Health Care Assistant Moorfields at Darent Valley Hospital Satellite Site - Dartford, Kent

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Moorfields is recognised as one of the best ophthalmic eye hospitals in the world and we pride ourselves on the professionalism of our staff and the quality of the nursing care we provide.

Would you like to work at our Darent Valley Hospital satellite site? We have a full-time bank post for a health care assistant who would like to further develop their skills working in an ophthalmic unit.

Moorfields at Darent Valley Hospital offers a comprehensive service which includes outpatients: nurse led pre-assessment, cataract, vitreo-retinal, glaucoma clinics and a medical retina clinic supported by a nurse led AMD injecting service and a surgical day care unit. We are looking for a health care assistant to join our busy and highly skilled team to provide a holistic approach to ophthalmic care. The day care department requires staff to start at 7am.

You must be caring, professional, and reliable and demonstrate team working to ensure a safe and positive patient experience. For the post the candidate must have health care experience, ideally with previous ophthalmic experience or express an interest and are motivated in developing knowledge and skills within the fields of ophthalmology.

Your role involves supporting patients while they attend the unit for surgery and/or an outpatient appointment which involves diagnostic testing. You need to be competent with inputting data, conducting visual fields test, OCTs, patient observations, measuring intraocular pressure using non-contact techniques and vision testing using logmar and Snellen charts.

You will need to able to work independently after a period of training, Development and training opportunities available.

What we look for in our bank workers:

  • Must have a minimum of 6 months post registration experience within an acute healthcare setting/NHS

  • Proven experience working in a ophthalmology

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Our Bank Nurses are invaluable to us and in return for their dedication and commitment, we offer the following benefits:-

  • Access to “Lines of Work” (guaranteed short, medium or long term shifts)
  • Priority of shifts over an agency worker, accommodating your availability
  • An online self booking system that also allows you to submit timesheets electronically
  • A dedicated recruitment team to ensure you can work as quickly as possible
  • A dedicated compliance team that ensures you remain compliant to work
  • Free annual Mandatory Training
  • A bookings team to ensure you work when and wherever you want to

To apply for this role please apply and attach your CV, a member of the recruitment team will be in touch.

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.

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