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Medical Retina Nurse Injector

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 Per Annum (Pro Rata for Part Time)
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Ophthalmics nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
If you want to be part of a highly motivated patient focused team then we are looking for you.

You will be responsible for the provision of care in the form of intravitreal injection administration for patients in the Medical Retina service within Ophthalmology MSE . There will be some cross site working across MSE sites.

You will be accountable for the provision of excellent nursing care and work collaboratively with other senior nurses in the department and the multidisciplinary team. They will ensure the safety and wellbeing of patients and always working in a manner that promotes dignity and human rights through the adoption of person-centered care principles.

Main duties of the job

To create an environment that fosters good communication between patient and health care professionals, that meets individual's needs.

To contribute to service developments and the development of nurse led initiatives in liaison with the clinical leads /matron /service manager/ unit manager.

To plan, develop, formulate and review nurse led protocols, guidelines and Patient Group Directions specific to the service.

To work as an expert ophthalmic clinical practitioner, ensuring that staffs have the appropriate skills necessary to care for the designated patient group.

To practice autonomously with a high level of accountability at an advanced clinical level in the direct delivery of high-quality care, making critical clinical decisions based on advanced clinical skills assessment

Work autonomously, be responsible for a caseload of patients ,managing nurse led injections to deliver high quality skilled, evidence based and patient centred care supported by departmental Standard Operating Procedures, policies and guidelines .

To participate and be involved in nurse led innovations such as carrying out nursing extended roles, such as nurse led fluoresceine clinic, counselling and consenting patients for investigative procedures.

Collaborate with the multi-professional team to establish diagnosis and monitor disease progression in patients with Medical Retina conditions.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 17,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached a full job description setting out the details of the role and responsibilities.

We look forward to your application.

Person Specification



  • Level 1 Registered Nurse (Adult) or HCPC recognised Orthoptic degree or diploma or GOC recognised Optometry degree
  • Intravitreal injection course
  • Continues professional development


  • Recognise qualification course in Ophthalmology (ophthalmic course
  • First Level (Honours) Degree Evidence of education at masters level or prepared to work towards
  • Nonmedical prescriber qualification

knowledge and experience


  • Able to work under own initiative
  • Experience of working as a nurse practitioner/specialist, Orthoptist or Optometrist
  • Managing own cohort of patients e.g. nurse led clinics/extended roles
  • Understanding importance of audit and is able to apply audit processes to improve nursing practice


  • Experience teaching others and responding to learning needs

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Court Road



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