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Staff Nurse - Ophthalmology

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
x1 permanent vacancy and x1 fixed term vacancy until 22 July 2023
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (part-time hours will be considered)
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Russells Hall Hospital
£27,055 - £32,934 Per annum
Salary period
29/03/2023 23:59

Job overview

x1 permanent vacancy x1 fixed term vacancy

The Ophthalmology department is looking for someone who is motivated, hardworking and reliable to fulfil the role of Staff Nurse. The successful candidates will join an enthusiastic, motivated, team of Ophthalmic nurses who work alongside  consultant Ophthalmologists, doctors and an Orthoptic department. The Eye Department includes specialists in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Ocular Motility, Glaucoma, Corneal, Macular and Retina and Oculoplastics.

It is a very busy and expanding department which is constantly striving for improvements in patient care and as a part of the team you will be actively involved in developing our service for the future.

The working week follows a 6 week rota cycle and includes Saturdays and evening clinics. 

Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible for the management of the Nursing Unit/Department during the shift, including the organisation of the Nursing Unit/Department activities and the management of staff and resources. The post holder will support the Lead Nurse and Matron in developing and monitoring services and the quality of care experienced by patients.

Working for our organisation

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of “excellent health care, improved health for all”. We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as ethnically diverse, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust recognises the values and transferable skills that the Armed Forces community bring and recognise their compatibility with NHS roles.

We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake

Person specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential criteria
  • First level registered nurse with NMC
Desirable criteria
  • Degree in Nursing

Knowledge and Training

Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of professional development


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working in an acute hospital setting
  • Substantial post registration experience
  • Computer literate

Communication and Relationship Skills

Essential criteria
  • Effective communication skills, verbal and written
  • Ability to work within a team and develop others

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in People: GoldMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Improving working livesAge positiveDisability confident leaderArmed Forces Covenant Bronze AwardENEI TIDE Gold 2021Care Leaver CovenantNHS Pastoral Care

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Cat Whorton
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Additional information

01384 456 111 extension 3971