Ophthalmology Nurse - Outpatients - Bristol

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Position – Ophthalmology Nurse – Outpatients – Bristol
Ref – ZAOPH7149
Location – Bristol 
Salary – Competitive 

Job Summary:
My client has an exciting opportunity for an Ophthalmology Nurse to join the Outpatients team at Bristol. The hospital only treat NHS patients and they focus on providing the best possible, personalised care to the people of Bristol, Bath, North and North East Somerset, and South Gloucestershire, as well as to the wider community, including Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

They believe in treating them as quickly as possible – helping them to get better, faster. The hospital offers day case and in-patient surgery across the following areas: dental surgery, ear, nose and throat procedures, endoscopy, general surgery, gynaecology, minor orthopaedic surgery, diagnostic imaging, pain management, ophthalmology, and urology. In addition, we also provide diagnostic services, using the latest X-ray and ultrasound technology.

Key Responsibilities:
Working as a member of the multidisciplinary outpatient’s team you will assist in the efficient running of the ophthalmic outpatient and perioperative service. This will include coordinating the patient's hospital admission from pre-admission to discharge, ensuring that their needs are met and that an efficient and effective service that meets the required standards of relevant regulatory bodies is provided. In addition, your role will be to organise and undertake the pre-admission screening of selected patients ensuring they are fit for surgery at the given site on the date allocated.

Skills & Experience:

To be successful in this role you will have: 
Proven experience in an ophthalmic setting using effective techniques for eye examination and assessment of visual function, including visual acuity, biometry, IOL Master, tonometry, drop installation 
Experience in post operative assessment and investigations 
Demonstrable understanding of the needs of patients presenting for surgical assessment with a range of ophthalmic conditions 
Demonstrate ability to assess visual function using knowledge of abnormal ocular physiology to anticipate effects of the person’s vision

NMC Registered Nurse with recent Ophthalmology theatre and/or outpatient experience 
Proven training records to perform biometry 
Physical examination training and skills

Key Words: RGN, Outpatients, Staff Nurse, Registered General Nurse, Clinic Nurse, Ophthalmology

Pulse is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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