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Staff Nurse

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity exists within Ophthalmology for a qualified registered nurse to undertake the post of staff nurse on the Inpatient and Day Surgery Eye Unit. We are seeking to appoint an individual who is motivated and dynamic with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, to work closely with the Multidisciplinary Team and explore the development of the role to its full potential. This post is a 37.5 hour permanent post.

Main duties of the job

This is an interesting time to be in Ophthalmology which comprises of an Inpatient Ward, Day Surgery Unit and a dedicated Paediatric Unit. There is a nurse-led procedure room which carries out smaller Ophthalmic procedures which we are beginning to develop to offer more skills and opportunities to all staff on the Unit.

This post offers the right candidate an excellent opportunity to perform with a high degree of clinical skill and knowledge, with the aim of providing effective patient care and recovery.

To be considered you will need to have current NMC registration, any previous ophthalmic experience would be advantageous but not essential as full training will be given.

-To work as part of a multidisciplinary team in the inpatient and day surgery unit caring for surgical and medical ophthalmic patients. to support ophthalmic casualty patients out of hours.

-To be responsible for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care without direct supervision.

-To be responsible for ensuring patient care and safety are evaluated whilst on duty.

-To supervise the work of student nurses and junior members of staff.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated care organisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises. As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding. The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:

Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff

Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do

Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve live

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details please see the attached job description and person specification to see what the job entails.

Person Specification



  • Relevant clinical experience, including that as a student or unqualified nurse


  • Relevant clinical experience since registration
  • Relevant voluntary experience



  • RN (Adult) with current NMC registration


  • Dual qualifications

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Commitment to personal and professional development


  • Interest in speciality.
  • Interest in teaching/ability to teach.

Employer details

Employer name

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust



Dudley Road


B18 7QH

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