Allied Health Professionals - INTERNAL VACANCY: Orthoptist

  • Department Ophthalmology
  • Salary £24,214 - £30,112 per annum/ pro rata
  • Closing Date 21/05/2019
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Job ref 223-SOD-235
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part time 20 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Orthoptist to join our team of 8.

You will be based at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust which has recently undergone an £800k major redevelopment of the Eye Departments.

The post will provide a band 5 Orthoptist with the opportunity to develop skills in a Paediatric and General Adult clinics with exposure to sub-specialities also run by the Orthoptic department including Low Visual Aids, Specific Learning Difficulties, Paediatric Contact Lenses, and Stroke clinics. 

The work is varied and will require working in some single handed clinics around the county, as well as in the acute hospitals at Shrewsbury and Telford.  You may also be required to perform primary vision screening within Shropshire schools. 

We would welcome applications from individuals with an Orthoptic degree or diploma and registration with HCPC. Newly qualified Orthoptists are welcome to apply.

The Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust serve the total population of Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales, nearly half a million people. As this is an extensive rural county, a full UK driving licence and car is essential.

DBS check will also be required.

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