Senior Nurse Ophthalmic - Plymouth

Recruiter
Major Nursing
Location
Plymouth
Posted
12 Feb 2018
Closes
15 Mar 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Senior Nurse - Ophthalmic£35,000 - £40,000PlymouthMajor Recruitment is working with one of the countries leading providers of private healthcare to recruit a Senior Ophthalmic Nurse for their Treatment Centre Plymouth. This service, rated as outstanding, provides surgery, outpatient and diagnostic services along with Day Case and inpatient surgery specialities including orthopaedics, ears nose and throat, and general surgeryThe Role
As a Senior Ophthalmic Nurse you will assist in the efficient running of the ophthalmology service and co-ordinate the patient's journey from pre-admission to discharge.You will alsoprovide leadership and direction to the pre-assessment/admission/discharge of ophthalmology patients from the unitorganise and undertake pre-operative assessment, ensuring they are fit for surgery on the date allocatedtake the lead on developing the pre-assessment process to be nurse led where appropriateAdditional duties will include ensuring all patients are fully informed of their proposed treatment plans and that all questions are answered as well as taking appropriate action for those patients who do not meet the inclusion criteria, managing appropriate referral on to other Consultants, or back to General Practitioners, for further assessment and treatment where indicated.Skills & Experience
Demonstrable experience in either acute care or elective surgical nursing with recent experience within the specialism of ophthalmology / pre-assessmentsExperience in ophthalmic day care / short stay and inpatient nursingKnowledge and skills of ophthalmic surgical care provisionKnowledge and skills in respect of ophthalmic disease e.g. glaucomaUp to date hands on clinical skills including phlebotomy, IV drug administration & performing ECGQualifications
NMC Registered Nurse Level 1 with ophthalmology qualificationPhysical examination training and skillsBasic / Intermediate life support skillsECG and Venepuncture trainingThis is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated, Senior Ophthalmic Nurse to work with a leading private healthcare provider in Plymouth.If you are interested in the position please apply with your most up to date CV with your availability for a confidential conversation.Keywords: Ophthalmology, ophthalmics, Ophthalmology Nurse, RGN, inpatients, surgical, acute, A&E, theatre, pre-assessments, medical and nursing, Plymouth, Ophthalmic Nurse,

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