Clinical Support - Ophthalmic Retinal Nurse

  • Department Ophthalmology
  • Salary £31,365.00 – £37,890 per annum
  • Closing Date 07/08/2020
  • Location Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-ORN-364-A
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, proactive and self-motivated registered nurse with anti-VEGF intravitreal injection experience to take up a Band 6 position within the medical retinal sub speciality clinic.  This position is based in our modern, purpose built Outpatient Ophthalmology department at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

The role will encompass the administration of anti-VEGF injections as well as progressing to undertake nurse-led clinics, primarily under supervision.

You must possess excellent communication and clinical skills and must have the willingness, flexibility & capacity to work in and travel to different locations within ophthalmology. The ability to provide services on days across the whole week, including weekends must also be evident.

You will have completed the Ophthalmology course and possess extensive ophthalmic skills and knowledge that will enable you to be competent to perform clinical activities as identified for the nurse led role.

The successful candidate will provide support within the team and act as role model and resource, encouraging and developing a high standard of clinical skill and improving patient outcomes, working closely alongside the medical and nursing team to strive for an exceptional first class patient service.

You will also be expected to drive forward evidence based practice and participate in the clinical supervision of staff and the policies and practices that operate within the clinical area. You will be able to competently and individually assess, treat, plan and discharge patients that meet the criteria for nurse led clinics under in-direct supervision from the Ophthalmologist.  This post allows for a Band 7 uplift during Injection Clinics only.

If you feel you possess the right skills for the role and are committed  to making a difference then please come along and meet our friendly dedicated team.  Our team are passionate about making a positive difference and would welcome you to visit the department which will in turn help you gain an greater understanding of the services we offer.

This is a Band 6 post subject to agenda for change. 

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

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If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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