Registered General Nurse

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Optical Express

Title:  Registered General Nurse (RGN)

Location: Thetford

Hours:  40-hours per week

Competitive industry leading salary

Optical Express, the UK and Ireland’s number one private provider of laser eye, premium intraocular lens and cataract surgery are recruiting for a Registered General Nurse (RGN) to join our busy surgery team.

Operating in our state-of-the-art treatment centre at our clinic, our surgery team is crucial to our patients’ visual outcomes and to the success of Optical Express. If you’re looking for a role that will allow you to continue to learn and progress, read on….

Maybe you are an experienced Nurse looking for a new challenge in a different field, or you might be early in your career and want to make your mark in the ophthalmic industry. Providing you have a passion for delivering world class patient care, our environment could be the perfect fit for you.

By joining Optical Express, you will be welcomed into an industry leading team which is going from strength to strength. We are continuing to open new state-of-the-art clinics and treatment centres in locations across the UK as well as investing in advanced clinical and diagnostic technologies.

For Nurses looking to explore new opportunities, Optical Express has a lot to offer. Our range of ophthalmic treatments mean that our Nurses benefit from real clinical diversity. You will work alongside our expert Ophthalmologists as part of our refractive and cataract surgery multidisciplinary clinical teams, meaning you’ll be involved in leading edge practice, learning from some of the country’s leading specialists in clinical eye care. There will be a requirement for flexibility to work at our other clinics on a regular basis (all expenses will be covered by Optical Express).

As an Ophthalmic Nurse at Optical Express, you will play a crucial role in the provision of outstanding outpatient clinic activities including minor operations, general ophthalmology and cataract surgery pre-assessments. You will work collaboratively with our team of ophthalmologists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to ensure the delivery of comprehensive eye care services.

Your role will include:

  • Undertaking pre and post-operative consultations for our cataract surgery patients.
  • Conduct thorough assessments of patients presenting with various ophthalmic conditions.
  • Providing clinical support to our ophthalmologists in general and oculoplastic clinics.
  • Order and interpret diagnostic tests, such as visual acuity, intraocular pressure, and OCT scans.
  • Formulate and implement individualised care plans, including treatment and follow-up.
  • Perform preoperative assessments for patients scheduled for cataract surgery.
  • Collaborate with surgical teams to ensure optimal patient preparation and coordination.
  • Educate patients on preoperative and postoperative care instructions.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Registered General Nurse with current NMC registration.
  • Proven experience in outpatient clinic activities and cataract surgery pre-assessment.
  • Strong clinical and diagnostic skills in ophthalmology.
  • Be passionate about delivering excellent patient care.
  • Be articulate, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be confident and organised.
  • Be happy to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Flexible working available to include full and part time opportunities.

What’s in it for you?

  • An industry leading salary.
  • No nightshift and No on-call.
  • State of the art, modern working environment.
  • 29 days’ annual leave per annum.
  • Paid professional fees.
  • Indemnity Coverage.
  • Free Laser Eye Surgery and Intraocular Lens Surgery.
  • Free eye tests.
  • Discounted prescription eyewear and sunglasses.
  • Generous Optical Express friends and family discount scheme.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • Full visibility of 6-weeks rota.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a global organisation where you will have the opportunity to grow and develop within a professional working environment.

Optical Express is an equal opportunities employer.

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