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Optometrist Specialist - 7.5 hpw (thursdays)

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year £41,659 - £47,672 pa pr
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time

Brief Description of the Role:

This role is for a hospital optometrist who is ideally experienced in both paediatric refraction clinics and corneal monitoring clinics. The former requires confidence in paediatric cycloplegic refractions and fundus assessment. The latter requires refraction of keratoconic patients, monitoring of keratoconic and post-graft patients and assessment of Pentacam topographies. Both clinics are required on a Thursday. The successful applicant will ideally have experience with Medisoft and Cerner electronic patient records and be in a position to manage patients independently from week 1. Preference will be given to candidates with previous hospital experience, however, suitable candidates without the aforementioned experience may be considered.

The initial job plan is as above, however, the optometry service predominantly undertakes a wide range of co-management clinics in support of the Ophthalmology Department. These also include the independent assessment and co-management of patients in the following areas: glaucoma, cataract, diabetic eye disease, macular diseases, and acute referral.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a highly motivated, dynamic and enthusiastic individual who is able to work as part of a wider team in the delivery of a range of comprehensive optometric services. This is an exciting opportunity to support the services currently provided by hospital optometrists to the Ophthalmology Department as a whole.

For informal enquiries please contact Charlotte Hazel (Tel: 01274 382521

We can offer staff gymnasiums on both hospital sites, excellent pension scheme and advice on childcare.

Closing Date: 05.06.23 (This date may change dependent on the response)

About us

At Bradford Teaching Hospitals we're passionate about providing outstanding care for the people of the Bradford district and communities across the North of England. We're keen to meet people interested in sharing our passion and helping us continue to deliver the highest quality of care to our patients.

We're a renowned teaching hospital trust at the forefront of research, education and development, with a state-of-the-art simulation and skills training centre on site.

In short, we can help you lift your career to the next level. We've received huge investment to improve patient care which means we have truly world-class facilities including a brand new neonatal suite, state-of-the-art intensive care unit, a newly refurbished A& E department, new children's unit and a welcoming, modern atrium and reception area for staff and visitors.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information about the role.

Person Specification



  • Experience in taking and interpreting Pentacam topography images
  • Availability on a Thursday all day
  • Experience in using Medisoft and Cerner electronic patient records


  • Previous Hospital Eye Service experience in both paediatric refraction clinics and corneal monitoring clinics - including keratoconic monitoring and post-graft monitoring.



  • BSc(Hons) Optometry
  • GOC registered


  • Independent Prescriber
  • BCO Higher Diplomas



  • Good verbal and written command of English
  • Effective listening, communication and interpersonal skills, with particularly good, sympathetic manner with patients
  • Ability to work as a team



  • Broad theoretical knowledge of ocular pathology and current treatment options, particularly in the acute setting

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust





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