Ophthalmic Day Surgery Nurse

The Eye Clinic is a lively, vibrant place, with many things to celebrate as sight is restored to our patients for the first time in years. Parents and children seeing each other for the first time is a special event.

Department

Ophthalmic

Commitment

Min. 4 Weeks

Department

Ophthalmic

Commitment

Min. 4 Weeks

About this Role

The Ophthalmic Day Surgery Nurse’s main responsibility is the medical care for the patient before and after eye surgery (cataract, pterygium, strabismus and other minor eye surgeries).

You will provide or direct admission procedures, pre-surgical instructions, review of medical conditions upon admission, and eye care education.

What You Will Contribute

• Assess, plan, implement, and document patient care for day-of-surgery, including review of patient charts and identification of conditions requiring special medical attention or concern.

• Communicate medical concerns or alerts to medical doctor and Surgeon prior to surgery

• Provide post-operative monitoring of ophthalmic patients, post-operative appointment cards, eye care education and discharge instructions

• Knowledge of ophthalmic surgeries and skills about ophthalmic pre and post-operative care

• Liaise with Hospital Ward staff for admission of ophthalmic patients in general anaesthetic

• Ability to work and communicate professionally

• Computer skills, maintaining the patient database

For This Role, You Will Need

• Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse with active licensure; 1 year experience preferred

• Current Basic Life Support certification is required; Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support are optional

• Written and verbal fluency in English

• Knowledge of eye care and surgery procedures preferred

• Flexibility and sensitivity to language and cultural diversity

We are currently accepting applications for service in 2023.

Full job description available upon request.