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Ophthalmic Practitioner

Job Description

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provides NHS hospital and community services throughout East Sussex. We provide our services at two district general hospitals, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, community hospitals in Bexhill, Crowborough, Lewes, Uckfield and Rye and a number of clinics and health centres, GP surgeries, schools and in people’s homes.

The trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the improving working lives of all our staff.

A wide range of staff benefits are available to staff and these include:Staff development, Pension scheme, On-site nurseries within the acute hospitals, access to sports and social clubs, subsidised staff restaurants, on-site accommodation, staff gymnasiums, squash and tennis court plus heated outdoor swimming pool (Eastbourne only), Staff lottery.

Please download and read the Recruitment Information Leaflet, attached as a document to this advert, as it will help you in the completion of your application

We are looking for enthusiastic Practitioner (Nurse or ODP) to join our busy Ophthalmic Day Unit at Bexhill hospital. You will be required to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, primarily at the Ophthalmic Day Unit in Bexhill but also once a week at the Conquest Hospital. You will also be able to undertake a variety of tasks; such as the theatre scrub role, preassessment clinic, and the patient’s admission and discharge care. There will be plenty of opportunities for you to learn new skills and develop yourself professionally within the team.

Join us in our mission to deliver patient focused care within a modern progressive unit; encompassing pre-assessment, theatre and the admission/discharge lounge to provide the complete surgical pathway for the ophthalmic patient; and maintain the pre and perioperative care for the patient with co-morbidities having their ophthalmic surgery at the Conquest hospital. Support the team in maintaining existing and developing new procedures.

Bexhill as a town has a lot to offer with beautiful sea views, picturesque countryside and it is steeped in history. There is good public transport and easy access to local cities and the continent.

The Trust can offer:

Professional development
Child care facilities
Sports and social club

Key Requirements:

Anaesthetic experience

For further details / informal visits contact:
For further information or an informal discussion, please contact the Unit clerk Anne-Marie Lovett on telephone no.  ( Phone number removed )  ext. 5670

Patients come first at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

We work in partnership with commissioners, other providers, our staff and volunteers as part of a locally focused and integrated network of health and social care in the county.

Our vision is to be:

  • The healthcare provider of first choice for the people of East Sussex.

Our mission is to:

  • Deliver better health outcomes and an excellent experience for everyone we provide with healthcare services.

Our strategic objectives are to:

  • Improve quality and clinical outcomes by ensuring that safe patient care is our highest priority.
  • Play a leading role in local partnerships to meet the needs of our local population and improve and enhance patients’ experiences.
  • Use our resources efficiently and effectively for the benefit of our patients and their care to ensure our services are clinically, operationally and financially sustainable.

Our aims are that all services delivered by the Trust are:

  • Safe
  • Effective
  • Caring
  • Responsive and
  • Well led

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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