Nurse Training Lead

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    Panoramic Nursing

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  • Salary:

    £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + 33 Day Holiday, Free Accomodation

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    Sam John

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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The Role

The Nurse Training Lead will play an active role in the development and delivery of the hospital's clinical learning and development strategy. The Principal Nurse will work alongside the Learning & Development team to design and support the delivery of a programme of outpatient and ophthalmic theatre skills training, centring around our core offering of cataract, glaucoma, oculoplastic and retinal specialties. Helping clinical teams provide care locally to the highest possible clinical standards and sharing best practice nationally is essential.

This is national role and as such will require regular UK travel


Clinical Learning & Development:

  • To contribute to the development of the clinical learning and development plan for both ophthalmic nurses in outpatients and theatre, together with and non-registered support staff groups
  • To assist in the design and delivery of clinical training in both theatre and outpatient environments, utilising a blended learning approach across all services.
  • To play a role in the development of ongoing assessment for clinically-based roles
  • Facilitate a culture of teamwork across learning & development
  • Be involved with the planning and delivery of a quarterly training forum utilising technology to reduce travel where possible.
  • Support a new network of local in-service trainers and biometry champions to deliver clinical training to the appropriate standard.


  • Ensure that the biometry audit tool is maintained and used consistently across services
  • Produce an audit timetable and ensure local audits are carried out within the correct timescales
  • Ensure data is collected from biometry champions to produce quarterly reports to be presented to MAC, along with assessment of clinical risk and action plans where required.
  • Present audit results and biometry programme updates at the MAC (quarterly) and as well as the Partners Forum (frequency TBD) and Operational Managers Forum (frequency TBD)
  • Work with stakeholders including National Theatre Lead and Nurse Practitioner Forum to ensure appropriate standards of training, assessment and practice are met.

Professional Duties:

  • To work within the requirements of the code of practice and standards of the Nursing & Midwifery Council and Royal College of Nursing
  • To be responsible for and demonstrate, commitment to Continuing Professional Development and Clinical Governance

Clinical Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To undertake duties in clinic as an ophthalmic nurse, as required.
  • To perform a comprehensive range of diagnostic procedures and clinical assessments, making clinical decisions using own judgement and initiative and escalating to senior colleagues where appropriate
  • To ensure that patient confidentiality is maintained at all times.
  • To ensure that evidence based clinical standards of care to patients are achieved.
  • To ensure the delivery of agreed quality standards, taking any necessary action to remedy shortcomings in services that contribute to patient care.
  • To be responsible for ensuring the safe use of specialist equipment

Administrative Duties:

  • Support In-Service Trainers, local champions and trainees to feedback specific issues to Service Managers
  • Collate feedback and work with the HR/ L&D teams to support the continuous improvement of the training & biometry programme
  • To keep accurate patient health records
  • To support senior staff in the investigation of complaints and clinical incidents, ensuring that any investigations are thorough and that action plans are completed to enable lessons to be learned and shared.
  • To ensure that infection risks are identified and acted on.

Person Specification:

A Nurse Training Lead up will:

  • Be an experienced Registered Nurse, trained in Ophthalmic scrub is and preferably outpatients
  • Hold a current Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council is essential
  • Be experienced in biometry (preferred but not essential)
  • Be experienced in the design and delivery of clinical training
  • Hold a recognised clinical training qualification
  • Comfortable making a significant contribution, including teaching and training, in both a small multi-disciplinary team and organisation-wide
  • Be able to enable standards to maintained across the business
  • Be able to balance working independently with appropriate escalation and delegation
  • Have undertaken or be willing to undertake advanced biometry training
  • Be able to facilitate the leadership of a team of In-Service Trainers
  • Be able to produce reports displaying clinical data
  • Be passionate about patient care and improving clinical standards
  • Proactively seek continuous professional development