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Sister / Charge Nurse - Ophthalmology

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
29 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Ophthalmics nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a dynamic, forward thinking senior nurse to join our Ophthalmology team here at Lancashire Teaching hospitals as a band 6. Lancashire Eye Centre is our new purpose built and designed ophthalmology unit, based on our Chorley Hospital site is part of the trusts Surgical Hub, which is nationally recognised and GIRFT accredited.

If you feel that you possess the drive and determination to help us transform and develop the service, then we are looking for you. We are set to become Lancashire's leading ophthalmology service and depend on our team to support this vision, and require a band 6, preferably with ophthalmology experience, to join our management team.

Main duties of the job

Step into a pivotal role where you shape superior healthcare. Join our distinguished team, contributing to exceptional, compassionate care for patients, families, visitors, and colleagues.

Your responsibilities span meticulous planning, execution, and evaluation of care, aligning seamlessly with our Trust's Nursing & Midwifery Professional framework.

Assume a leadership role, providing you with the opportunity to offer unwavering direction, uphold, and elevate care standards, ensuring the unit operates effectively.

Serve as an exemplar, fostering professional development foryou and your colleagues. Your commitment to maintaining a clean, secure environment is integral to our commitment to excellence.

Join our esteemed senior nursing team, supporting the unit manager and matron in their crucial roles. Elevate your professional journey with us.

About us

Our mission is to provide excellent care with compassion.

We have three equally important strategic aims - to provide outstanding healthcare to our local communities, to offer a range of high quality specialised services to patients in Lancashire and South Cumbria, and to drive innovation through world-class education, training and research.

We are constantly striving to improve, and working towards becoming an outstanding, high performing organisation.

Our values define who we are and how we behave.
  • Caring and compassionate.We treat everyone with dignity and respect,doing everything we can to show we care.
  • Recognising individuality.We respect, value and respond to every person'sindividual needs.
  • Seeking to involve.We will always involve you in making decisionsabout your care and treatment, and are alwaysopen and honest.
  • Team working.We work together as one team, and involvepatients, families, and other services,to provide the best care possible.
  • Taking personal responsibility.We each take personal responsibility to give thehighest standards of care and deliver a servicewe can always be proud of.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Ensure a high standard of nursing is delivered by self and others based on assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care to meet patients needs in accordance with agreed local and National standards and evidence based guidelines.

Assist and support the Unit Manager in the safe, effective management of the area including management of personnel, facilities and the associated systems and processes

Be responsible for the delivery and co-ordination of care, through appropriate professional practice, delegation and supervision of duties carried out by junior staff

Set, monitor and maintain standards of care to improve the patient experience and outcome of care.

Proactively manage risk and maintain patient safety, conforming to health, safety and security legislation, policies, procedures and guidelines.

Communicate all relevant information to the multidisciplinary team internally and with external organisations as required, to ensure seamless care

Promote provision of patient education and health promotion

Promote equality in care and practice by recognising, respecting and meeting the needs and choices of individuals

Ensures environment of care is safe, well equipped and compliant with standards for hygiene and cleanliness.

To participate in education and training of junior staff.

Maintain and develop own professional competence and seek to extend the scope of personal knowledge and skills within scope of role and professional practice

Person Specification

Qualifications and Education


  • Appropriate NMC Registration
  • Diploma in Nursing
  • NMC recognised Mentorship qualification
  • Evidence of continuing professional education or development in area of speciality


  • Degree
  • Post registration qualification in area of speciality area

Knowledge and Experience


  • Evidence of leadership experience and learning.
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and safeguarding and the relevance to practice
  • Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures
  • Experience of implementing changes to benefit patients and improve nursing practice
  • Knowledge of Ethical issues
  • Ophthalmology experience


  • Evidence of clinical competence in area of speciality eg surgery
  • Knowledge of Research and Development

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust





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