Advanced Optometrist - Ophthalmology

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pa pro rota inc
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Part Time
Job summary

An Optometrist is required to join our Ophthalmology department at Central Middlesex Hospital.

Optometrists have a varied interesting case load, mainly in support of the medical retina, cataract, glaucoma and research subspecialty services.

An experienced applicant is preferred with substantial post graduate optometric clinical experience. The applicant should possess high quality knowledge and experience of applying high quality knowledge into practice, excellent communication and organisational skills as well as the ability to work alone or as part of a team.

The job role will include one session of complex paediatric and adult refraction's alongside another session of fitting complex contact lenses.

The post holder will have another two sessions in the macular clinic which will include examining F2F macular assessments as well as diagnostic reviews.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Sharita Jhummun or Louise Ward on 0208 963 7114 or on

Main duties of the job

1. To work closely with other Optometrists, Orthoptists and Health Care Professionals in order to deliver a comprehensive range of core optometric services and a range of extended role services (dependent upon experience) to the highest standards of quality and care.2. To deliver an integrated and collaborative eye care service for patients at LNWH by effective, efficient care and excellent outcomes for F2F and diagnostic patients.3. To work as an autonomous practitioner in providing optometric assessment, diagnosis and management of patients of all ages, ranging from babies to the elderly and those who have varying communication skills.4. To participate in the delivery of certain more complex specialist optometric services that meets the changing needs of the Directorate and other outside agencies.5. To undertake administrative duties as required by the role undertaken.6. To participate in clinical audit and research7. To provide teaching and training at undergraduate and postgraduate levels for various disciplines within ophthalmology (ophthalmologists, medical students, ophthalmic nurses, Ortoptists and other health professionals).

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.

We run major acute services at:
  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A&E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To undertake a broad range of core optometry services. This will include complex refraction for paediatric and adult patients, and may include specialist medical contact lens management, corneal topography, colour vision assessment and visual assessment of patients attending/running for macula assessment and treatment clinics To undertake a range of sub-specialty clinical roles involving extended optometric skills see details below To take responsibility for the assessment of patients of all ages, abilities and with wide ranging communication difficulties referred for Optometric assessment. To formulate management and treatment plans and make onward referral to other clinical members of the Ophthalmology Directorate as appropriate or discharging patients. To implement management plans and a wide range of treatment regimescommunicating with patients, relatives and carers, including those with learning, communication and language difficulties. To communicate sensitive issues to patients including diagnosis and prognosis To demonstrate considerable manual dexterity, accuracy and speed in a variety of clinical procedures to ensure accurate measurements necessary for patient management e.g. contact lens practice and slit lamp examination. To liaise with other Optometrist colleagues or the Consultant with whom one is working about any problems which may arise during daily clinical practice.

To view the main responsibility, please see the attached the Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification

BSc Hons


  • Hospital experience


  • Post Grad qualifications

Extended Role Experience


  • Extended Role Experience


  • Independent Prescriber

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