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Registered Nurse - Ophthalmology IPH

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Ophthalmics nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and highly motivated Band 5 Nurse to join our friendly, forward thinking Ophthalmology team at Ipswich Hospital ESNEFT.

We promote a team approach ethos towards service improvements with all staff included in supporting new developments.

You will be required to promote the highest possible standards of care based on professionally determined standards and accept accountability for the patient as an individual, providing autonomy.

Main duties of the job

  • Assess, plan, provide and evaluate care at all stages for the ophthalmic patient according to the Integrated Care Pathway (where applicable)/ under supervision.
  • Keep relevant and accurate records of care (manual and computerised)
  • To be responsible for the quality of data recorded. This data should be accurate, legible (if hand written), recorded in a timely manner, kept up to date and appropriately filed
  • Perform routine drug administration meeting the local policy/ NMC guidelines including cannulation and IV drug administration were appropriate.
  • Prioritise care, and organise own work load and that of junior staff where appropriate Work as part of a multi disciplinary team demonstrating awareness of own role and others roles and responsibilities
  • Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Assist in the supervision of junior staff Implement directorate and ESNEFT policies and guidelines ie Health & safety, Moving a & Handling & Infection Control where appropriate
  • Assist in cleaning, preparation use and maintenance of equipment
  • Effectively communicate with colleagues, patients and visitors, seeking advice from MDT where appropriate.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.Our philosophy is thatTime Mattersto everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bringwhat'swidely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.Find out about living and working here

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Recently worked within the acute hospital setting.


  • Ophthalmology Experience



  • NMC registered
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.


  • Relevant training and mentoring qualification



  • Knowledge and understanding of evidence based practice
  • Understanding and ability to apply clinical governance principles to practice.
  • Knowledge of developments in speciality and current issues driving nursing in general.


  • Knowledge of developments in ophthalmology and current issues driving nursing in general.

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Ipswich Hospital

Health Road



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