Ophthalmic Technician/HCA - London

 

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of eye health services in the UK and a world-class centre of excellence for ophthalmic research and education. We have a reputation, developed over two centuries, for providing the highest quality of ophthalmic care. Our approximately 2,300 staff are committed to sustaining and building on our pioneering legacy and ensuring we remain at the cutting edge of developments in ophthalmology.

Ophthalmic Imaging is a specialised form of Medical Photography. This imaging specialism is dedicated to the recording and treatment of many disorders of the eye, both common and rare.

Moorfields Eye Hospital has had an Imaging Service since the late 1960s and to this day, Ophthalmic Imaging continues to provide a Gold Standard service across a broad range of clinical imaging techniques.

Ophthalmic Imaging plays a critical role in supporting the main aim of Moorfields, to be the Centre of Excellence in Ophthalmic care.

Our dedicated team of skilled Ophthalmic Vision Science practitioners hold a broad range of expertise in providing a comprehensive imaging service.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

To Support qualified nursing staff in providing high quality individualised care to a defined group of service users, relatives and carers. Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of service users and always working in a manner that promotes dignity and human rights through the adoption of person centred care principles.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

Clinical and Patient Care

To support qualified staff in the assessment of health needs, planning, delivery and evaluation of care for a number of individuals or groups of patients, including clinical and laser risk assessment

 To exercise a reasonable and agreed degree of professional autonomy and make judgements and decisions in order to satisfy the expectations and demands of the job after a period of training and completion of appropriate competencies. 

 To work alongside all staff in all areas of the patient pathway– ophthalmic outpatient clinics and nurse led pre assessment clinics, day care including admissions and discharge areas. 

 To undertake clinical work and related tasks as delegated by qualified nursing staff, following appropriate training and assessment of competency. 

 To liaise effectively with all stakeholders in the care process, including carers and relatives, aspiring to provide an effective, seamless and integrated service to patients.

 To attain the competencies of ECG, vision assessment using Logmar and Snellen testing charts and observations, visual imaging equipment, and stock management after a training and having followed the Trusts required protocol.

 To attend or assist with patients basic care including feeding and toileting if needed. 

 To act as chaperone when required.

 

Professional Responsibilities

To maintain and update relevant knowledge and skills, maintain a professional portfolio and participate in further training as appropriate, in order to enhance quality of care for patients and carers.

 

Communication

To communicate effectively, respectfully and in a timely manner within the team.

 Understand the principle of confidentiality.

 Always communicate in a way that maintains the patient’s confidentiality. 

 

Education & Professional Development

 To develop within the framework of a personal development plan as agreed with your manager.

 To participate in training to achieve the competencies required to undertake the role under the supervision of a trained nurse. 

 

Compliance and Governance

 Maintain clear and legible patient records in accordance with both Trust and professional standards for record keeping.

 In conjunction with the Charge Nurse and other senior members of the multi-disciplinary team support a positive culture and environment for both staff and patients. 

 Encourage service users in providing feedback on the quality of service provided in the clinical areas both on a local and Trust level such as friends and family card/question. Participate and provide leadership in implementing user focused quality improvement initiatives

 

Important Requirements:

  • GCE/GCSE level education BTEC/SCOTVEC, City & Guilds, NVQ or other suitable qualification within a technical or science based background 
  • Experience working in a NHS / private healthcare setting
  • Good data monitoring skills. Experience and understanding of digital imaging equipment and images
  • Dealing with the public, Experience working with photographic equipment, computers, data handling, and interpretation of results Technical/scientific experience. Good IT skills and experience in using software packages
  • Demonstration of working in a team
  • Excellent communication and patient counselling skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and problem solving skills
  • Enthusiastic and motivated team player

We are so grateful for the hard-work and commitment of our Staff Bank workers, so as a thank you we offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive pay
  • Priority of shifts over all agency workers
  • Access to free Bank Partners Core Skills training
  • Weekly salary
  • Opportunity to manage shifts with online timesheets

Bank Partners is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

 
 

Bank Partners is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.