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Ophthalmic Staff nurse

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
East Grinstead
Depending on experience
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Ophthalmics nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a full time position, 37.5hrs a week, over 4 days, Monday to Friday, and the chance to work occasional Saturdays if you want to.

We are happy to consider job shares or part time hours, and are a very family orientated unit, supporting each other as the need arises.

Our shifts are 7:30-18:00, 3 days a week with a short day of 7:30-15:30, but are happy to discuss other shift options, to fit around child care.

We are able to offer a full and varied Ophthalmic Outpatient service. We have a variety of Nurse led clinics as well as offering Diagnostics and support to out Consultants, Fellows and allied Professionals within the department.

We are now looking to grow that service, with addition Clinician clinics and potentially more Nurse led clinics.

We want you to love coming to work, feeling healthy, happy and valued, and as a hospital offer support for your mental wellbeing in a variety of ways.

Main duties of the job

You will gain skills in the use of a variety of Diagnostic machines,

Assist with both Clinician and Nurse led clinics.

The successful candidate will be motivated and enthusiastic to learn.

We are committed to providing education opportunities to all our staff, and run a very strong competency programme within the department.

Show your passion for delivering excellent patient care.

Enjoy more time to care and get to know your patients

About us

Rated GOOD overall with outstanding care by the CQC. A specialist NHS hospital providing life-changing reconstructive surgery, burns care and rehabilitation services across the South of England and beyond.

We specialise in conditions of the eyes (corneoplastics), hands, head and neck cancer and skin cancer, reconstructive breast surgery, maxillofacial surgery and prosthetics, providing regional and national services in these areas of clinical expertise.Our world-leading clinical teams also treat more common conditions of the eyes, hands, skin, and teeth for the people of East Grinstead and the surrounding areas. In addition, QVH provides a minor injuries unit, expert therapies, a sleep service, and a growing portfolio of community-based services.Patients consistently rate QVH amongst the top hospitals in the country for quality of care.

Our success is underpinned by the skills and enthusiasm of our staff and a strong culture of partnership. We are fully committed to training and development of the workforce with support for continuing education and learning.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Manage a varied and interesting caseload in Outpatients services.

Instinctively meet the needs of patients and their families, offering comfort and reassurance.

Run visual acuity and eye pressure checks.

Complete post-operative checks and dressings.

Assist with minor surgeries and specialist treatments.

Run a wide variety of diagnostic tests, including OCT, Pentacam, Visual Fields. IOL.

Assist with Pre assessment, including ECGs and Phlebotomy.

Cover and triage the SOS line with support of the on call Doctors.

Person Specification

Essential & Desirable


  • oExperience of working in an Outpatient or Hospital setting


  • oExperience of working in an Ophthalmic setting

Employer details

Employer name

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Corneo Plastic Unit, Queen Victoria Hospital

Holtye Road

East Grinstead

RH19 3DZ

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