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Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) in ED Ophthalmology (Nursing)

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated registered Nurse in Ophthalmology to join our team at Western Eye Hospital, part of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner in ED. We are a progressive, growing department, and are looking for an individual to work in our emergency department/emergency clinics.

Western Eye Hospital is a busy hospital with an equally busy eye casualty. The emergency department feeds directly in to the outpatient clinics by administering immediate treatment and then referring onwards appropriately.

You will work within a multidisciplinary team, consisting of consultants, ophthalmic trainee doctors, Advanced Clinical Practitioners, nurses, optometrists and orthoptists. The role will consist of sessions A& E, Emergency Hot Clinics, urgent PCC clinics, Minor lid and Cross Linking lists.Oculoplastics and Botox clinics.

This post is open to registered ophthalmic nurses with a minimum of 2 years' experience working in ED as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner. The successful candidate must also hold the Independent Nurse Prescribing. Please see JD for essential requirements for the post.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide specialist ophthalmic examination, diagnosis and treatment to patients who present to ED. Provide individualised care to patients/clients and relatives/carers, without supervision, in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team, in line with local and national targets and protocols.
  • The ACP will provide specialist care to the ED service and support. This will involve dealing with complex situations and having to take appropriate action in a variety of settings.
  • Set, monitor and evaluate standards of care in partnership with other members to ensure deliver of holistic and planning future developments with the ophthalmic team.
  • To develop skills to assess and interpret specialist information, diagnosis and takes appropriate action based on protocols.
  • Undertakes clinical procedures that require dexterity and accuracy. Including Slit-lamp skills examination, minor lid surgery, Cross linking and Ophthalmic procedures.
  • Undertakes prescribing as per Non-medical prescriber qualification.
  • To provide specialist training and education to staff and patients

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Master's Degree/ equivalent qualification/ working towards
  • Accredited ophthalmic qualification
  • Registered in OPT in ED
  • Teaching and Assessing qualification or equivalent teaching experience.


  • Leadership and improving Practice qualification
  • ED Ophthalmology Post -qualification
  • Complete OPT Level 1-2



  • Working in ED as an ACP minimum 2 years
  • Anterior and Posterior segment examination using a Slit lamp
  • Measuring of Intraocular Pressure
  • Knowledge and interpretation and practical skills of ophthalmic investigations and procedures relevant to Ophthalmic Casualty


  • Evidence of conducting audit/research
  • Evidence of teaching experience

Skills/Knowledge/ Abilities


  • Ophthalmic skills including Slitlamp, tonometry and fundoscopy examination
  • Able to triage and make clinical decisions based on presentation
  • Undertake and interpret ophthalmic procedures or investigations
  • Good IT skills
  • Ability to practice within the scope of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.


  • Advanced IT skills use or Excel
  • Presentation skills
  • Experience working in related services

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Western Eye Hospital



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