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Ophthalmology Staff nurse

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Ophthalmics nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity within Ophthalmology for an enthusiastic, effective, forward thinking Registered Nurse to join our team.

As an Registered Nurse you will be an important part of the wider Multi-Disciplinary Team, working alongside Optometry, Orthoptics, Technicians, Photographers, HCA's , Nurse Practitioners, Administration, and Clinicians. The MDT is committed to working towards the highest standard of care in all ophthalmic specialities.

. We are offering a variety of flexible shifts to promote a healthy work life balance and increase productivity by ensuring that our staff are working within a flourishing team.

Whether you are looking for a new career or already work in healthcare you will receive a comprehensive induction and training package , with development and learning opportunities given at an individualised pace. The role related packages are aligned to OPT standards and provide transferable skills within Ophthalmology departments across the country. You will also receive support from an identified senior nurse to ensure you achieve your best with a sense of job satisfaction

Main duties of the job

As a Registered Nurse within Ophthalmology you will be trained in Visual Acuity Assessments , Administration of Eye Drops , Fluorescein Angiograms including cannulation , post-operative follow up appointments, assisting clinicians in Intravitreal Injection 's and patient preparation and many more ophthalmic procedures. On Eye Day Case Unit you will be responsible for the safety of patients undergoing day case ophthalmic surgery from admission to discharge.

In all areas you will be responsible for housekeeping of the department, ensuring we are compliant with all Infection Prevention and Control indicators participate in audits and benchmarking data collection.

We offer a variety of link nurse roles to suit your knowledge and experience and look forward to what you can bring to the department!

About us

Ophthalmology is situated at the Queens Medical Centre Campus. Based in the purpose built Ear, Eye, Nose and Throat Centre, east Block, we are very easily accessible by public transport including medi-link bus routes and the Tram.

Our patients are referred to us from the local area of Nottinghamshire as well as further afield, quite often cross county. We see patients who are for routine diabetic checks as well as patients who have had surgery for different types of skin carcinomas. No two days are the same within the clinic!

NUH Trust values all of its staff and this shows in the excellent benefit schemes ie cycle to work schemes , staff well-being benefits , staff gym , lottery to name but a few.

As a member of staff working in Ophthalmology , we want you to feel proud to work towards this goal, in an environment which seeks to nurture and develop all individuals in our team.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our values are: Caring and helpful Safe and Vigilant for our patients and colleagues Being Clinically Excellent and driving innovation to meet the needs of our patients Using our Resources wisely whilst Providing Quality products, services and experiences for staff and patients


Assess the care needs of patients and develop a programme of care which is evaluated

and amended as appropriate.

Carry out relevant forms of direct and indirect patient care without direct

Regularly take charge of the clinical area in the absence of the person who has continuing responsibility or his/her

Utilises and integrates evidence into

The post holder is required to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.



HWB2 Be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development of programmes of care ensuring that these are evaluated and amended as

Core1 Document the condition and progress of patients and report to medical staff and/or senior nursing staff any areas of

HWB5 Undertake nursing procedures and techniques in accordance with agreed policies and guidelines.

Core2 Demonstrate clinical procedures to registered and unregistered staff as

G6 Once competent in team management skills, takes charge of the clinical area on a regular basis in the absence of the person who has continuing responsibility or his/her

Participate in the support and implementation of Essence of Care guidelines, nursing metric results and patient

7 HWB5 Be aware of your role with regard to the Medicines Code of

Comply with all Trust policies and risk assessments with particular regard to the policies and procedures carried out in the event of maintaining staff and patient safety.

Liaise with other clinical areas providing appropriate policies, education and clinical expertise in order to facilitate the management of patients with special

HWB5 Maintain an awareness of the developments in the care and treatment of patients in order to be able to carry out duties competently and

HWB1 Plan, develop and implement approaches to promote health and wellbeing of patients and improve their health status.

Directorate Specific Clinical responsibilities

1.12 Undertake nursing procedures and techniques in accordance with agreed policies and guidelines, including specific procedures relevant to patients attending Eye Outpatients clinics and Eye Day Case Unit.


