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Intravitreal Injector

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a role that allows you to make a real difference to a patient's quality of life? If so, we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, dynamic and flexible registered nurse or orthoptist to join our expanding Intravitreal injection service.

The post holder should be dynamic and passionate about delivering exceptional eye care. Full training for the role will be provided. Applicants with previous experience in intravitreal injections and the relevant training and qualification are welcome.

The post holder, will autonomously undertaking holistic assessment examination in order to implement management plans for ophthalmic patients.
  • Independently administer Intravitreal injections to patients within the Ophthalmology setting, ensuring high quality of care.
  • Demonstrate highly developed specialist ophthalmic knowledge, practical skills and procedures, underpinned by theoretical knowledge and relevant clinical skills
  • Autonomously manage identified case lists of intravitreal injection patients requiring assessment, treatment and review, consulting with senior clinicians as necessary.
  • To work closely with the Nurse Leader, multidisciplinary teams and operational managers to provide high quality and cost-effective patient focused services as part of the department management team.
  • Participate in the delivery of formal and informal teaching for the department staff and act as a resource for education and development within the service.

Main duties of the job

  • Work collaboratively with the nursing team to deliver ophthalmic nursing services in accordance with the NMC Code and Trust policies.
  • Work collaboratively with the departmental team to deliver the ophthalmology service in accordance with the Trust policies, procedures and protocols ensuring that the service is delivered within the allocated resources.
  • Record, maintain and store an accurate record system in line with trust information governance guidance and collect relevant statistical information for the purpose of evaluating patient care.
  • Develop and act as a lead, developing nurse-led clinics deemed suitable by the clinical lead, Service manager and Matron through innovation and research based change in practice.

About us

  • Be expected to communicate with staff at all levels throughout the organisation and external agencies as well as patients, visitors and general public.
  • Require motivational, negotiating, persuasion, empathising, counselling and reassurance skills.
  • Liaise with and provide relevant information to other members of the multi disciplinary team, to ensure that patients attending the department receive high quality care.
  • Required to overcome communication barriers with patients and the general public displaying emotional crisis, vulnerability, verbal/physical aggression, learning difficulties and language barriers.
  • Ability to cope with frequently challenging, diverse and stressful situations.
  • Practice and demonstrate the ability to manage own workload as well as supervising junior colleagues

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our DCHFT Job Description and Person Specification (attached) tells you all about this role, what to expect and what is needed to succeed. When completing your application please make sure to tell us how your experience and skills fit the person specification.

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For all our roles, we are looking for staff who hold our Trust Values of Integrity, Respect Teamwork and Excellence, and who are passionate about providing the best patient care. To read more about our Trust and our Values search Dorset County Hospital online.

Person Specification



  • Registers Nurse with NMC or ODP or Orthoptist with the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Educational achievement to degree level or significant Ophthalmic experience
  • Intravitreal Injection qualification or significant experience.
  • ENB 998 or relevant teaching/mentorship qualification



  • Substantial recent experience at Band 5 or above and evidence of ongoing professional development in Ophthalmology field of practice.
  • Evidence of use in a variety of medical diagnostic equipment within the field of Ophthalmology.
  • Understanding of NMC or HCPC, professional code and indemnity,
  • Proven experience of caring for Ophthalmology Patients
  • Excellent communication skills verbal, written and electronically
  • Evidence of awareness of the attitudes and behaviours that support the development of the new services.
  • Understanding of clinical governance and ability to establish systems in practice.
  • Extended nursing role skills e.g. IV drug administration, cannulation and Phlebotomy.



  • Evidence of multidisciplinary and multi-agency clinical team leadership skills.
  • Evidence of successful management of change.
  • Evidence of the ability to influence evidence-based practice.
  • Evidence of critical appraisal skills.
  • Able to persuade, negotiate and influence staff and work as the team.
  • Ability to work flexibility, prioritising tasks as appropriate.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability under pressure to multitask and manage own workload
  • Ability to work autonomously and within a team

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Dorset County Hospital

Williams Avenue,



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