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Trainee Nurse Injector Medical Retina

Job Reference: 213-UPACS-3368-A

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Princess Royal University Hospital, Orpington
£34,961 - £42,010 per annum inc HCA

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly £1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 11,500 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London.

The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley.

Thank you for your interested in Ophthalmic Nurses.

We have recently created several new nursing Medical Retinal posts in the Trusts over three Hospitals at King's.

We have four new posts relate to the South Sites of King's College University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Theses are The Princes Royal University Hospital and Queen Mary's Hospital Sidcup.

We have a excellent Medical Retinal Team whom are very keen to developing nurses and with the Support of the Nursing team

The Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services. The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds. All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for;

We are looking for a Trainee Nurse Injector Medical Retina in the Ophthalmology services based at the Princes Royal University but would also working at Queen Mary's Sidcup.

Full time hours with some weekend work with Consultant Support will be required

You will be part of the Ophthalmology team working in a busy Ophthalmology department. The team consists of Ophthalmologists, Orthoptists, Ophthalmic Science Practitioners, Assistant Ophthalmic Science Practitioner and nursing staff.

Clinical duties will include;

  • Nurse Led Injection Clinics
  • Attending Medical retina Team meeting
  • Infection control
  • Training colleagues
  • Attended in house and external training in Medical Retina
  • Developing the Medical retina service
  • improving OCT scanning

In house training will be provided.

Administrative duties will include;

  • Makes sure patients have the correct treatment and Followed up when needed.

The post may include working at 4 sites, Princes Royal University Hospital Farnbourgh, Queen Mary's Sidcup, Queen Elizabeth Lewisham, and Darren Valley Hospital.

First Level Registered Nurse and on the NMC registration

Experience in Ophthalmology is essential

Applicants must have 5 GCSE’s grade A-C or equivalent to include Maths, English and Science and standard keyboard skills.

Evidence of further study is essential

If you have already applied for this post at King's within the last three months you would not be eligible to apply at this time.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Iain Henderson Matron Ophthalmology

Queen Mary’s Tel 02039613436

PRUH Tel 01689 865774

Tel. 07528977409


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Equality and Diversity Information

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Annual Reports and Other Corporate Publications

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King's Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre Website

King's College Hospital is part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), a pioneering collaboration between King's College London, and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.

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.

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