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Senior Staff Nurse

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa pro rata including HCAS
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment, planning and provision of specialist general and ophthalmic nursing advice and carries out specialist nursing procedures. The post holder will provide clinical and managerial leadership to junior staff, students and may undertake research, lead clinical audits in designated areas. He or she will assist the Ward Manager in ensuring the effective running of the unit and other associated areas and diagnostic hubs at Purley site, Parkway, New Addington and Croydon Vision. Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of patients and always working in a manner that promotes dignity and human rights through the adoption of person-centred care principles. The post holder will be expected to implement the Perfect Ward and other auditsin the unit and to ensure its compliance. He or she will deputise in the absence of the Sister / Charge Nurse. The post holder will lead on the effective management of clinical nursing aspect within Day care. The post holder will continue to develop and undertake a range of delegated tasks, identified through service needs appropriate to the role.

Main duties of the job

  • Independently manage a group of patients within the ophthalmic speciality whilst working as part of the multidisciplinary team, delivering individualised and personalised direct care
  • Assist the ward manager in the effective running of the ward in accordance with Trust and local policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for the correct administration of prescribed medication.
  • Act as an advocate for patients within the department, to ensure a patient orientated approach to the delivery of care and to meet standards within the NHS Plan and other relevant guidelines.
  • Ensure staffs take precautions to minimise the risk of cross infection in relation to the safe disposal of body fluids (including blood).
  • Intravitreal nurse injector role: the post holder will be expected to have been trained and competent to be able to perform as a nurse injector. The candidate is at least working on or finishing his / her IVT training to be consider for this dual role.

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

  • Ensure that the learning environment and specialist training is appropriate for both pre and post registration learners and participate in the development of appropriate programmes.
  • Regularly act as the nurse in charge of the ward.
  • Participate in the staff recruitment process as and when required. To deputise for the Ward Manager as and when required.
  • Support and participate in education and training programmes and develop training programmes as required.
  • To assist the Ward Manager in developing a culture that is challenging, stimulating, rewarding and supportive.
  • Assess the need for, plan and implement suitable staff development programmes for the nursing staff within the clinical area to ensure the effective care of all patients.
  • Assist the Ward Manager nurse to ensure that all students and newly appointed staff have identified mentors/preceptors.
  • To act as a mentor/assessor to unqualified staff and to provide education, advice and support to a team of nurses.
  • Contribute and assist the Ward Manager to foster a learning environment within the clinical area.
  • To participate in education on a national and international level by attending, presenting at, and/or assisting in the coordination of study days/seminars/conferences etc

Person Specification

Education and Training


  • RGN - Part 1 adult
  • Ophthalmic nursing course or equivalent


  • Current ophthalmic nursing experience



  • Competence on Biometry, A-scan andother opthalmic skills
  • Ophthalmic pre-assessment skills


  • Competent on Intravitreal injection or ongoing active training.



  • Day care nursing skills and experience


  • Competence on RAC ophthalmic nursing

Employer details

Employer name

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust





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