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Ophthalmic Clinic
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Royal Free Hospital
£37,638 - £44,780 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Salary period
24/06/2021 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Band 6 Clinical Nurse Specialist - Ophthalmology

Band 6

Our trust has around 10,000 staff serving 1.6 million patients. It comprises Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and more than 30 services in the community.  This larger scale organisation provides an unprecedented opportunity for us to continue our pioneering work, particularly in finding ways to deliver even better care to our patients.

Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers’ money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

Everyone is welcome at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. We're proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME, gender equality, staff carers and people with disabilities and lived experiences to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

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We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual to be part of the ophthalmic team at Royal Free NHS foundation trust as an ophthalmic nurse specialist.

The post holder should have an interest in developing their skills particularly in the area of medical retina and delivering a intravitreal injection service.

The post holder should be an enthusiastic and committed professional with the passion and drive to provide the highest quality ophthalmic care to their patients. We work very closely with our medical team and all health care professionals and this is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced nurse who is dynamic, friendly and who strives to provide an excellent standard of care.

The post holder will be required to have experience of caring for patients with a range of ophthalmic conditions and experience of nurse led clinics. Recent Ophthalmology experience is essential.

The successful candidate is required to be able to demonstrate the Trust values, the responsibilities of the job description and person specification.

You will need to be flexible and will need to rotate within our  other ophthalmic sites when needed .

Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our world class values.

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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

Tracy Gavin
Job title
Lead Nurse Ophthalmology
Telephone number
0207 794 0500 Ext. 38338

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