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Registered Nurse - Opthamology

Band 5

Main area
Southend Clinic
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Southend University Hospital NHS Trust
Westcliff on Sea
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
28/03/2019 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 Ophthalmology teams based in Southend to help maintain the high standards of care we strive for within Ophthalmology.

We are responsible for providing a specialist ophthalmic service for the population of South Essex across the two sites; we offer a 24 hour emergency service which you may become part of once you are competent and confident in your practice. This department will offer you the opportunity to develop in your role as an ophthalmic nurse within a dynamic team.

You will help formulate and carry out effective care for our patients and ensure it is delivered to the highest possible level. We are seeking a motivated, team orientated professional with a passion for delivering good nursing care. The successful candidate must possess excellent communication skills, a high sense of professionalism and a strong belief in the value of teamwork.

You will have the opportunity to gain experience in all areas of Ophthalmology including theatres, ward and clinic. Once competent we are looking to develop you further by supporting your training and education for enhanced nursing roles within the ophthalmology department.

Please note this post may require you to travel to the Orsett location.

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

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

Anita Tindall
01702 435555 6533

If you have problems applying, contact

01702 508079