Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Ophthalmic Theatre Nurse / Practitioner

Band 5

Main area
Ophthalmic Theatre
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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John Radcliffe Hospital
£22,128 to £28,746 per annum
21/01/2018 23:59

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use values-based interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


The John Radcliffe west wing theatre provide expertise and excellence in routine and emergency surgery including adult and paediatric patient care, ENT, Ophthalmology, Plastics, Neuro, Paediatric  Ortho /General and Max Facs surgery. The operating theatres offer a wide range of general and specialist clinical services with links to the Oxford Universities for education, training and research. The JR represents a dynamic centre on which to build upon clinical experience and professional development.

We are looking for a newly qualified or experience Ophthalmic nurse to join our Ophthalmic theatre team at West Wing JR Hospital. This is your opportunity to work for one of the world leading Eye Hospital, where we contributing to our international reputation for high quality ophthalmic surgery, teaching and research. You will get opportunities to be involved in all kind of surgery where we performed Oculoplastic, Reconstructive, Glaucoma, Corneal, Anterior and posterior ophthalmic surgery. We are the first hospital where we did first Robotic surgery and we are keep doing new innovative surgeries. If you are new in theatre you will have a good chance to develop your career as an Ophthalmic nurse. We are seeking very proactive, highly motivated Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) or Registered Nurses (RN) who want to join our enthusiastic, Passionate and caring scrub team. Any prospective applicant will require excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skill and enjoy working as a part of the team with an enthusiasm to learn in order to provide expert care in theatre.

You will be required to work collaboratively to promote the delivery of evidence based patient care.  Experience is desirable however staff new to theatres is also encouraged to apply.

Whether you are newly qualified or experienced, we have educational opportunities to support your development. The directorate has a comprehensive education strategy in place to underpin the development of all grades within theatres to facilitate career progression. We endeavour to provide a supportive learning environment which includes preceptorship, supernumerary status while achieving competencies, an in-house perioperative course and leadership development.

A flexible attitude is required to deliver patient care and meet service demands. You may be based on one site but there is an expectation for you to be deployed to other units to provide assistance as required, therefore, a flexible attitude is required to accommodate the surgical requirements of each department.

Full time posts are available which include a commitment to day / night rotation, Bank Holiday, weekend working and on-call participation.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Bhim Gyawali, telephone 01865231337, email bhimkala.gyawali@ouh.nhs.uk

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