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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced registered healthcare professional with an ophthalmology nurse injector qualification, can you provide a portfolio of evidence demonstrating working within a busy Ophthalmology unit

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Division of Planned Care for a Registered Healthcare Professional within Ophthalmology nurse injector qualification. You will be required to work across three sites and be able to provide expert knowledge , education and support around the planning assessing and implementation of the management of patients requiring injections The post holder will also be expected to play a pro-active role service improvement working closely with the Ward Managers and the other Lead Nurses and the Assistant Director of Nursing.Organization. This is an ideal opportunity for you to use your experience, knowledge and skills to contribute to the development of a strong and quality focused workforce for the future and to assist in the Directorate, Division and Care Organization in achieving their objectives for the year. Along the way, you'll be exposed to a variety of work streams that will add value to your work and give you an opportunity to develop at a different level.

Main duties of the job

  • Contribute towards the management of the ward /department, deputise for the manager as and when required over a 7-day rota system.
  • Provide professional leadership and support.
  • Actively promote practice and education development at ward/departmental level.
  • Supervise junior staff and to participate in the teaching of students on both basic and post basic courses.
  • Maintain his/her personal and professional development.
  • Participate in effective utilisation of resources.
  • Act in accordance with the NMC Professional Code of Conduct.
  • Perform Intravitreal Injections within own Nurse led clinic

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care , appreciate and inspire - to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Assessing and implementing treatment for patients requiring intravitreal injections following NICE guidance

Working flexibly across the service to provide in depth knowledge regrading the management of Ophthalmology conditions particularly those requiring injections.

Working with patients closely in an Ophthalmology setting

Working as part of team to ensure there is adequate cover in other areas of Ophthalmology

Provide education and support to trainee or junior staff members

Participate in work streams and Qi work to improve outcomes and experience for our patients

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers

This vacancy is open to those who have a current NMC PIN to practice as an Registered Nurse or Midwife in the UK, or those who are currently enrolled on a course which means they expect to receive their full NMC PIN within the next 3 months. Please note an NMC PRN PIN is not a full NMC PIN and would not fulfil the essential criteria for this role.

The NCA can no longer accept applications from International Nurses and Midwives who are yet to complete all competencies needed to receivea full NMC PIN to practice in the UK as we have paused our OSCE programme indefinitely. To learn more about how you can gain a full NMC PIN to be eligible to apply for our vacancies in the future, please see the NMC website:

We reserve the right to close the online vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and return your application form as soon as possible.

Person Specification



  • Nurse Injector Course
  • Degree in Nursing


  • Ophthalmic Course
  • V300 Nurse prescribing

Knowledge and Experience


  • Proven experience in surgical / outpatient setting
  • Knowledge of eye anatomy
  • Experience of nurse injecting in Ophthalmology

Skills and abilities


  • Ability to work with a team
  • To demonstrate the ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for the ophthalmic patient and have knowledge of Intravitreal injections.
  • Good communication skills

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Rochdale/ OICC

Whitehall street


OL12 0NB

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