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Non Medical Injector

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Nursing AHP
NHS AfC: Band 7
Permanent: .
Part time - 24 hours per week
Job ref
Westmorland General Hospital
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata
Salary period
04/08/2021 23:59
Interview date

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

Macular and Diabetic Retinopathy Intravitreal Injector

  • Work collaboratively with clinical colleagues to develop services and quality of care within the  Ophthalmology Department based at Westmorland General Hospital
  • The post holder will be responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating the AMD service in collaboration the AMD Lead.
  • Provide specialist education and training to others
  • Lead the development of clinical services within the specialist field.
  • Provide expert care and treatment to patients within agreed protocols and clinical guidelines. The  Injector will also have the ability to make decisions outside these frameworks where necessary based on best practice.
  • Provide support within the ophthalmology team and act as role model and resource encouraging and developing a high standard of clinical skill and improving patient

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder carries professional, clinical and educational responsibilities for the Macular unit intravitreal injection service. They will have knowledge of both the AMD and the Medical Retina anti-VEGF intravitreal injection pathways and will work autonomously as an expert ophthalmic clinical practitioner. They will be part of a multi-disciplinary team providing professional and clinical support in the care of patients undergoing anti-VEGF intravitreal injection therapy. 
  • To undertake health assessments; diagnosing, treating and discharging
  • Perform advanced clinical skills in assessment and/or diagnosis and/or treatment

Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals-Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community healthcare premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre. 

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services. 

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses. 

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading.

You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/  

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Specialist Ophthalmology qualification
  • ILS
Desirable criteria
  • Signed off Competence
  • ALS


Essential criteria
  • 2 Years Experience in Ophthalmology


Essential criteria
  • IT Skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Teaching and Assessing skills


Essential criteria
  • Motivated and able to motivate others
  • Approachable
  • Committed to Service Developemnt
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sue Howard
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07909 002826