Specialist Nurse Practitioner - glaucoma

Band 6

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Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£26,565 - £35,577 pa
26/01/2018 23:59

University Hospital Southampton (UHS) NHS Foundation Trust is one of the leading major trauma centres in the United Kingdom and hosts the regional Ophthalmology service. The Southampton Eye Unit provides eye care services to the South coast including the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.

The glaucoma service has an exciting opportunity for an experienced nurse to join the team as an Ophthalmic Specialist Nurse Practitioner. The role would suit a dynamic and motivated individual with excellent communication and organisational skills, who is dedicated to providing high quality, patient-centred care. The successful applicant will be part of a proactive and friendly team led by 2 consultant ophthalmologists specialising in glaucoma.

A key aspect of this role is to support the glaucoma service by delivering nurse-led clinics, supporting subspecialty admissions, and leading patient support groups and education.

You will be working alongside medical staff and optometrists in a variety of clinics based within Southampton Eye Unit and our peripheral clinics within the community hospitals.

Applicants should be able to work both as part of a team and practice autonomously as a core member of the service.  They should have experience working in ophthalmology (preferably in glaucoma subspecialty) and the successful candidate would have the opportunity for ongoing education and development to support their role.

Applicants should be able to show that they embrace the core values of the Trust and demonstrate them through their everyday practice.

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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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