Senior Ophthalmology Nurse - Plymouth

Recruiter
Appoint Group
Location
Plymouth
Posted
12 Feb 2018
Closes
21 Feb 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Senior Ophthalmology NurseFull TimePlymouthSalary £35,000 - £40,000Our client has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Ophthalmology Registered Nurse to join their multidisciplinary team. With the recent addition of a third theatre and a two suite endoscopy unit it is an exciting time to join us. Recently achieving an "outstanding" rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the hospital is the first independent sector treatment centre to achieve this and are in the top three per cent of hospitals in the country to receive this rating.Key ResponsibilitiesAs the senior Nurse you will lead in the efficient running of the ophthalmology service and co-ordinate the patient's journey from pre-admission to discharge. You will provide leadership to the pre-assessment/admission/discharge of ophthalmology patients from the unit. This will include organising and undertaking pre-operative assessment, including specialised biometry and ophthalmic measurements ensuring patients are fit for surgery. You will ensure that all patients are fully informed of their proposed treatment plans and all questions are answered. You will also be responsible for taking appropriate action for those patients who do not meet the inclusion criteria, managing appropriate referral onto other Consultants.Skills & ExperienceTo be successful in this role you will have:- Knowledge and skills of ophthalmic surgical care provision- Knowledge and skills in respect of ophthalmic disease e.g. glaucoma- Up to date hands on clinical skills including phlebotomy, IV drug administration and performing ECGs- Extensive relevant experience in acute care or elective surgical nursing with recent experience within the specialism of ophthalmology/ pre-assessments- Experience in ophthalmic day care/ short stay and inpatient nursingQualifications- NMC Registered Nurse Level 1 with a ophthalmology qualification- Physical examination training and skills- Basic / Intermediate life support skills- ECG and venupuncture trainingFor more information and or to apply please call Jenna O'Rourke on 01489 774208 and or email jenna.orourke@appointgroup.co.uk

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