Eye Theatre Practitioner (Staff Nurse OR ODP) - COVID-19 in Bournemouth

Join us at this very exciting time - it is a year since Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch sites merged to become University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation... Our ambitious plans to develop our sites are well underway,...

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Join us at this very exciting time - it is a year since Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch sites merged to become University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Our ambitious plans to develop our sites are well underway, 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: to be confirmed

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