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Ophthalmic Scrub Nurse/ODP

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    Competitive + Benefits

  • Contact:

    Frank Agugoesi

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    0333 121 1000

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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    Block Booking

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Ophthalmic Scrub Nurse/ODP

MedGen has recently been approached by a long-standing client in the Durham area looking to recruit scrub RNs or ODPs who have specific experience in Ophthalmology. There is a real opportunity for ‘longer placements’ on full-time equivalent hours for the right candidate.

The role will be reporting to the Theatre Manager and will be an active part of the multidisciplinary team. You will be assuming responsibility and accountability for assessing, implementing and evaluating clinical care for patients to meet their needs in a safe caring environment that promotes dignity, privacy and respect. You will also supervise the working of HCAs and support workers and support the training and assessment of student nurses and student ODPs.

What's great about this role?

  • This is a real opportunity to make a difference in everyday people's lives. Your quick thinking and actions will ensure that patients get the right care and attention they need and get them on the road to recovery as quickly as possible.

  • Exposure to a whole host of patients and conditions, keeping your clinical mind sharp and contributing to your ongoing professional development.

  • You'll be expected to work on your own initiative, using your expertise to deliver tailored care plans to the patients, as well as working cross-functionally with other professionals in the department.

As an Ophthalmic Scrub Nurse you will be involved in;

  • Supporting the surgeon anticipating any potential problems in theatre and resolving them

  • Monitoring patients response and reaction to intervention/treatment making clear decisions and taking appropriate action

  • Updating patient health records, electronic patient records and completing handwritten clinical notes

  • Working within the requirements of the code of practice and standard of the Nursing and Midwifery Council

  • Providing feedback to the clinician responsible on the overall effectiveness of treatment/care

Why work for MedGen?

We believe in a people-first approach to nursing and as such we believe our nurses pay should reflect their true value. Most importantly, though, you will be doing meaningful work for a business that cares about your personal and professional development. Some of the benefits we offer are:

  • Competitive Pay Rates - work this week, get paid next week!

  • Flexible working to suit your lifestyle – Take control of when you want to work

  • Support when you need it – 24/7 365 days – Call us anytime on 0333 121 1000

  • Ongoing and immediate work - Start working immediately and book in work for the future

As an Ophthalmic Scrub Nurse you will have;

Being highly professional is of course, incredibly important, but equally as desirable is your ability to communicate, empathize and successfully provide the highest level of care to your patients and colleagues. Due to our compliance process, it's important to note that currently, we can only accept UK-based candidates with previous experience in Ophthalmics. We also require our nurses to possess:

  • An NMC pin

  • A recent DBS check

  • Diploma in ODP or healthcare degree or equivalent experience

  • Commitment to evidence-based practice

  • Ability to work within the boundaries of the NMC/HPC Code of Professional conduct

  • Experience of Multi-disciplinary working

  • The right to work in the UK

  • Confident, an eye for detail and happy dealing with large volumes of work

Register today for various flexible shifts.

For more information on the roles or details on how to join MedGen, simply get in touch on 03331211000 or email