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Ophthalmology Surgical Admissions Officer

Band 2

Main area
Critical Care, Theatres & Anaesthetics
Band 2
Part time: 33 hours per week
Job ref
Lymington New Forest Hospital
£18,005 - £19,337 pa pro rata
Salary period
25/01/2021 23:59
Interview date

An exciting opportunity has arisen at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) within the Surgical Admissions Team at Lymington Hospital. The successful candidate will be joining a dynamic, established and well respected administrative team.

The key function of the role is to provide comprehensive knowledge and expertise to the booking, processing and in the administrative management of patients throughout their pathway at Lymington Hospital. The administrative team supports a variety of Specialities at Lymington Hospital with this post specifically focusing on Ophthalmology. 

UHS activity at Lymington Hospital stems from within 2 Operating Theatres, Outpatient Clinics and pre assessment clinics.

This role is offered on a permanent, and part-time basis.

The successful candidate will be required to work 33 hours per week Monday to Friday. On occasions and in order to meet the business needs of the service, team members may be required to work at the weekend or have flexibility in working different hours, Monday to Friday  where required.


The administrative Team which consists of both full time and part time members of staff, supports the business needs of the service from Monday to Friday and operates a shift pattern from 8am to 5pm. Overall the administrative team support the following surgical services that operate from Lymington, Hythe & Romsey:-

Surgery to include – Upper GI/Max Fax/HPB/Colorectal/Urology/ENT/ASU, Gynaecology, Vascular, Pain, Dermatology, Trauma & Orthopaedic and Ophthalmology

Activity stems from within 2 Operating Theatres, Outpatient Clinics and pre assessment clinics. Within the UHS footprint at Lymington Hospital


Key tasks include but are not limited to: extensive knowledge and working with IT Systems, ensuring the smooth management of patients throughout their pathway, the efficient and effective booking and prepping of patients into pre assessment and onto surgical lists, updating patient records, liaising with other sites and Trusts, working with an understanding of the performance targets and ensuring that these are achieved.


Ability to be flexible, use initiative, be able to prioritise, work to tight deadlines and perform to the highest standard under pressure. At all times project a ‘can-do’ attitude and have the ability to work alone and also as part of a team.

Able to use IT with confidence and with solid experience utilising Word and Excel.

Attention to detail and a high level of customer service is also required. Confidence in dealing with a wide catchment of both internal and external colleagues and with the patients at all times.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.    

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on Monday, 1st February 2021.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

All informal enquires or to arrange a visit to Lymington hospital should be directed to Selena Hughes on 01590 663065 or alternatively via e-mail on selena.hughes@uhs.nhs.uk

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Applicant requirements

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 (Exceptions Order) 1975 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.

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Selena Hughes
Job title
Lymington Surgical Services Manager
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