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Staff nurse - eye short stay

Job Reference: 188-NM973-C

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Eye Short Stay
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
£24,214 - £30,112 pa pro rata

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and motivated band 5 nurse to work within our team. The eye short stay unit offers services for inpatients, day surgeries and eye casualty services at night. We have highly skilled and experienced nurses to provide care and treatment to all our patients. We have two positions available one full time (37.5 hours) and one part time (20 hours)

Are you a dynamic and motivated band 5 who is keen to expand their knowledge and skills? Do you want the opportunity to work on a busy eye ward and build upon and develop your ophthalmic knowledge and skills? This role will allow you to demonstrate your nursing and specialised skills as an ophthalmic nurse.

The eye short stay unit is part of a regional referral centre for Ophthalmology and as such it is a fast paced unit that relies on team working and excellent interpersonal skills. The work is varied and immensely satisfying, caring for patients who have various levels and causes of visual impairment and are subsequently receiving inpatient or day case care. This is supplemented with pre and post operative care.

The unit is open 24hours a day 7 days a week and offers an out of hours casualty service. The ability to work flexibly to include shifts incorporating nights and weekends is essential. Job share applicants will be welcomed.

You will be given the required training and development within the eye unit which will allow you to progress independently managing patients with acute and chronic eye conditions and pre and post operative patients.

You will be working alongside experienced nurses, doctors and allied health professionals delivering high quality of care to our patients.

UHS, rated ‘Good’ by the CQC, is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. In the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep.

The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.

The closing date for applications is the 26th August.

The interview date will be the 4th September.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Michaela Olearcikova


Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies under any circumstances.


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