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Ophthalmic Staff Nurse / Trainee Injector

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Ophthalmics nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an opening for a staff nurses/ trainee injector to join our busy Ophthalmology Out patients department. The post holder will be placed on a 7 day contract but at present will work Monday - Friday in core clinic hours

You will work with a dedicated team where you will be encouraged to develop and enhance your nursing skills within the speciality.

The post holder is responsible for the assessment of patient care needs and development, implementation and evaluation of care, both for a specific group of patients and supporting the care of all patients.

As a nurse you will assist in the management and organisation of work as required within the eye outpatient setting, ensuring effective communication is maintained at all times, providing support for junior and unqualified staff.

You will play a key role in the supervision and assessment of all learners and unregistered staff, providing a teaching role and acting as a named supervisor.

Predominantly your role will be to train as a nurse injector which will be fully supported by the Directorate

Main duties of the job

Run clinics both Nurse led and doctor clinics, efficiently.

Support the wider team to keep the smooth transition of patients through the department, ensuring all necessary diagnostic testing is carried out prior to meeting the practitioner.

Manage the clinic in the absence of senior team

Support manager to bring evidence based practice into the ophthalmic service.

We are a multidisciplinary team consisting of qualified nurses, Technicians and HCAs we currently work Mon - Fri but may be moving to 7 day working in the future.

There is an expectation that you will complete the ophthalmic course eventually.

You will be supported by an experienced member of the team for the first month to give you experience and confidence

Participate in development of your the role as a trainee nurse injector

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care , appreciate and inspire - to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Management and organisation of work through the team.

Support students within the environment who come to learn.

Undertake specific ophthalmic nursing care / skills as required by the service.

Work within the MDT team.

Communicate effectively with the MDT/Patients/Relatives and staffing team.

Act as a role model within the ophthalmic team.

Assume responsibility of the environment in the absence of a manger.

Be responsible for the assessment, planning, delivery, and evaluation of nursing care.

Assist in developing an environment that supports the value of nursing care.

Carry out clinical duties in accordance with National, Trust and local standards and policies.

Advise patients/clients of the promotion of health and prevention of illness.

Take responsibility for the correct use and operation of medical equipment in accordance with relevant Trust and national guidance.

Assist in the monitoring of standards of care within the Trusts Governance Framework and agreed priorities, contributing to audit where appropriate

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 working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers

This vacancy is open to those who have a current NMC PIN to practice as an Registered Nurse or Midwife in the UK, or those who are currently enrolled on a course which means they expect to receive their full NMC PIN within the next 3 months. Please note an NMC PRN PIN is not a full NMC PIN and would not fulfil the essential criteria for this role.

The NCA can no longer accept applications from International Nurses and Midwives who are yet to complete all competencies needed to receivea full NMC PIN to practice in the UK as we have paused our OSCE programme indefinitely. To learn more about how you can gain a full NMC PIN to be eligible to apply for our vacancies in the future, please see the NMC website:

We reserve the right to close the online vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and return your application form as soon as possible.

Person Specification



  • NMC Adult nurse registration


  • ENB 346 or equivalent
  • Venepuncture



  • To have basic knowledge of the eye anatomy and physiology
  • Good knowledge of computer software e.g., Microsoft, e-mail, and fax


  • Problem solving skills/ Evidence of dealing with issues.



  • Good communication skills
  • Competent telephone manner.



  • To demonstrate an interest in the specialty.
  • To demonstrate the ability to work within a team.
  • To demonstrate the ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for the ophthalmic patient


  • To demonstrate an interest in the specialty.

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Rochdale Infirmary

Whitehall street


OL12 0NB

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