Job vacancy | Hospital Ophthalmic Nurse

Hospital Ophthalmic Nurse – Edinburgh / Livingston

We are excited to provide an exceptional opportunity for a talented and ambitious RGN to join our small, dynamic team. Vision Scotland is a high volume daycase theatre cases every week. Mainly cataracts, refractive lens exchange, cross linking, blepharoplasties and other eyelid surgeries. We work hard but we also value a healthy work / home balance. There are no overnight shifts and no last minute call outs required. 

This diverse and rewarding appointment includes scrub nurse duties, pre/ post surgery nursing and some help with theatre stock ordering. You will work closely with a team of surgeons, optometrists and admin staff. We pride ourselves on having a team completely focused on patient care. Every member of our team is positive, proactive, professional and astute. Understandably we are protective of what we have created so would ask you only to apply if you genuinely match and strive to promote these qualities within a team. 

The role requires clinical excellence, a desire for challenging complex clinical work, a mindset for continuous learning and development, strong interpersonal and communication skills and a calm disposition. Work will be carried out within a state of the art private hospital.

Developing Talent:

We are committed to developing employees in their roles throughout their career. Learning and development plans enable our employees to continue their professional development throughout their career. 

Ophthalmic experience is obviously a significant advantage. Your experience may be in pre / post ophthalmic surgery nursing or as a theatre scrub nurse. We are happy to train the candidate with the right mindset and all the skills needed to excel.  

At Vision Scotland, we know the right candidate deserves the work / life balance that works for them. To us, your customer care, positive attitude and clinical excellence are more important than the hours you work. Therefore, this position is available as either a full time, part time or bank hours.

For applicants applying from overseas, we are happy to arrange a skype chat in the first instance.

Closing date: April 1st 2022

Bank hours: £16 – £22 per hour (depending on experience and interview)

Salary: £28-35k pro rata (depending on experience and interview)

Reporting to: Medical Director

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