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Registered Nurse - Ophthalmology

Employer
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Location
Coventry
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Ophthalmics nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has risen within the Out Patients Department of Ophthalmology. We looking for a highly motivated, passionate Band 5 Registered Nurse to join our team in the Ophthalmology UHCW and Saint Cross Hospital within the Outpatients Department.

Please note this post is not suitable for applicants who are required to undertake the OSCE training programme. Applicants who do not have current valid UK NMC registration will not be considered for this post.

Main duties of the job

This role will enhance your experience and knowledge as Ophthalmology hosts approximately 15 Consultants covering a variety of clinics specialising in Paediatric, Glaucoma, Medical retinal, Vitreo -Retinal, , Laser, Glaucoma. AMD, Artifical Eye, Corneal ,Eye Casualty. ( This list is not exhaustive).

This is a very busy department that prides itself on team work . The role involves you to work across the site of UHCW and Rugby Saint Cross. You will also need to be flexible and able to work Saturday shifts and late shifts .

Closing Date: Please be advised that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (uhcw.nhs.uk)

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Accountable for own actions in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct. Contribute to corporate objectives, acting within local, Trust and statutory guidelines and policies at all times.
  • Effectively communicate information regarding clinical decisions, policy and care pathways to patients/carers and the multi-professional team including situations where difficulties in comprehension occur.
  • A competent practitioner, teaching, assessing and supervising/providing mentorship to appropriate students or junior staff.
  • Responsible for clinical assessment of a group of patients and management of a team, ensuring appropriate care is planned, implemented and evaluated, involving patients and users.
  • Organisation of cross-departmental/organisational activities to support patient care pathways.
  • Demonstrate technical and/or practical skills to ensure optimum patient care management including patient observations equipment management and administration of agreed invasive tests/procedures.
  • Utilise and ensure others utilise information and IT systems to secure accurate and timely patient, workforce and resource data.
  • Manage expected (and occasional unexpected) clinical events requiring high but unpredictable levels of physical effort according to patient dependency/clinical need, referring to a senior member of staff where appropriate e.g. in an unexpected event.
  • Support patients, carers and others during difficult situations arising in the clinical area, e.g. imparting bad news or following an unexpected event.
  • Promote and monitor adherence to Health and Safety and Trust policy designed to protect healthcare staff and service users from known hazards.

For further details please see the attached job description.

Person Specification

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Experience

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Knowledge

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Skills & Abilities

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Address

University Hospitals Coventry

Clifford Bridge Road

Coventry

CV2 2DX

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