**The banding for this vacancy is Subject to Agenda for Change**
The Ophthalmology Department is looking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic Head Optometrist to provide leadership and advice to the optometrist and orthoptists. The Trust has invested in a new department which opened in June 2017.
The Eye Department within The Copthorne Building at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital has modern facilities in which to deliver excellent ophthalmic care for our patients. The facility has new furniture and equipment that supports staff and patients.
The hospital optometrists play a vital role in assisting the specialist ophthalmologists. The post holder is an autonomous practitioner who will provide a broad range of core and highly specialised services within a range of Ophthalmology clinics who offer a range of services including refraction, medical retina, medical contact lens, low vision services, paediatric, injections, lasers and urgent eye clinic.
As a senior clinician, the post holder is expected to be capable of managing complex cases independently and to provide clinical advice and expert opinion to colleagues as necessary.
Procedures involve the use of specialist ophthalmic instrumentation to a high degree of accuracy. Analysis and interpretation of specialist test results will be necessary in order to prescribe the appropriate optical appliances and plan or revise individual programmes of patient care.
You must be able to meet the travel requirements of the post as cross site working between The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and The Princess Royal Hospital may be required.