Foundation Staff Nurse/Senior Staff Nurse

Posted 16 September by NHS Business Services Authority

The Oxford Eye Hospital based at the John Radcliffe Hospital is a centre of innovation in Ophthalmology, and our nursing workforce is key to enable us to further develop our service and continue to provide excellent care.

We are a busy outpatient department treating over 106,000 patients a year in the full range of ophthalmology clinics including an emergency department and nurse-led pre-operative assessment. Our team is made up of over 40 members of staff including specialist nurses, nursing assistants, band 4 assistant practitioners, Nursing Associates, ECLOs and a department house keeper.

As a band 5 nurse in our team you will have opportunities to work in a number of sub-specialty areas developing your knowledge and skills across all areas of ophthalmology.

If you have never worked in ophthalmology before don’t worry; we will give you a comprehensive induction and you will soon be amazed at how fast your knowledge and skills grow - along with your passion to develop your career in the specialty.

If you are a newly qualified nurse, you will join the Oxford University Hospital’s Foundation Programme. This is the start of your journey with our Trust and will link to a clear career pathway to continue developing your skills over the coming years. The 1st year of the programme consists of up to twelve study days aiming to follow on and develop the learning you have achieved during your training and help you apply this to potentially complex clinical situations.

We are completely devoted to the development and education of our staff and have invested significant time and energy into providing a number of specialist nurse roles including our ophthalmology nurse consultant. Furthermore we offer an opportunity to complete our Level 7 Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Patient Centred Ophthalmology Care which is run in-house in collaboration with, and validated by, Northampton University.

Outpatient clinics run Monday to Friday and our Emergency Eye Department 7 days a week. Working days/hours can be flexible (i.e. compressing full-time hours in to 4 days) and preferences can be discussed at interview.

CLOSING DATE : 27th September 2020


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameRosalyn PainterJob titleClinical Unit ManagerEmail addressrosalyn.painter@ouh.nhs.ukTelephone number

Reference: 40885787

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