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NHS AfC: Band 4
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Rochdale Infirmary
£23,949 - £26,282 per annum
Salary period
11/12/2022 23:59

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Nurse Associate - Ophthalmology

NHS AfC: Band 4

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) brings together staff and services from the former Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. The sheer size, scale and potential of our combined service is huge. Together, we’ve a wealth of skills and resources to share and tap into and, a wide range of career paths for you to develop and explore. If you want to join a team of around 20,000 NHS experts in delivering high-quality, local care across Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale and beyond – come and take your place with us. 

Job overview

The role involves working on a busy ophthalmic unit, caring for surgical ophthalmic patients, emergency casualty service, laser outpatient clinics and pre-assessment.

The Eye ward is a busy, friendly unit which is in the process of expanding to 7 day a week working.

We are committed to providing the best Eye care for the people of Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale.  

Main duties of the job

Main duties are

  1. Admission and discharge of ophthalmic surgical patients. - Physiological observations, Visual acuity, Icare measurement.
  2. Advise patients on health promotion.
  3. Provide and monitor care.
  4. To participate in the admission and Discharge of ophthalmic patients
  5. Assist in developing an environment that supports the value of nursing care.
  6. Carry out clinical duties in accordance with NMC role requirements National, Trust and local standards and policies.
  7. Advise patients/clients of the promotion of health and prevention of illness

Working for our organisation

Oldham Care Organisation

Oldham Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. The place where the world’s first IVF baby was delivered, Oldham is a town of pioneering firsts. Today, Oldham is responsible for delivering a range of acute and community health services across the local area and at The Royal Oldham Hospital. As a designated major trauma unit for Greater Manchester and one of only three vascular centres in Greater Manchester, Oldham is a specialist hospital for acute surgery and provides state-of-the-art onsite pathology services to the North West.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NMC Registered Nurse Associate
  • Ophthalmic interest
Desirable criteria
  • Ophthalmic experience


Essential criteria
  • To have a basic knowledge of the anatomy of the Eye
  • Good knowledge of computer software e.g., Microsoft, and e-mail.


Essential criteria
  • Good communication skills
  • Competent telephone skills.
  • To demonstrate the ability to work within a team.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Disability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingWorkplace Wellbeing Charter LogoDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - Silver

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Janice Crabtree
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01706 901729
Additional information

Available between the hours of 08:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday