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Senior Ophthalmic Nurse - VR Service

Employer
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 Per Annum, Including HCAS
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Ophthalmics nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The post holder will carry out the assessment, planning and provision of specialist ophthalmic nursing care to patients within the vitreo retinal emergency unit (VRE) and out-patient setting.

The post holder will act as a co-ordinator in the outpatient clinics and Vitreo Retinal Emergency unit ensuring vitreo retinal patients are seen and assessed by all members of the multidisciplinary team.

They will oversee the smooth flow of patients through the clinic and ensure no unnecessary delays in both the VRE and out-patient settings.

They will also supervise junior members of staff, students and may undertake research, or lead clinical audits in this specialist area. The post holder will act as a role model for excellent communication skills and expertise.

Main duties of the job

Develop an integrated nursing role surrounding the management of vitreo-retinal ophthalmology patients and their families.

Attend and contribute to departmental meetings, internal and external ophthalmology, and vitreo-retinal related focus groups.

Responsible for assessing the care needs of the patient group, through clinical assessment, whilst also considering psychological and sociological aspects of need.

Evaluate the quality and effectiveness of care given, implementing changes to ensure high standards of appropriate nursing care.

Create and promote a partnership approach between the patient, carers and all professionals involved in their care (including outside agencies).

Provide leadership and supervision, surrounding vitreo-retinal care, to less experienced to less experienced staff working across the Vitreo Retinal Emergency and outpatient departments.

To be involved in carrying out nursing extended roles, such as providing informed consent for patients undergoing vitreo retinal surgery and investigations, performing telephone consultations for post operative patients, and supporting the delivery of technician led synchronous and asynchronous clinics in line with the vitreo retinal service's future plans for delivery care

About us

At Moorfields, we provide more than just an excellent career and great colleagues to work with. We also offer:
  • Salary including High-Cost Area Supplement
  • Opportunity to join the NHS Pension Scheme
  • Free 24/7 independent counselling service
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Easy and quick transport links
  • A range of attractive benefits and discounts
  • Access to Blue Light Card and other NHS Discount Schemes
  • Free Pilates classes
  • Full support and training to develop your skills
  • Flexible working friendly organisation

And so much more! To see the full range of benefits we offer please see our Moorfields benefits document.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will carry out the assessment, planning and provision of specialist ophthalmic nursing care to patients within the vitreo retinal emergency unit (VRE) and out-patient setting.

The post holder will act as a co-ordinator in the outpatient clinics and Vitreo Retinal Emergency unit ensuring vitreo retinal patients are seen and assessed by all members of the multidisciplinary team.

They will oversee the smooth flow of patients through the clinic and ensure no unnecessary delays in both the VRE and out-patient settings.

They will also supervise junior members of staff, students and may undertake research, or lead clinical audits in this specialist area. The post holder will act as a role model for excellent communication skills and expertise.

Person Specification

Education

Essential

  • BSc in Nursing
  • PG Certificate in ophthalmic nursing
  • Leadership course


Desirable

  • Evidence of leading a Team in clinical area


Clinical knowledge

Essential

  • Evidence of extensive vitreo retinal clinical knowledge


Desirable

  • Evidence of fundoscopy


Teaching

Essential

  • Evidence of teaching /mentoring junior staff


Desirable

  • Teaching course


Professional Registration

Essential

  • Full and Active NMC Registration


Employer details

Employer name

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

City Rd.

London

EC1V 2PD

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273-DC-8855

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