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Lead Ophthalmology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Job Reference: 166-SS-2217134

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Chesterfield
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for two experienced and highly motivated Registered Nurse’s to join the ophthalmology department at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

The successful candidates will have well-developed advanced specialist skills and an interest in the management of ophthalmic emergencies/emergency care provision and or experience in the management of glaucoma patients.

It is envisaged that successful candidates will lead, develop and deliver advanced nurse led specialist services and will work alongside the ophthalmic nursing team, consultants colleagues and the wider multidisciplinary team within the Eye Centre in order to provide a high standards of quality patient centered care.

Our aim is for our patients to receive seamless support and specialist clinical management, ensuring we meet the patient’s needs at all points of their pathway, it is therefore essential that you have excellent communication skills.

You will be an experienced registered nurse in ophthalmic clinical practise, with a proven track record of implementing and delivering quality high standards of nursing care. It is essential that you are pro-active, adaptable and flexible to meet the needs of the service and evidence of leading recent and new initiatives is very desirable.

This role will be pivotal in leading quality initiatives and will aim to enhance the experience of the patient through policies, pathways and practice which you will monitor through audit and clinical governance.

A non-medical prescriber qualification is very desirable for this role and also the ability to teach and support junior nursing/medical staff is an advantage and should be supported by a relevant qualification.

Within our division we believe that supported learning and the development of our staff are key to our success and yours. An induction & development programme will be available to the successful candidate ensuring personal and professional growth in the new role.

Please note that interviews will take place week commencing 28th October in which you will be expected to provide a 25 minute presentation

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jane Walker Senior Matron on ext 2392 or via switchboard (01246 277271) bleep 588.

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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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