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Registered Nurse - Ophthalmology OPD Hinchingbrooke

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per Annum pro rata
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Ophthalmics nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
***Please note we are only able to accept applications from those with a live NMC registration or UK nursing students awaiting their PIN as we are unable to support OSCE at this time***

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a registered nurse to join our Ophthalmology nursing team. We are looking for an enthusiastic team member, previous Ophthalmology experience preferred but not essential. You must have a willingness to learn and develop new skills and knowledge, in our sub specialities.

Main duties of the job

Hinchinbrooke eye clinic is a busy, friendly department working closely with the multi disciplinary team. Qualities we are looking for include being a team player, with good interpersonal and communication skills. Awareness of NHS values, and an awareness of the current challenges facing the NHS. Clinically you will be expected to carryout initial assessment of the patient for a variety of clinic's. Develop skills to complete pre-op assessments, including biometry. Support clinicians in theatre during intravitreal injection procedure.

An empathetic and caring nature is essential, as our client group are often elderly and vulnerable.

About us

We are committed to ensure a work-life balance to all our staff by offering full time and part time roles, flexible working hours on a shift pattern to fit around your family life.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates form our local communities.

Benefits to you
  • 27 days annual leave for new starters, rising to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • NHS Pension Scheme:
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Increased hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays
  • Career development and training
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • In-house physiotherapy Service
  • On-site canteens with subsidised meals
  • Subsidised staff parking (currently free).
  • Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information regarding this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • RN Adult or equivalent
  • Live NMC registration or undertaking nurse training
  • Evidence of professional development


  • Recognised teaching/mentorship course
  • Willingness to complete Practice Supervisors and Practice Assessors course



  • Previous experience in specialty

Key Skills


  • Good verbal and written English which can be evidenced at interview or IELTs level 7 or above (6 1/2 prior to 01/02/07)


  • Competent at pre-operative assessment

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Hinchingbrooke Park


PE29 6NT

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