Macula Enhanced Practitioner


Posted: 2 years ago

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

£40,057 - £45,839 pa


We recently went into partnership with Bournemouth University and, with the merger of Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts, became University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust this is a really exciting time to join us!

Our ambitious multi-million pound plans to develop our sites are well underway, including developing RBH as the major acute and emergency hospital in East Dorset, PH as the major planned care hospital, and ambitious plans for Christchurch to support on-going patient treatment.

Joining UHD gives you the opportunity to enjoy all that Dorset has to offer. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town , and Poole has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

With both the New Forest and Isle of Purbeck on our doorstep, over 7 miles of stunning sandy beaches and coastal paths, we are located within an area of amazing beauty providing a great place for you to achieve your rewarding work life balance.

University Hospitals Dorset is looking to recruit a full time Band 7 Advanced Nurse Specialist for the Macular Unit.

Future planning to further improve the nurse led service within the department, the post holder will be key in leading this within the department and will be a vital member of the team for support and training individuals.

The post holder will work alongside the ophthalmic medical team and lead the development of an advanced ophthalmic nursing service within the Trust.

The successful candidate will have significant experience in ophthalmology and will be a registered non medical prescriber. The successful candidate will be expected to be a key member of the multi-disciplinary team and play a significant role in driving forward quality and service improvement. Acting as a role model, the successful candidate will also need to demonstrate high standards in clinical care and have the ability to ensure the delivery of a high quality patient experience. Excellent organisational and communication skills, resilience, and the ability to meet the challenges and demands of a busy and diverse clinical service are essential.

This is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated and positive individual. If you have excellent advanced ophthalmic nursing skills, have the ability to influence others and possess a willingness to work creatively and pro-actively in the face of challenge, we look forward to hearing from you.

Base Location: Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Interview Date: to be confirmed

For further details / informal visits contact:

Minnie Klepacz Senior Matron Head & Neck Directorate Email address: minnie.klepacz@uhd.nhs.ukT elephone number 03000196027 ext 5585

We believe that having a diverse workforce, and allowing people to be themselves, is essential in ensuring we offer an inclusive, welcoming and productive place to work.

We especially welcome applications from minority groups in the community who may be underrepresented in our workforce.

At UHD our active staff network groups are Black Asian Minority Ethnic Group (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network Group (LGBTQ+), European (EU), Pro Ability Staff Network, and the Armed Forces Support Group.

As a Trust we are proudly signed up to the Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interview schemes.

Please note:

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated.

Staff recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across all our Trust locations when service demands require it.

This advert may be closed early if sufficient applications are received.

Internal Candidates: staff employed prior to merger who voluntarily change jobs will be appointed to UHD terms and conditions.



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Job Reference

Reference: 153-HK-10344-A

Closing Date: 2022-04-19

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