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Ward Sister/Charge Nurse (Ophthalmology Outpatients)

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

Job Details

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Band 6 Registered Nurse to work alongside our current Sister in Ophthalmology Outpatients on a part time basis.

The role is based at our busy Axminster Hospital site, which is part of the West of England Eye Unit, Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

The successful candidate will share our passion for patient centred, safe effective care. They will be someone who can support and lead the Ophthalmology Outpatient team and work within a multi-disciplinary team who provides an excellent patient experience.

Previous experience within Ophthalmology or an Outpatient setting is desirable but not essential as full training can be provided.

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

West of England Eye Unit (WEEU) Axminster Outpatients is a vibrant busy department, which is expanding its Clinical and Patient diagnostic services in a range of Ophthalmic specialities. Including Glaucoma, Medical Retina & Macular, Oculoplastic and Cataract pathways. Located in a friendly Community Hospital with free staff parking onsite.

Due to increasing our Clinical activity, we are seeking to recruit a Senior Registered Nurse to work alongside our current Ophthalmology Outpatient Sister, leading the Outpatient team at our Axminster Hospital site.

The post holder will work closely with the Medical team and Senior Management to ensure that they provide Clinical leadership to the Nursing and Multi-disciplinary team across the department. They are a role model for all staff, and will positively co-ordinate the day to day operations of the service as well as seeking opportunities for developments with innovative ideas.

You may occasionally need to offer support and work across our other sites located in Exeter, Sidmouth and Tiverton.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a wonderful team.

Working Pattern: 19 hours over two working days 8am - 6pm, Monday to Friday

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact: Rebecca Armitage, Clinical manager, on

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Person Specification

General Requirements


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Axminster Hospital

Chard Street



EX13 5DU

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