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Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Dependent on Experience
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and self motivated Orthoptist to join our small, friendly team.

The department currently consists of 3 Orthoptists, 7 Consultant Ophthalmologists, all with various sub-specialty interests, in addition to 4 Optometrists and Ophthalmic trained nurses.

Applications are welcomed from newly and recently qualified Orthoptists, in addition to those with experience. Consideration will be given to applicants who do not meet the criteria for band 6, but who are appointable at band 5. (New graduate would start as Band 5 working towards Band 6 run through). Appointment in these circumstances will be subject to satisfactory completion of a specified period of training before moving to band 6.

Role and responsibilities will be dependent on experience.

Main duties of the job

In addition to paediatric and adult orthoptic clinics, there is an opportunity to be involved in Peripheral clinics and Stroke clinics, depending on experience. The department is also very supportive of further extended scope work e.g. pre and post-op cataract assessment, AMD clinics (inc. IVT/injections) etc. We have Orthoptists and Optometrist working in a variety or roles and would love to expand further! A desire to undertake such roles (with training) would be desirable.

Training and study time will be provided where necessary but the applicant must be willing to commit some of their own time too.

About us

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) is an innovative hospital with a proud heritage and over 250 years of experience behind us. Here we're driven to deliver an outstanding experience for everyone and have been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment we continue to provide for our patients and also our staff.

We are an acute Trust, rated Good by the CQC, with a track record of high performance providing regional and super regional specialist services such as: Burns, Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery, Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Wessex Rehabilitation, Spires Cleft Centre and the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre. We have about 470 beds and employ over 4000 staff.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. We think working here is pretty rewarding. You can access a range of NHS discounts, receive a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme. On-site benefits include car parking (fee applies), leisure centre, day nursery and holiday play scheme.

Salisbury is an attractive place to live and work and really gives you the best of everything. With easy access to London and local airports, the city of Southampton is only a short train or car journey away or if you prefer the sea, Bournemouth is also accessible. Don't just take our word for it, why not explore what Salisbury has to offer by visiting

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details of roles and responsibilities

Person Specification



  • Degree/diploma in orthoptics


  • expereince

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

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


Salisbury District Hospital



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