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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/04/2021.

Staff Nurse, Ophthalmology

Job Reference: 358-3011978-MSK-SW

University Hospitals of Leicester
Ophthalmology Services
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum (pro-rata if part-time

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

The University hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust Ophthalmology Department, delivers high quality, fantastic integrated care, to a wide diverse population of clients. We continually strive to improve patient‘s experience and outcomes.

Bring your dedication, determination and skills to join our team and you will benefit from the support of an experienced and enthusiastic multi-professional team, committed to the delivery of exceptional patient care.

The busy Ophthalmology department consists of an ambulatory Day Case Unit providing pre and post- operative care to in excess of 60 patients per day, two outpatient clinics, and an Emergency Eye department, providing Ophthalmology care and treatments for patients with a wide variety of Ophthalmic conditions.

We are looking for exceptional, committed, caring and compassionate Staff Nurses both newly qualified and with post-registration experience to join our teams. The Ophthalmology team offers a full range of specialist services in order to facilitate a timely, safe and effective patient journey. Rotation opportunities within the service are fully supported and available with the aim to enable a Registered Nurse to become a multi skilled highly trained Ophthalmology Nurse.

We currently work Monday – Saturday 7:30 – 8pm (No nights) within all areas except for the Eye Emergency Department which works Monday – Friday 8:00 – 6pm, Saturday & Sunday 8:00 – 4pm (No nights), and can offer full time , part time and flexible working positions .

We will provide the successful candidate with a comprehensive induction programme and you will be supported throughout your career with regular reviews of progression to help you develop appropriate knowledge and skills.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Rebecca Tallis, Laura Packwood, Caroline Wilford (Deputy Sister) 07950888912

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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