Clinical Support - Specialist Optometrist

  • Department Ophthalmology
  • Salary £38,890.00 – £44,503 per annum
  • Closing Date 26/05/2020
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Job ref 223-SSO-204-B
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part time 22.5 hours per week
  • Contact Jennifer Price - Manager, Head and Neck Management Team
  • Email
  • Telephone 01743 261000 ext, 1499

An exciting opportunity to join our team of Specialist Optometrists has become available. 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 post holder is an autonomous practitioner who will provide a broad range of core and highly specialised services to support the Orthoptic and Ophthalmology department. 

You will join our established Specialist Optometrists who offer a range of services including refraction, vitreoretina, Medical Retina, medical contact lens, low vision services, Glaucoma, paediatric, injections, diabetic eye surveillance bio-microscopy slit lamp examination, lasers and urgent eye clinic to support the department. 

Experience or an interest in Refraction, Paediatric and adult examinations, cycloplegic, complex and diagnostic refractions, including babies and patients with specific learning difficulties is desirable.

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 hold a current UK driving licence or 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.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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