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Registered Nurse - Ophthalmology

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust
Barrow in Furness
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Ophthalmics nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust covers a large geographic area which encompasses the Furness peninsula, the city of Lancaster and the Lake District.

We currently have a vacancy for a 32 hour part-time registered nurse in Ophthalmology at Furness General Hospital where the posts would be based.

We provide a comprehensive range of acute and support hospital services to a population of 350,000 based around Morecambe Bay. One of the largest employers in the area, we have approximately 6,000 staff working across five sites Furness General Hospital (Barrow in Furness), Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Westmorland General Hospital (Kendal), Ulverston Community Health Centre and Queen Victoria Centre (Morecambe).

By joining us you will be part of a progressive team committed to diversity, excellence and achievement.

Main duties of the job

The Ophthalmology department cares for patients of all ages attending a wide range of ophthalmic clinics. We have Doctor / Nurse led clinics on all sites. Within this post you will work in general Ophthalmology clinics and more specialised ophthalmic clinics, including preoperative assessment and supporting patients on the day of surgery, this provides the opportunity to cover all different aspects of Ophthalmic Care.

You will undergo in house training specialising in Ophthalmic Nursing care and development, with the opportunity in the future to undertake the Ophthalmic nursing course.

You will be expected to complete the ophthalmic competencies that are required to work in the department.

About us

We operatefrom three main hospitals-Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community healthcare premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, andUlverstonCommunity Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies,daycase and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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 University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website

Person Specification



  • 1st level Registered nurse
  • Willingness to undertake Teaching Qualification, Mentoring/assessing qualification, NVQ assessors award
  • working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of establishing effective communication
  • Demonstrate/Willlingness to undertake specific clinical skills appropriate to speciality
  • up to date knowledge of professional issues
  • ability to communicate both written & verbal


  • Post registration clinical course appropriate to area
  • previous experience within designated area
  • experience as shift team leader
  • effective teaching skills and/or mentoring skills

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust


Furness General Hospital

Dalton Lane

Barrow in Furness

LA14 4LF

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