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Glaucoma Nurse Specialist Band 6

Main area



Band 6




  • Full time
  • Part time
  • 37.5 hours per week (Minimum 30hrs per week)

    Job ref



    Southampton General Hospital




    £33,706 - £40,588 pa or pa pro rata

    Salary period



    03/02/2023 23:59

    Interview date

    Job overview

    Looking for a new challenge? Interested in Glaucoma? Then Join our Eye Unit team. We need an experienced Ophthalmic nurse that wants to specialise in Glaucoma to work as part of a multidisciplinary team at University Hospital Southampton, NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). The role offers the opportunity to deliver nurse led clinics, operationally support efficiency of service and complex patient management. A full structured training programme will offered.


    Southampton Eye Unit is a part of a regional referral centre for Ophthalmology that relies on good team work, excellent communication skills and compassion. Our Glaucoma Service is split across 2 sites (SGH/Lymington) and runs from our outpatients departments. We also perform Glaucoma surgery on both sites. Working hours 8am – 6pm, over 4 days including some Saturday working. The team which supports our Glaucoma service is multi-professional – Ophthalmologists, trainees, Optometrists, Orthoptists and Nurses.

    Main duties of the job YOUR MAIN DUTIES

    You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

    To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.

    Working for our organisation WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

    As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

    We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

    Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES WHAT YOU'LL DO
  • To provide specialist expertise, advice, education and support to patients, their careers and other health care professionals, and advise and support the Ophthalmology Care Group regarding the management of the service.
  • Ensure effective and efficient management of the glaucoma surgery waiting lists including appropriate scheduling.
  • Delivery nurse led clinics within an agreed criteria under the supervision of the multi-professional team.
  • You will need to have post registration experience in Ophthalmology.
  • You should be forward thinking, keen to develop your own leadership and organisational skills.
  • The ability to work flexibly and across all our sites, mainly SGH and Lymington Hospital.
  • Compassionate and patient centred with a drive for quality improvement.

    Interviews will be held on Monday, 20th February 2023

    Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

    Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • Registered nurse on relevant part of the NMC register
  • Degree qualification, 120 credits at L6 or possess an equivalent knowledge to be assessed through evidence of relevant specialist training, experience or portfolio
  • Post registration qualification within area of speciality
  • Completion of all Band 5 (preceptorship) competencies
  • Higher Education Institute approved course in supporting learners in practice or evidence assessed to be of equivalent experience, demonstrating support to a range of learners in practice. Provide evidence of supporting a range of learners in practice
  • Higher Education Institute approved course in supporting learners in practice or evidence assessed to be of equivalent experience, demonstrating support to a range of learners in practice. Provide evidence of supporting colleagues to promote effective learning in practice
  • Desirable criteria
  • Registered on MSc Pathway – completion of HTPA Competencies
  • Counselling qualification
  • Palliative care course
  • IT training
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • Extensive post registration experience within specialist area
  • Knowledge of current issues within the acute health service
  • Understanding of personal accountability
  • Desirable criteria
  • Change Management, clinical practice development
  • Multidisciplinary team working
  • Interest in nurse –led care
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Confident of own knowledge base, aware of learning needs and seeks guidance when appropriate
  • Able to critically review and communicate clinical information
  • Good communication with patients/clients and professionals
  • Able to organise own workload
  • IT skills
  • Desirable criteria
  • Negotiation skills
  • Awareness of own leadership skills/style
  • Special requirements of the post Essential criteria
  • Ability to work across multiple sites with reasonable adjustments
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexibility to attend evening meetings/clinics if required, by prior arrangement
  • Desirable criteria
  • Organisational/strategic awareness
  • Clear about professional accountability and autonomous practice components of role
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Interests/activities indicating teamwork, leadership, stress management
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

    UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

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    Employer certification / accreditation badges Applicant requirements

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 492.7KB)
  • Personal Specification (PDF, 332.9KB)
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    Ryan Bird

    Job title

    Lead Matron

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    023 8120 6657
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