients to Ward/Department.

To run and organise, where applicable in the ophthalmic clinic, to assist in ophthalmic procedures.

Participates in maintaining a safe, comfortable and therapeuticenvironment for all patients and carers and maintain agreed standards ofnursing care.

Determines nursing priorities and plans patient care. Informs the nurse in charge when changes in circumstances may affect patient care.

Maintain nursing records in accordance with the NMC and Trustguidelines.

Maintain and improve quality of patient care through contribution to the development of Essence of Care and clinical benchmarking within the unit

Ensure due regard is given to customs, values and spiritual beliefs of patients.

Providing information and support to patients/carers, and ensuring all those involved in the care are aware of changes in the patients condition.

Assist in the safe custody, checking and administration of drugs

To develop the clinical knowledge and skills to care for acutely ill patients admitted via both planned and unplanned routes.

To undertake expanded practice, under supervision, in order to optimise patient care and in accordance with ward/department and Trust policies.

Involve patients and carers in the planning and delivery of care

Ensure effective lines of communication within the ward/department multidisciplinary team

Assisting the department manager in identifying required resources to enable nursing staff to provide agreed standards of patient care.

Collaborates with other professional groups to ensure safe and effective care is made available on the department.

Works in line with and promotes government and hospital strategies, ensuring nursing staff meet their responsibilities and are working to the aims and objectives of the organisation.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse, current NMC registration
  • Diploma in Nursing


  • Post registration qualification in relevant specialty
  • Mentorship / teaching qualification



  • Post registration experience and successful completion of preceptorship
  • Ophthalmic experience
  • Evidence of maintaining a clinical learning environment
  • Evidence of working with students



  • Knowledge of current nursing issues and clinical governance
  • Demonstrates awareness of own limitations



  • Ability to organise workload and delegate tasks appropriately
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to support less experienced staff
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Good written and verbal communication


  • Basic IT skills, including e-mail and word processing



  • Supportive of colleagues
  • Ability to work in changing environments
  • Committed to high standards of patient care
  • Exemplary personal standards of conduct and behaviour
  • Maintain both personal and professional development
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Aintree University Hospital

Lower Lane


L9 7AL

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