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Registered Nurse

Job Reference: 421-PSC-0487C

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
£24,214 to £30,112 pa pro rata

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is one of only two trusts in Yorkshire and Humber to be awarded HSJ’s Top 100 Best Places to Work. We believe that You Matter Most, and this is reflected in our values of Responsible, Respectful and Passionate. So if you’re looking for an interesting and rewarding career in the NHS, where you can make a real difference to patients’ lives, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is the place for you. We are proud to be awarded Bronze level Investors in People, which recognises our commitment to developing our staff and is an indication of how you will be treated when you work here.

Registered Nurse

Hours: Full and Part time positions available
Salary: £24,214 to £30,112 pa pro rata

Essential Requirements: Registered General Nurse

The Ophthalmology Department at Harrogate and District Foundation Trust is a friendly and rewarding place to work. We are a highly motivated team with strong team ethics. We are innovative in our practice and are committed to providing high quality standards of care. Our scope of practise is diverse and complex which includes caring for patients of all age groups.

Due to the increasing demand for our services and the expansion of a new unit we are looking to further recruit and develop a team of highly skilled nurses.

We offer an excellent structured career pathway through the Ophthalmology services. We have a robust in house competency framework which is underpinned by the Royal College of Ophthalmology. There is the opportunity to work towards Senior Nurse Level and attain an Advanced Nurse Practitioner Role within the department

Our three areas of expertise are: eye pre-assessment, Intravitreal service and general clinics which include Ophthalmology Minor Operation sessions.

All Nurses will be expected to perform visual acuity tests, OCT scanning, general observations, as well as training to work in the Nurse Run Services such as pre-assessment, angiography, biometry and preparing patients for various treatments/procedures

This is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidates to develop knowledge and skills in the care delivery pathways of our ophthalmology patients. If you are committed to professional development, delivering high quality compassionate care and want to work as part of a friendly supportive team this is the job for you.

Previous experience working in Ophthalmology is not essential as full training will be given.

Newly Qualified Staff Nurses will be provided with an excellent preceptor and mentorship programme.

All potential candidates are welcome to visit the Department and find out more about our services

Full time and part time posts are available covering a six day service, Monday – Saturday shift patterns between 7.15 and 6.30

For more information please contact Tracy Hird at or on 01423 554549

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and are signatories of the Mindful Employer Charter which underlines our commitment to enhancing the emotional wellbeing of all staff. This commitment begins when you apply to work at our organisation. We will support individuals through reasonable adjustments both at interview and during ongoing employment. In line with the principles of flexible working and improving work life balance, all advertised full time posts will be considered for job share or part time.

We take pride in being a partner organisation in the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network and are committed to supporting research activity as part of the services we provide. We have research projects running across all specialties which are providing evidence and informing local and national practice.

Applicants who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test, as required by UKBI.
In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations, all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

All job offers are subject to Agenda for Change T&C’s, excluding medical posts. Offers may also be subject to a Standard or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate, dependent on the position.

HDFT takes its responsibility for the Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults seriously. Each member of staff must comply with the HDFT policy, procedures and strategies relating to Safeguarding.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed.

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 Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. 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, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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