Mid and South Essex health and social care organisations serve a population of around 1.2 million people. Within the health system currently, there are three acute hospitals trusts including Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust and Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with a combined income of c£945 million. Recognising that greater collaboration across this part of Essex is required to solve long standing financial, quality and operational challenges, agreement was reached in a number of stages since 2017 to work in an increasingly collaborative way between the Trusts to undertake the reconfiguration of clinical services, supported by an "in common" governance and leadership structure. Since early 2017 we have benefitted from a single executive team across the three organisations. Since January 2019, all of our Trust Boards and our committees meet "in common" only as a matter of course. In January 2018, the Trust Boards with support from commissioners and from our regulators including NHS Improvement, to pursue a merger of the three organisations. Subject to regulatory approval, we will merge in April 2020 to become Mid & South Essex University Hospitals – a new single organisation, having university teaching and NHS foundation trust status. The new organisation presents an ideal opportunity for you to take a leading and influential role both internally and externally within a health and social care system Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time. We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the "as is" and to always put patients first. We want staff who will live our trust values every day. Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable Are you a Registered Nurse with experience or an interest in Ophthalmology. We are looking for a Registered Nurse to join our team in ophthalmology in Orsett to help maintain the high standards of care we strive for within Ophthalmology. You will help formulate and carry out effective care for our patients and ensure they are delivered to the highest possible level. You will be a motivated team orientated professional with a passion for delivering good nursing care in a dynamic and innovative theatre environment. The successful candidate must possess excellent communication skills, a high sense of professionalism and a strong belief in the value of teamwork. Ophthalmology are responsible for providing specialist ophthalmic care for the population of South Essex across two sites; we offer a 24 hour emergency service which you may become part of once you have become competent and confident in your practice. This department will offer you the opportunity to develop in your role within a dynamic team. There is also the opportunity to rotate and gain experience in the Ophthalmology theatres, clinics and day care ward as well as rotate across to Southend Eye Unit. This position is permanent, 37.5 hours per week. The shift pattern will consist of days and on call duties, covering evenings and weekends. Orsett Hospital is situated in a quiet village close to the M25 and lakeside shopping centre. For further details / informal visits contact: Arlene James firstname.lastname@example.org 01268 592368 The three NHS trusts within the Mid and South Essex University Hospitals Group (“the Group”) are planning to formally merge on 1st April 2020. Whilst your application may be for a position at one of the three Trusts within the Group, in the event that the merger takes place and you are employed on or after 1st April 2020, your employment will transfer into the Group under the protection of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations also known as TUPE. Your contractual employment rights will be unaffected by this transfer. Disclosure and Barring Service Check This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions. UK Registration Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas. To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (https://www.safer-jobs.com), a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.