1 Communicate effectively with the multidisciplinary team in order to promote efficient patient care and maintain effective channels of

2.2 Report all accidents and untoward incidents to the nurse in charge of the area and complete an incident form in accordance with Trust policy.

Maintain complete and accurate patient records ensuring that they provide a detailed account of all care provided throughout the patients stay.

Communicate with and provide support for patients relatives, carers and

Be aware of the need for confidentiality both within the written and spoken word and ensure correct storage of patients records at all times, to comply with the Information Governance

Liaise with other clinical areas as necessary for the coordination of patient care and the smooth running of the ward/unit/department.


Support a culture of teamwork within the clinical

Collaborate with all members of the clinical area to ensure efficient running of the ward/unit/department.

Use resources effectively in order to provide quality patient care whist having an awareness of budgetary

Assist the Sister/Charge Nurse in introducing new members of staff to their duties, act as a preceptor to newly qualified

G6 Supervise and assess registered and unregistered staff as

Undertake a recognised mentoring course

Take all reasonable steps to ensure the safe keeping of patients property in accordance with Trust

Ensure where appropriate that the programmes of training for learners, both student nurses and nursing auxiliaries/health care assistants are

Undertake formal and informal teaching sessions as required and undertake training to act as a mentor to

Following appropriate training, carry the directorate/floor

Contribute to the monitoring and control of expenditure and use of

Participate in Clinical Supervision

Maintain own professional competence through on going professional development to include clinical supervision, annual mandatory training, appraisal process and personal development

Be accountable for own professional practice and professional revalidation in accordance with the code NMC 2015. Professional standards of practice and behaviour


Be aware of need for own personal development and be prepared to attend and undertake any necessary training, being aware of the need to develop oneself and to strive to increase persona

Contribute to making the clinical environment conductive to learning and development where individuals feel able to discuss ideas and action as well as showing initiative.

Undertake any Working in New Ways Packages, which have been identified by the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse and are integral to the role requirements and specialty area. Under normal circumstances these must be completed in accordance with the Working in New Ways Policy and


In addition to the key job responsibilities detailed in this job description all employees at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust are expected to comply with the general duties detailed below:

Infection Control

To maintain a clean, safe environment, ensuring adherence to the Trusts standards of cleanliness, hygiene and infection control.

For senior/clinical managers the following statement must also be included

The post holder is accountable for minimising the risks of infections and for the implementation of the Code of Practice for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections as outlined in the Health Act 2006. This includes receiving assurance of risk and embedding evidence based practice into daily routines of all staff.

Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults

Nottingham University Hospitals is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All staff and volunteers are therefore expected to behave in such a way that supports this commitment.

Information Governance

All staff have an individual responsibility for creating accurate records of their work and for making entries into and managing all NHS records effectively in line with the Health Record Keeping Policy and other Health Records and Corporate Records Management policies and procedures in order to meet the Trusts legal, regulatory and accountability requirements.

Health and Safety

To take reasonable care to prevent injury to themselves or others who may be affected by their acts or omissions.

To co-operate fully in discharging the Trust policies and procedures with regard to health and safety matters.

To immediately report to their manager any shortcomings in health and safety procedures and practice.

To report any accidents or dangerous incidents to their immediate manager and safety representative as early as possible and submit a completed accident/incident form.

To use protective clothing and equipment where provided.

Whilst the aim of the Trust is to promote a co-operative and constructive view of health and safety concerns in the organisation, all staff must be aware that a wilful or irresponsible disregard for safety matters may give rise to disciplinary proceedings.


To actively participate in governance activities to ensure that the highest standards of care and business conduct are achieved.

Health and Wellbeing

Employees are expected to take all reasonable steps to look after both their physical health and mental health. To support employees to achieve this NUH offers a wide range of health and wellbeing activities and interventions. The full programme can be viewed at on the staff intranet.

Line managers are expected to encourage and support staff to look after their health and wellbeing, including the release of staff to attend health and wellbeing activities and interventions.

General Policies Procedures and Practices

To comply with all Trust policies, procedures and practices and to be responsible for keeping up to date with any changes to these.

Person Specification

Training and qualification


  • NMC registration


  • Degree in nursing studies



  • Supervision of non registered and registered staff


  • Involvement in link nurse role or project work

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts



Derby road



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