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Registered Nurse - Ophthalmology

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Ophthalmics nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

The Ophthalmic Outpatients is based within Outpatient West at the NNUH and at Central Norwich Eye Clinic.

It is our privilege to provide ophthalmic healthcare to over 100,000 patients across Norfolk and the surrounding area. We undertake the assessment and care of ophthalmic patients.

We are a progressive and exciting department, which is continuously adapting to meet and enhance the care provided to our patients.

Part time - 18 hours per week.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic person who is keen to join the team within the Eye Clinic.

This role offers an exciting and challenging opportunity to work alongside a dedicated and highly skilled team as we look forward to the future development of the service. The role will involve you working in the outpatient department at the NNUH and on a rotational basis in the Central Norwich Eye Clinic, based at Grove Road Clinic in Norwich City Centre

This role is for Ophthalmology Outpatients, but we do at times support our colleagues across the ophthalmic speciality and our colleagues on the wards. The clinic is open from 08:30-20:00. Monday - Saturday (shifts include weekday evening work and weekend daytime shifts).

The role includes supporting and assisting patients attending various sub specialities appointments, oculoplastic and intravitreal procedures, laser treatment, the emergency eye service and much more. This involves history taking, completing various eye tests, and coordinating daily clinical activity to support a positive and timely patient experience.

Ophthalmic experience is desirable but not essential. The successful candidate will complete the competency-based learning programme for Ophthalmology and full training and support will be given by our Clinical Educator and Ophthalmic MDT. Both experienced and newly qualified RN are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached job description for full details of the role, and use your supporting statement to confirm how you meet the essential and desirable criteria on the job specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse on the appropriate part of the NMC Register


  • Post registration qualification relevant to the clinical area



  • Experience of mentoring, supervision, teaching and assessment
  • Knowledge/experience of relevant speciality



  • Ability to maintain high standards of care
  • Competency in clinical skills including enhanced practice relevant to the level of experience and clinical area
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills

Attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Colney Lane



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