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Specialist Nurse - Ophthalmology

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Post not to be advertised as Candidate Emediong Nkereuwem Joshua placed on Unused reserve list from previous interviews 287-RMED-494-23

Main duties of the job

The Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioner will have their own clinics, consisting of Triaging/ Assessment/ Examination/ Discharge of patients.St Pauls is extremely patient focused and we strive to achieve this to a high standard.The St Pauls team are welcoming and enjoy not only working as a team but also autonomously, they are friendly and keen to share theirknowledge.As a Nurse Practitioner, you are encouraged to share ideas and be involved in decision making/ future planning of the role and development of thestaff and will also play a part in the forward planning of how services will be delivered in the New Build.They will be there to support Junior Staff, to teach and develop existing staff members and be an advocate for them.They will also deputise in the absence of the Band 7.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Management.1. To manage the ward/department and deputise in the absence of theManager. (KSF dimension 21 level 2)2. To delegate effectively. (KSF dimension 21 level 2)3. To assess, plan and evaluate patient care and assist others to manageevidence based nursing care. (KSF dimension 21 level 2)4. To facilitate communication with other departments and disciplines.5. Deputise for the band 7 when needed..

6 Maintain a safe environment and report any issues.

7. To contribute to monitoring and control of stock.8. To ensure that working practices satisfy current Health & Safety regulations and complete Datix forms if needed.Clinical practice1. To ensure that patient care meets the highest possible standards inaccordance with Clinical Nursing Guidelines.2. Work within the Guidelines and boundaries of the NMC Code of Conduct and your own limitations.

Education1. Participate in assessing students on placement and helpstaff to complete their including mandatory training.

Assist in the appraisal system for junior staff and completing personalDevelopment Plans, and assist in providing opportunityfor their self-development.2. To participate, in conjunction with the School of Nursing, in the promotion of an active learning environment for student nurses allocated to Ward or Department, both internally and externally.3. To contribute to the training and development of teams, individuals and self in order to enhance performance and provide a high standard of care to our patients.4. Take part in nursing audit and research and continually monitor levels of care and initiate changes as required.Practitioner Role (KSF 8 level 3)1.

1. Participate in Nurse led clinics and Corneal Imaging

2. Participate in the Excimer laser Service and Refractive service.3 To work in a collaborative manner with all members of the multi-disciplinary team.4 To co-operate in the development of appropriate standards, guidelines, audits and monitoring of standards.5. To recognise and implement improvements to the service when necessary.6 Assist in preparation/setting up for the clinics.Research1. Promote research activity amongst the nursing staff2. Ensure regular audit of practice is undertaken in the department3. Develop systems of practice to ensure the implementation of changes to practice based on research findings, systematic reviews and where there is sufficient evidence to indicate changes to practice.* The post holder shall follow all the policies and procedures of the organisation.*THIS POST IS SUBJECT TO AN ENHANCED DBS

Person Specification



  • Demonstrable experience as RGN
  • Demonstrable experience in Ophthalmology
  • Experience in managing a department and dealing with personnel issues


  • Experience of research issues and its impact on nursing
  • Experience in teaching and presenting to groups



  • RGN
  • A recognised Ophthalmic qualification, or working towards an Ophthalmic qualification or equivalent relevant experience


  • First Level Degree



  • Awareness of Clinical Governance issues



  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to motivate a team
  • IT literate
  • Ability to plan strategically

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Corneal Team St Pauls Outpatients Royal Liverpool Hospital

Mount Vernon Street


L7 8YE

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