IVT Ophthalmic Practitioner

Hywel Dda University Health Board
Health Board Wide
£34,212 to £41,197 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you an Ophthalmic Nurse, Optometrist or Orthoptist looking for a new challenge?

The Ophthalmology department in Hywel Dda University Health Board is looking to recruit experienced ophthalmic practitioners to undertake an exciting challenge and train to become an advanced practitioner within the Intravitreal Therapy service. This will include patient assessment as well as treatment delivery.

Previous ophthalmic experience is essential for nurses, a specific ophthalmic qualification is required. Nurses currently undertaking specific ophthalmic qualification will be considered, but extensive experience will be considered as well as a desire to train, in the absence of formal evidence of learning.

The successful applicant must be willing to undertake learning on a continuous basis, as part of this role. We are looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic, caring and kind practitioner to be part of this team, who has a desire to sub-specialise within the macular service.

Flexibility is essential for this role, as is the ability to travel between sites. The successful applicant must be comfortable working independently, but always within own scope of practice and within a team.

This is a part-time position with a variety of hours available. Primary Care colleagues looking for 1-day / week commitment are welcome to apply.

Informal discussions are recommended, please contact via email to arrange these.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will participate in the organisation of the IVT service, including working closely with the AMD coordinators to ensure optimisation of clinical times and management of waiting list.

Be able to participate in all the testing required for patients within the IVT service.

Be able to clinically assess and provide treatment by means of an intravitreal injection/implant to patients within the IVT service, following medical guidance and treatment protocol.

To demonstrate highly developed clinical skills when treating patients by means of intravitreal injection where accuracy is of paramount importance and there is no margin for error.

To take an active role on developing own knowledge, skills and competencies, adhering by service training programme, participating in own PDR and maintaining a professional portfolio.

To work as part of the multi-disciplinary team, providing expert advice to colleagues, patients and carers as required, aiming to promote health and independence, and prevent disease.

To behave in a professional manner at all times, adhering to uniform protocol, maintaining high standards of care and by applying a range of interpersonal skills when addressing patients/carers/other professionals.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Interviews to be held on 14/06/23

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

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Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Registered professional - either a registered general nurse, orthoptist or optometrist
  • Current registration with relevant governing body NMC, BIOS or GOC respectively
  • Post registration ophthalmic qualification (post graduate diploma level) or extensive experience in the field and willingness to undertake qualification


  • Leadership experience/ modules
  • Management experience/ modules
  • Advanced training in medical retina



  • Ability to provide supervisory management
  • Experience of supervision of junior staff
  • Able to demonstrate sound knowledge of relevant speciality
  • Ability to conduct clinical audits


  • Participation in recruitment and selection
  • Experience in carrying out appraisals

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

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

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Across the Health Board

Health Board Wide

SA31 3BB

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