Staff Nurse – Ophthalmology | Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 27-Feb-23

Closing Date: 29-Mar-23

Location: Liverpool, L9 7AL

Salary: Not specified

Staff Nurse – Ophthalmology | Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Previous applicants need not apply

We are looking for someone with experience of working in a high volume healthcare environment, experience of working in an Ophthalmic would be beneficial. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is keen to take on a new challenge and develop this role within the existing team. You will be given full training along with competency based assessments for skill development. The successful applicant will be well supported by the nursing team and encouraged to develop the role to it’s full potential.

You will be working alongside a full multidisciplinary team. We are looking for nurses who have excellent communication skills and can demonstrate passion and empathy to this client group and who want to make a difference to quality of our patients lives.

The postholder will be responsible and accountable for the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of nursing care. Work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team and undertake delegated tasks form the Nurse Manager. Postholder will be required at times to take charge of department for a span of duty.

The postholder will always work within the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Visual assessment, ophthalmic investigations, treatment and triage of patients attending the department i.e.: IOP, RAPD, sac washout, subconjunctival injections, removal of sutures, contact lens education.

Preparation of patients undergoing ophthalmic investigations, including
requesting of relevant investigations, surgical procedures.

Admission and discharge of patients to Ward/Department.

To run and organise, where applicable in the ophthalmic clinic, to assist in ophthalmic procedures.

Participates in maintaining a safe, comfortable and therapeutic
environment for all patients and carers and maintain agreed standards of
nursing care.

Determines nursing priorities and plans patient care. Informs the nurse in charge when changes in circumstances may affect patient care.

Maintain nursing records in accordance with the NMC and Trust

Maintain and improve quality of patient care through contribution to the development of Essence of Care and clinical benchmarking within the unit

Ensure due regard is given to customs, values and spiritual beliefs of patients.

Providing information and support to patients/carers, and ensuring all those involved in the care are aware of changes in the patients’ condition.

Assist in the safe custody, checking and administration of drugs

To develop the clinical knowledge and skills to care for acutely ill patients admitted via both planned and unplanned routes.

To undertake expanded practice, under supervision, in order to optimise patient care and in accordance with ward/department and Trust policies.

Involve patients and carers in the planning and delivery of care

Ensure effective lines of communication within the ward/department multidisciplinary team

Assisting the department manager in identifying required resources to enable nursing staff to provide agreed standards of patient care.

Collaborates with other professional groups to ensure safe and effective care is made available on the department.

Works in line with and promotes government and hospital strategies, ensuring nursing staff meet their responsibilities and are working to the aims and objectives of the organisation.

This advert closes on Monday 13 Mar 2023