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Theatre Assistant

Job Reference: 273-DN-3058

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Bedford, Bedford
£18,813 - £20,795 per ann

Exceptional new opportunities at Moorfields

Founded in 1804, Moorfields Eye Hospital is a world-class centre of excellence for eye health services, ophthalmic research and education. We are true pioneers in the fight to cure blindness. Every year we treat more than 750,000 patients at City Road in central London and at 30 satellites, and, in partnership with the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, we lead one of the most impactful ophthalmic research programmes in the world. We train many of the leading eye care clinicians in the UK and internationally, and have a global reputation for quality and professionalism in ophthalmic care. In addition, Moorfields operates two commercial businesses whose profits support our NHS work: Moorfields Private and Moorfields UAE.

The Moorfields Way is to be caring, organised, excellent and inclusive, and we expect all applicants for our posts to commit to upholding these values.

Job Title: Theatre Health Care Assistant at Bedford Satellite

Hours p/w: Full time

Shift pattern: Flexible including weekends and late shifts

Band: Band 3


Moorfields is recognised as one of the best ophthalmic eye hospitals in the world and we pride ourselves on the professionalism of our nurses and the quality of the nursing care we provide.


Moorfields at Bedford offers a comprehensive ophthalmic service to our patients in Bedfordshire and surrounding areas. We are looking for theatre staff to provide a comprehensive Moorfields theatre team for our patients. We are looking to recruit a theatre health care assistant to support our ophthalmic theatre staff in providing a holistic approach to ophthalmic care.


You will need to have a wide interest in caring for ophthalmic patients in the theatre pathway. This is an opportunity to join our dynamic team of ophthalmic nursing staff and theatre practitioners and develop your skills further both in theatre and in the clinical setting.


The candidate must have an NVQ level 3 qualification or relevant clinical theatre experience. The successful candidates will be required to be flexible, enthusiastic and committed to bringing the highest level of theatre care to patients in line with the Quality Agenda of the NHS.


The Personnel Department can be contacted on 0207 566 2433/2864 Monday to Friday from 9:15am – 5pm.



For further details / informal visits contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Emma Gregg, Sister on 01234 355122 extension 2348/5341.

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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.

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