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Staff Nurse - Ward 20, Cataract Suite

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum/ pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Due to the expansion of the workforce we have an exciting opportunity that has arisen for a full-time motivated Staff Nurse to work within our brand new state of the art Cataract Theatre Suite which has recently opened at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

The permanent post offered is for 37.5 hours per week, working for four variable days Monday- Friday. Some weekend working may be necessary depending on the demands & needs of the ophthalmic service.

Suitable newly qualified staff will be considered.

Main duties of the job

You will be primarily based within the Theatre Suite assisting the ophthalmic clinician to undertake cataract surgery under local anaesthetic. With the expectation to cross site work in The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford, Ophthalmology Dept. The role will include scrubbing, escorting, admission and discharge of theatre patients, testing visual acuity as well as any other diagnostic tests that may be necessary.

In addition to working within the Theatre Suite, there will also be the opportunity to rotate into Ophthalmology Outpatients in The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital that deals with several ophthalmic sub-specialities, making this a diverse, exciting opportunity for the right applicant.

Experience within a Theatre setting would be extremely desirable, but training would be given for the right applicant who has the desire to make a difference and endeavour to maintain a high standard of care for our patients.

Ongoing support will be offered & there will be a training package in place.

About us

Each person, patient or visitor, visiting Ward 20 will be met with courtesy and respect. The individual will be treated confidentially with dignity maintained at all times.

Each patient will be allowed maximum consultation time with further help and information offered as necessary. In applying our philosophy of care we aim to deliver a high standard of care to all patients within the department ensuring that each person leaves understanding the information needed to make an informed decision regarding their care and that all their needs are met.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person Specification

Knowledge and experience


  • Evidence of attainment of skills
  • Experience of supporting staff


  • Experience of working in a theatre setting
  • Considerable post qualification experience general medical / surgical

Personal qualities


  • Good communication/organisational skills
  • Professional manner

Aptitude & skills


  • Able to work in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Able to adapt to varying workload
  • Use of evidence-based approach to care



  • NMC Qualification


  • Teaching and assessing qualification
  • Ability to support NVQ trainees

Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Mytton Oak Road



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