Paediatric Staff Nurse - Opthalmology

Band 5

Main area
Division D - Opthalmology
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Addenbrookes Hospital-Division D
£22,128 to £28,746 p.a. pro rata
26/07/2018 23:59



Come Nurse with us…

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It’s a great place to nurse, work and live.

You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel; we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values of Together – Safe, Kind, Excellent support the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality; this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

Following expansion to our paediatric ophthalmology service an exciting opportunity has arisen to join our paediatric team as a staff nurse for those children requiring ophthalmology treatment.  In this role you will work alongside the clinical nurse specialist, clinical support nurse and consultant team and be an integral part of the team providing specialist ophthalmology nursing expertise and support to children, young people, families and professional colleagues.  You will liaise with multi disciplinary professional groups and agencies within and outside the Trust to enhance the delivery of care to children, young people and families requiring referral to the opthalmology service, providing guidance, support and advice as you develop specialist skills in this clinical area.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed paediatric nurse, with experience in the care of paediatric patients, who is looking to develop skills in the care of childrena and young people requiring opthalmology treatment. Excellent communication and organisational skills are important alongside a commitment to provide a quality service and to maximise a positive patient experience for those children and families accessing the ophthalmology service at Addenbrookes.

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?

  • Our values and reputation for outstanding care
  • Opportunities to experience a range of specialities
  • Career and development opportunities
  • Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team
  • Research experience and opportunities
  • £1000 Welcome Subsidy on commencement and up to a further £3000 loan to support your resettlement and contribute towards a deposit or first months’ rent subject to eligibility
  • Lovely location and quality of life
  • Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Jodi Betts, Matron - Paediatrics on 01223 596098 or

If you have problems applying, contact

01223 217038