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Registered Nurse

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year PRO RATA
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
There are so many reasons to join our team at Sunderland Eye Infirmary. Our new Eye Hospital in Sunderland is taking shape and means Sunderland will remain home to the regions only dedicated standalone eye hospital. It will strengthen our excellent reputation across the NHS, both regionally and nationally as a centre of excellence for ophthalmology care.

As one of the few specialist eye hospitals in the country, research and using developing technology is a key part of our work. We encourage innovation and research in everything we do. There is always something to get involved in. If you share our vision for 'excellence in all that we do', we would love you to join us!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, flexible and motivated band 5 staff nurse to work within the ophthalmology Main Theatres. The ideal candidate will have live NMC Registration and evidence of continuing professional development with experience or a keen interest in ophthalmology or theatres. The successful candidate will be supported by trained theatre staff and provided with a comprehensive induction programme. The post is part time 27 hrs per week permanent position. The role is interesting and varied. In house training will be given to achieve the competency based assessments required for the role.

The service is presently Monday to Friday with variable shift patterns 8am to 17.30pmm and provide on-calls after working hours.

Main duties of the job

Sunderland Eye Infirmary is an established centre of excellence providing a range of services for ophthalmic patients. With the development of the new hospital planned for 2026 this poses an exciting opportunity for the right candidate.

The main purpose of the role is to be responsible for the safe effective and compassionate delivery of care to patients. The successful candidate will ensure that they work within the NMC code and supervise non registered staff under the requirements of delegation complying with the relevant visons, values and behaviours.

The role requires coordinating the theatre lists, scrub for various ophthalmic surgeries, Circulate and assist the scrub team in theatre, admit and discharge day case patients, recover patients after General anaesthesia and sedation. Needs the ability to work without supervision. Support students and any members of staff from other departments. Take part in the on-call rota after working hours, on weekends and on bank holidays. All these services require the ability to provide and receive complex sensitive information.

About us

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One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.

We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support. Flexible working is supported via the Trust's Flexible Working Policy.

The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be responsible and accountable for the delivery of safe, effective and compassionate nursing care for patients designated to their care.

To always work to the NMC Code.

To supervise non-registered staff as stipulated by the NMC under the requirements of delegation.

Provide effective leadership and assist with the management and organisation of the ward/department in the absence of the Ward Manager or Junior Sister/Charge Nurse.

To comply with the Trusts vision, values and behavioural compact.


Person Specification



  • Current NMC Registration (Level 1 adult nurse) or evidence of qualification if newly qualified
  • Diploma in health related study or equivalent appropriate qualification


  • Degree in nursing studies or healthcare related subject (UK equivalent)
  • Mentorship certificate/Practice Assessor training or demonstrable equivalent experience



  • Experience of working in an acute hospital or community healthcare setting


  • Recent experience of working as a registered nurse

Skills and Knowledge


  • Ability to provide and receive complex, sensitive or contentious information
  • Able to work without supervision
  • Competent in the use of IT such as Microsoft Office
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Knowledge of national health and social care policy
  • Knowledge of evidence based guidelines e.g. NICE guidelines, NPSA alerts, current nursing legislation


  • Venepuncture and cannulation competency

Physical skills


  • Ability to assist patients to move as per Trust Moving and Handling Policy

Employer details

Employer name

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust


Sunderland Eye Infirmary

Queen Alexandra Road



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