Band 5 nurses, ophthalmology – Western Eye Hospital
Fulfil your potential in hospitals that make history:
Charing Cross, Hammersmith, St Mary’s, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea and Western Eye
With five world-renowned hospitals, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is full of opportunity if you are looking to develop your healthcare career.
We are an NHS Trust of 10,000 people, providing care for over a million patients from north west London and beyond every year. We have a rich heritage and an ambitious vision for the future of our patients and local communities.
With our partners, Imperial College London, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and The Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, we form Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre, one of 11 academic health science centres in the UK, working to ensure the rapid translation of research for better patient care and excellence in education.
We are proud of our heritage in innovation and we are early adopters of new insights in technologies, techniques and treatments for improving health.
Fast forward your nursing career at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. With five world-renowned hospitals, we are full of opportunity for nurses looking for progression to further develop skills, get involved in quality improvement and collaborate with leading clinical teams.
The Western Eye Hospital covers North West London and is one of only two standalone eye hospitals in London. Because of our excellent reputation our patients are referred to us from all over the UK and internationally. We like to think of ourselves as one big and happy family where everyone knows everyone. We have roles for you in these departments: Alex Cross ward / day care unit – you would offer full time care to patients and care for A&E patients at night. This is a great role for learning how to deal with a range of ophthalmology conditions.
A&E – this is an exciting frontline role and you will be responsible for making immediate care decisions and preparing admissions. We take referrals from GPs, optometrists, other hospitals and patient self-referrals. Outpatients – you will care patients with a range of ophthalmic conditions. All staff who work in outpatients also rotate and do shifts in our award-winning macula department. We offer primary, secondary and tertiary service to our patients within the following ophthalmic sub specialities: • cornea and external diseases • glaucoma • neuro-ophthalmology • ophthalmic plastic surgery • paediatric ophthalmology • vitreoretinal diseases • ocular oncology • ocular immunology • uveitis • diabetic clinics • macula-retinal • motility • laser • vitreo-retinal Your role will involve assessing, planning and providing nursing care for your patients as well as carrying out various ophthalmic investigations, administering medications and showing patients how to self-administer. If you are ambitious you can work towards the post of sister and we can offer you training to become an advanced practitioner. Our A&E practitioners undergo a two-year development programme and are qualified to see patients independently.
At Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people. You’ll be working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You’ll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.
Benefits include opportunities for career development, flexible working and wellbeing, plus a staff recognition scheme. Also, take advantage of optional benefits including the cycle to work and car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.
All of our hospitals have quick transport access to the Westfield shopping and leisure centre, the West End and a range of local bars, cafes and restaurants - ideal for team socials!
This advert closes on Sunday 9 Feb 2020
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