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Registered Nurse - Ophthalmology Theatre (Orsett)

Band 5

Main area
Ophthalmology unit
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
Orsett Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
24/03/2019 23:59

Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the "as is" and to always put patients first.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable

This is an exciting time to join us. The three NHS trusts that currently run Broomfield, Southend and Basildon hospitals are planning to become a new single NHS organisation by mid-2019.

 All three hospitals will continue to provide the services our patients use the most. These include outpatient appointments, children’s services and day-case surgery.  All three hospitals will continue to provide 24/7 A&E and maternity services.

By working as one team we will provide the same high standard of care and services for all of our 1.2m local residents. Using the same equipment, processes and IT systems means services will run more smoothly.  Single leadership, standards and new structures will speed up decision making.  Combined corporate services will reduce duplication and cut running costs. This means more money for front-line services and faster improvements.


Attracting new talent is key to our future and the scale of our organisation will give far  more career, training and development opportunities for all our staff.




Are you a Registered Nurse with experience or an interest in Ophthalmology.

We are looking for a Registered Nurse to join our team in ophthalmology in Orsett to help maintain the high standards of care we strive for within Ophthalmology.

You will help formulate and carry out effective care for our patients and ensure they are delivered to the highest possible level. You will be a motivated team orientated professional with a passion for delivering good nursing care in a dynamic and innovative theatre environment.

The successful candidate must possess excellent communication skills, a high sense of professionalism and a strong belief in the value of teamwork.

Ophthalmology are responsible for providing specialist ophthalmic care for the population of South Essex across two sites; we offer a 24 hour emergency service which you may become part of once you have become competent and confident in your practice.

This department will offer you the opportunity to develop in your role within a dynamic team. There is also the opportunity to rotate and gain experience in the Ophthalmology theatres, clinics and day care ward as well as rotate across to Southend Eye Unit.

This position is permanent, 37.5 hours per week. The shift pattern will consist of days and on call duties, covering evenings and weekends.

Orsett Hospital is situated in a quiet village close to the M25 and lakeside shopping centre.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Arlene James
01268 592368

If you have problems applying, contact

01702 508079