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Specialist Orthoptist

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

37.5 Hours per week (Permanent)

This is an opportunity to join an expanding and developing Orthoptic Department. We require a flexible and motivated Orthoptist to join our team of 8 Orthoptists and 3 Paediatric Consultant Ophthalmologists, including a Neuro Ophthalmologist. The post will be based between Low Grange Health Village and South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust.

Main duties of the job

Duties include adult ocular motility and paediatric clinics in conjunction with an Ophthalmologist, general Orthoptic clinics and support to eye casualty, neurology and maxillo-facial departments. South Tees has a regional centre for Neurology and we are responsible for testing many patients from their specialty including Orthoptic assessments and Goldmann visual fields.

Opportunities exist to participate in the clinical teaching of health professionals and pre-registration optometrists as well as undergraduate Orthoptic students. CPD time is organised in the form of journal clubs, teaching/training sessions.

A Diploma or Degree in Orthoptics plus registration with the HCPC is essential and you will ideally have had some post-qualification experience or varied experience at a similar level ideally including single-handed clinics.

Middlesbrough is located in close proximity to the A1 and A19 roads which provides an excellent network for commuting from North Yorkshire, Darlington, Newcastle, Durham or Sunderland.

This vacancy will close once sufficient applications have been received.

About us

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust; this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to:-

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description and person specification document(s) for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree in Orthoptics,
  • HCPC and BIOS Registration



  • Post Qualification experience within Orthoptics

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