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Job Role:             Ophthalmology Nurse Practitioner

Location:             Margaret Street, London W1

Hours:                  Part-time/ flexible working pattern

Reporting To:      Clinic Manager

What we are looking for

  • First and foremost, the successful Ophthalmology Nurse Practitioner (ONP) will be passionate in everything they do and the service they provide to their patients.
  • You will also have extensive interest and exposure to the field of ophthalmology with previous experience as an Ophthalmic Nurse Practitioner, either within the NHS or a privately.  You must be able to work flexibly to include weekends and evenings.
  • You will be responsible for providing high quality nursing care to your own patient caseload within the clinic; consulting, assessing patients with retina needs, planning laser treatment for dry eye syndrome and managing follow-up care and prescriptions.  You will also triage emergency cases and perform minor procedures.  The success of the clinic will rely on you contributing to the enhancement of ophthalmology nursing standards by acting as a credible role model, educator, and expert clinician.
  • This is the ideal opportunity to join a reputable company in a period of exceptional growth and with a friendly, fun, welcoming, and supportive team. You will receive the latest training, support, and development within this ever-evolving sector to enable you to be a true ambassador of the expert eye care offering.

Main responsibilities and duties

As an ONP, you will be responsible for:

Patient caseload management:

  • Work in line with NMC “The Code” and within your scope of practice
  • Provide regular consultation and informed consent to patients
  • Maintain contemporaneous notes, accurately recording a plan of care which reflects the assessment undertaken and incorporates the issues and recommendations made, ensuring clear documentation in the patient’s records and handheld records
  • Fully respect patient dignity and confidentiality
  • Articulate highly complex and sensitive information to patients in a manner that is easily understood to enable them to make decisions on recommended treatment. This may include information about long-term or permanent disability
  • Work collaboratively with clinical administration teams to ensure there is a defined pathway of care for the patient and their treatment is handled in a timely manner. Admit and discharge patients in line with clinic protocols
  • Continuously assess and advise on the psychological, spiritual, social, practical, and ethical needs of the patient to ensure a holistic approach to their treatment and care
  • Growing own patient caseload with the support of the clinic team and Marketing.

Clinical accountability:

  • Provide independent clinical diagnosis and decisions based on detailed, accurate, and appropriate medical information and advice in relation to ophthalmology, and the methods used to support the patients’ personal needs
  • Analyse the results of specialist investigations such as OCT scans, Biometry Meibomography, visual fields, blood tests and microbiological/ pathological results etc to support treatment plans
  • Provide appropriate pre and post-op instructions and after-care advice, including prescribing after-care medicine and treatment in accordance with NMC guidelines to support optimum recovery for the patient
  • Triage patients requesting urgent and immediate eye care, including walk-in patients and those who call in advance
  • Perform minor procedures such as incision, curettage of chalazion/ lid lesions, and excision of skin tags
  • Provide scrub assistance during operative procedures
  • Monitor, evaluate, and review eye care nursing practice and modify approaches to clinical care as required
  • Work closely with the clinical team (optometrists, ophthalmologists, and surgical colleagues) to provide optimum clinical care where expert opinion is needed.

 

Clinical excellence:

  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with all colleagues to deliver excellent customer service and patient experience, and contribute to clinic initiatives to develop the Expert Eye Clinic as the no.1 eye care provider
  • Work as part of a team to maintain exceptional clinic standards, including high standards of care, clinical governance, CQC audits, and clinic cleanliness
  • Support other team members, particularly junior team members, through coaching and mentoring to encourage their learning and development
  • Resolve patient queries and complaints with professionalism and enthusiasm
  • Represent the clinic and nursing views on ophthalmic nursing at appropriate internal and external events where requested.

As with any ambitious business striving to be industry leaders, these duties are not intended to be exhaustive and may evolve in the future as our business develops.

What we ask of you

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • A valid ophthalmology prescribing qualification
  • Current experience as an Ophthalmology Nursing Practitioner, either in the NHS or a private clinic, and registered by The Nursing and Midwifery Council. Previous experience of prescribing is also required
  • Good awareness of and adherence to the CQC standards
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to provide the optimum service to patients – strong, clear communications and examples of using good judgement (necessary for the safety of the patient)
  • Valid indemnity insurance
  • The ability to demonstrate continually learning and CPD in the field of ophthalmology.

It is also imperative that you can fully support your clinic and colleagues by working flexibly, including weekends and evenings.

What we offer in return

  • A competitive hourly rate
  • Generous discounts on products and treatments available within Group
  • Flexibility on contracts/working hours
  • Beautiful clinic surroundings and support from excellent clinical teams.