Nursing - Staff Nurse - Ward 20, Cataract Suite

  • Department Ward 20 Cataract Suite
  • Salary £28,407.00 – £34,581 per annum
  • Closing Date 18/07/2024
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Job ref 223-STN-388
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 25.5 hours per week


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Due to the expansion of the workforce we have an exciting opportunity that has arisen for a full-time motivated Staff Nurse to work within our brand new state of the art Cataract Theatre Suite which has recently opened at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

The permanent post offered is for 37.5 hours per week, working for four variable days Monday– Friday.  Some weekend working may be necessary depending on the demands & needs of the ophthalmic service.

Suitable newly qualified staff will be considered.

Main duties of the job

You will be primarily based within the Theatre Suite assisting the ophthalmic clinician to undertake cataract surgery under local anaesthetic. With the expectation to cross site work in The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford, Ophthalmology Dept.  The role will include scrubbing, escorting, admission and discharge of theatre patients, testing visual acuity as well as any other diagnostic tests that may be necessary.

In addition to working within the Theatre Suite, there will also be the opportunity to rotate into Ophthalmology Outpatients in The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital that deals with several ophthalmic sub-specialities, making this a diverse, exciting opportunity for the right applicant.

Experience within a Theatre setting would be extremely desirable, but training would be given for the right applicant who has the desire to make a difference and endeavour to maintain a high standard of care for our patients.

Ongoing support will be offered & there will be a training package in place.

Working for your organisation

Each person, patient or visitor, visiting Ward 20 will be met with courtesy and respect. The individual will be treated confidentially with dignity maintained at all times.

Each patient will be allowed maximum consultation time with further help and information offered as necessary. 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.

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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