Staff Nurse Ophthalmology & ENT

Southport And Ormskirk NHS Trust


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Job summary

The Ophthalmic & ENT unit at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Hospital Trust has a vacancy for a full-time Registered Nurse.

We are looking for capable individual who is willing to develop their knowledge and skills withinthis specialist area.

We run very busy outpatient clinics across both hospital sites for both ophthalmology and Ear Nose and Throat patients.

We also run the Ophthalmic day case unit for our Ophthalmic surgical day cases.

The Registered Nurse has a vital role to play in supporting the day case unit and the specialist clinicsand training will be givento enable the successfulapplicant to undertake specialist skills.

Experience of working in these specialties is an advantage, but training will be given.

Working hours are routinely Monday to Friday, 8:00 to 17:30, for the outpatient department. The Ophthalmic day care unit runs over 5 days with shifts varying from earlies, a late shift and occasionally a long day. We do require some flexibility within the shift patterns.

We welcome enquiries and informal visits.

Main duties of the job

To process patients before seeing the Ophthalmologist by assessing visual acuity/undertaking OCT scan/Blood pressure etc.

To support the Ophthalmologist/ENT surgeons during consultation.

To assist with clinical procedures.

To triage urgent referrals from A&E/Community Optoms/GP's/Walk in centres.

Undertake preop assessment for cataract/lid surgery.

To prepare patients on admission for cataract/glaucoma/lid surgery.

About us

Our nursing team is a positive unit that works well together.

We support each other throughout the day and across both sites, as we cover three different areas.

Everyone shares their knowledge and skills to promote learning and development. Our medical team support this as well.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details.

Advert date - 9th May 2022

Closing date - 19th May 2022

Shortlisting date - 20th May 2022

Interview date - 26th May 2022

Person Specification



  • 1st Level Registered Nurse (degree/diploma)
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Evidence of continuing professional development



  • Experience of working in a clinical environment
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team


  • Experience of Ophthalmology and ENT
  • Experience of working in an Outpatient setting



  • Effectively prioritises and co-ordinates own workload
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written, verbal and non verbal communication) with patients/relatives and carers and all members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Computer literacy e.g. experience of electronic patient record

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Southport And Ormskirk NHS Trust


Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust

Town Lane, Kew



Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Virginia Hill


Date posted

09 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 5


£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust

Town Lane, Kew



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