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Staff Nurse

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
What interests you about ophthalmology

We are recruiting an experienced Registered Nurse to come and deliver a high standard of patient care on the Ophthalmology Department. The Eye Clinic is a very busy, dynamic, friendly department.

You will be expected to work on doctor and nurse led clinics Monday to Fridays between the hours of 08:30 in the morning and 20:30 in the evening.

Ideally you will have at least 18 months NHS experience, as well as ophthalmic experience. You will need to be flexible with the hours that you work in order to cover the service demands.

The nursing team on the Eye Clinic will give you a warm welcome when you join our team. They are friendly, supportive and very dynamic.

You will be working on all the clinics including those carried out in procedure rooms.

The patients who attend the department are of all ages from newborns to the very elderly and you must be able to adapt to their needs. Excellent patient care is essential to uphold the reputation of the department.

The Eye Clinic is one of the busiest departments in the hospital so it is important that you can prioritise your work whilst meeting the needs of the clinics, it can be physically and mentally demanding.

Learning is always encouraged. There are a variety of relevant in-house study days external study days will be considered if it benefits the service.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard of care to patients who are using the ophthalmic services.

To be outwardly professional and act as a role model to the Nursing Team and multidisciplinary team.

To deputise for senior staff ensuring resources are allocated efficiently and the day to day running of the clinics operate at the usual standard. Also, patient safety must be always maintained and escalated if there are any concerns.

About us

MKUH staff scored highest for 'I look forward to coming to work' (NHS Staff Survey 2023).

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be able to communicate well with team members and patients raising any concerns in a timely manner.

To keep patients informed of every stage of their care whilst they are on the department.

Maintain confidentiality in all forms of communication .

Adapt communication skills to suit the patients needs.

To carry out any tests or treatments as requested by clinicians or nurses prior to the patients consultation or treatment.

To be able to prioritise.

To ensure that the patients journey through clinics is smooth.

To liaise with other members of the multidisciplinary team who may also be working on clinics.

To be able to work alone or as part of a team.

To address patients respectfully and treat them as individuals.

Maintain confidentiality.

Act upon any deterioration in the patients condition.

To work with the multidisciplinary team when discussing patient management.

To always provide patient care in accordance with department SOPs and standards and Trust policies

Always work within the guidelines set down in Trust policies.

Be aware of personal responsibilities surrounding health and safety.

Contribute to any initiatives regarding service development and its implementation.

Contribute to any departmental audits.

To have awareness of all issues relating to clinical governance including risk assessments.

To work as a team member and be a role model to new and student nurses.

To be able to apply a problem-solving approach to any issues that may arise.

To attend meetings in the Senior Sisters absence.

Please refer to the job description for further details.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • RGN registered with the NMC
  • NMC code of conduct.
  • Current Nursing issues.


  • Ophthalmic nurse qualification



  • At least 18 months post registration experience in a hospital setting at a Band 5.
  • Experience of working in a team


  • Ophthalmic Nursing experience



  • Computer Skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a busy environment.
  • Can demonstrate understanding of the role.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Maintain up to date clinical skills..
  • Open to learning new skills
  • Ophthalmic skills.
  • Accurate record keeping.
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Good time management
  • Treat patients with respect and dignity
  • Carry out work to a high standard and according to local guidelines and Trust documents.

Personal and people development


  • Ability to arrange and complete mandatory training
  • Willingness to develop new skills
  • Willingness to attend in house traing and audits.
  • Willingness to extend their nursing role.
  • Honest and reliable
  • Professional appearance
  • Be friendly and approachable
  • Flexibility to work shifts according to service needs
  • Can work under pressure



  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

Specific requirements


  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations
  • Must be able to work various shift patterns to suit the departments needs

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Ophthalmology (Dept)

Milton Keynes


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