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Adnexal Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 Per Annum, Including HCAS
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Moorfields Eye Hospital Adnexal Service for a dynamic and caring nurse to provide ophthalmic care, information and advice to patients with eyelid, lacrimal and orbital conditions.

In this full time post the successful candidate will be responsible for assessing the patients' adnexal condition at the first point of contact, providing autonomous practice which demonstrates high level of accountability at an advanced clinical level, delivering high-quality direct patient care, making critical medical and surgical decisions and providing treatment based on advanced clinical skills assessment and non-medical prescribing.

The post holder will work in collaboration with the Adnexal Team Consultant, MedicalConsultants, Senior Nurses and Health Support Worker and the Matron and wider Trust to deliverhigh quality, safe effective care and experience to patient, families and carers.

The post holder will provide advanced ophthalmic nursing care in accordance with evidence-based practice, legislation, policies, and procedures.

The Advanced Nurse Practitioner should continuously seekto develop and implement improvement, meet key performance indicators, quality and safetystandards relevant to the service.

Main duties of the job

Practice autonomously demonstrating high level of accountability at an advanced clinical level,delivering high-quality direct patient care, making critical clinical decisions based on advancedclinical skills assessment.

With support from the Nurse Consultant, be responsible for a caseload of patients surgicallyand managing new and review nurse led clinics in-person and via telemedicine.

Work in partnership with individuals, families and carers, using a range of assessment methodsas appropriate (e.g. of history-taking, holistic assessment, identifying risk factors, mental healthassessments, requesting, undertaking and/or interpreting diagnostic tests, and conducting healthneeds assessments).

Assess, diagnosis and treat patients, develop treatment plans within set guidelines, and recordclinical findings using the department information systems, when necessary collaborate with themulti-professional and/or refer to the senior clinical colleagues as appropriate.

Challenge practice so that the best and most appropriate treatment is given to the patient maintaining and monitoring high standards of care, recognising and responding proactively topatients' changing clinical needs.

About us

At Moorfields, we provide more than just an excellent career and great colleagues to work with. We also offer:
  • Salary including High-Cost Area Supplement
  • Opportunity to join the NHS Pension Scheme
  • Free 24/7 independent counselling service
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Easy and quick transport links
  • A range of attractive benefits and discounts
  • Access to Blue Light Card and other NHS Discount Schemes
  • Free Pilates classes
  • Full support and training to develop your skills
  • Flexible working friendly organisation

And so much more! To see the full range of benefits we offer please see our Moorfields benefits document.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder with support from the Nurse Consultant, will be responsible for a caseload of patients surgically and managing new and review nurse led clinics in-person and via telemedicine. Successful candidate will be required to demonstrate communication and specialist skills, knowledge and expertise in adnexal conditions.

Moorfields has provided expertise in ophthalmology for more than 200 years and continues to be at the forefront of new breakthroughs and development. The post holder will be working with the multidisciplinary team which will provide opportunities to support management, research and audit projects in this specialty.

The successful candidate must have a first level degree, be a Registered Nurse (Adult) with a minimum of 3 years relevant, recent clinical ophthalmic experience at Band 7 or above and be prepared to take on management responsibilities. Post-registration qualification in ophthalmology and working at or towards master level qualification is required.

Informal visits prior to interview are encouraged and can be arranged by contacting the HR department.

Person Specification

Professional Registration


  • Full and Active NMC Registration

Education & Training


  • PG Cert: Clinical Ophthalmic Practice or equivalent
  • Msc in Advance practice or working towards -
  • Non-Medical prescriber course

Knowledge & Skills


  • Experienced in carrying out Nurse led Minor operations as part of the Adnexal pathway
  • Administration and management of patients requiring Botulinum Toxin treatment, New Lacrimal, Post Operative and Telemedicine Clinic
  • Working autonomously in an advanced nursing role in Ophthalmology at a Band 7 or above

Employer details

Employer name

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Moorfields Eye Hospital



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