Nursing - Staff Nurse - Opthalmology Outpatients

  • Department Outpatient Ophthalmology ENT
  • Salary £24,907.00 – £30,615 per annum
  • Closing Date 23/06/2021
  • Location Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Job ref 223-SOO-345
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part time - 20 hours per week

Job overview:

This diverse post will involve rotation between the Urgent Eye Clinic, Ophthalmology Outpatients & Ward 20 Cataract Suite, all based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

There may be some occasional cross-site travel involved to cover Ophthalmology Outpatients based at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford.

Main duties of the job:

You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team working within the Ophthalmology service providing professional and clinical support to patients.  The post will offer a diverse working environment which will include coordination of the outpatient clinics and learning a range of diagnostic skills within the department.

You must possess good communication skills and be able to work well as part of a team.  You must be flexible in your approach and be able to respond appropriately to the demands of an ever changing workload.  Recent experience in Ophthalmology or an Urgent care setting would be beneficial to the role but not essential.

Together with our staff, we have developed a set of Values, which form a framework for a positive and supportive environment for our patients, visitors and staff.  We believe that all candidates should be able to demonstrate and be equally committed in fulfilling these values to be successful in their application.


Working for our organisation:

Each person, patient or visitor, visiting our ophthalmic departments will be met with courtesy and respect. The individual will be treated confidentially with dignity maintained at all times, thus maintaining a high standard of individualised care.

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.  

To achieve this:-

All nursing staff will work from a research base, with an awareness of professionalism, accountability and responsibility, promoting freedom of choice and informed consent. Waiting times within the department will be kept to the minimum, displayed and patients made aware of delays and problems. The staff in the department will work as part of the multidisciplinary team and show respect for other team members.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities:


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

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.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

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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