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Eye Theatre Practitioner (Staff Nurse OR ODP)

Employer
University Hospitals D
Location
Royal Bournemouth Hospital
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
16 Sep 2021
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Join us at this very exciting time as Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals have just merged into the University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust.

We have ambitious plans to develop our sites, making even better use of our combined resources to serve our population most effectively.

Joining the teams at University Hospitals Dorset you will be taking up the many opportunities that Dorset has to offer in the way of a rewarding work life balance.

We are located within an area of amazing beauty which includes opportunities to drive, walk, run, swim or cycle in the New Forest , in the Purbecks, along miles of golden beaches and the Jurassic coastline. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town with a wide selection of restaurants and cafes; theatres, cinemas and sporting activities and Poole attracts many visitors, has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

Transport links are excellent with Bournemouth International airport, Cross-channel ferry terminals at Poole and direct train access to London.

Please note: all staff being recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across all our Trust locations when service demands require it.

An exciting Opportunity has arisen in the Ophthalmology Theatre and Recovery Department, we have vacancies for 1 full time Band 5 Nurse/Perioperative Practitioners.

The department is a very busy unit undertaking all aspects of Adult Ophthalmic Surgery and Paediatric Ophthalmic Surgery in the Eye Theatres. The unit consists of three theatres, and a recovery unit.

The Ophthalmic Theatres presently operates between the hours of 08:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday, with hours worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service and staff rotating through all areas of the ophthalmic theatre suite. There is an on call commitment for weekends and bank holidays

We are looking for a dynamic, highly motivated and caring registered practitioner who is able to demonstrate a high standard of clinical practice to join this very busy theatre and recovery suite. You must possess excellent communication and team working qualities with a willingness to learn new skills.

Theatre and Post Anaesthetic Care skills with a recognised Theatre qualification is desirable but not essential, as our patients undergo ophthalmic surgical procedures following a variety of anaesthetic techniques.

Our staff are our greatest asset and we believe that supporting our workforce to grow, develop and innovate creates a great place to work and enables us to provide excellent care and compassion to our patients. Excellent training opportunities are provided with external and internal development and a preceptorship programme is also provided during the first year for newly qualified staff.

We are looking for individuals who will enjoy working as part of the multidisciplinary team, and experienced individuals should ideally be proficient in scrub and anaesthetics. Theatre is a fast paced environment where a positive attitude, energy and innovation are welcomed. Any applicants wishing to visit the department prior to applying or interview would be welcome to make contact.

Base Location: Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Interview Date: 12th October 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Christian Zuniga

Job title: Clinical Leader

Email address: Christian.Zuniga@uhd.nhs.uk

Telephone number: 0300 019 6064

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Please note that this advert may be removed before the end date if sufficient applications are received.

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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS:
  • To show us you are right for this job please relate your application to the criteria for the post as detailed in the job description and person specification shown in the right hand column.
  • You will find out if you have been shortlisted by checking your email (including junk and spam mail) and NHS jobs account (for medical posts) or Trac account (for non-medical posts) regularly.
  • If you join us and need a DBS check we will deduct from your salary all or some of the cost
  • Many staff use the DBS update service at a cost of £13.00 p.a. but you need to sign up for this asap via their website.
  • If you come with no previous NHS experience, it is usual to appoint to the minimum of the band.
  • You will be joining a newly merged Trust and some Policies and local Terms and Conditions that apply to you will be confirmed in the coming months.
  • In completing this application you are giving us permission to contact the Home Office/UKBA to establish your immigration status and eligibility to work with us.
  • Previous NHS service will be verified with the relevant employers (if relevant).
  • Travel expenses are not always payable so please check with HR before you travel.
  • Appointment to the post is subject to satisfactory completion of a 6 month probationary period.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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