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Specialist Optometrist - Maternity Cover

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£17,496 to £20,022 a year
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 12 month fixed term 0.4 WTE Specialist Optometrist post working in paediatric community clinic in Luton.

Main duties of the job

To work alongside the orthoptic team from CCS to see paediatric patients in a community setting. You will be expected to manage refractive causes of reduced vision and use a binocular headset to examine the health of the eye. You will need to have experience of examining infants and children with special educational needs.

To personally deliver a range of specialised optometric care and extended role optometric care, clinical audit & teaching.

To support the development of extended roles for optometrists within Moorfields.


This post will be subject to a probationary period of 6 months.

During the probationary period, your suitability for continued employment will be assessed and provided a satisfactory standard is achieved and maintained, your employment will be confirmed. The probationary period may be extended or your employment terminated either during or at the end of probation, in line with the trust Probationary Policy. For the duration of the probation period, the notice period will be in line with contractual obligations on either side.

About us

Moorfields Eye Hospital is a post-graduate teaching Hospital of international acclaim, dedicated to excellence in patient care, training and research. Our main site is at City Road, London but we have a large, and growing, number of interdisciplinary satellite clinics at which optometric services are provided.

The Optometry Department has expanded rapidly with increasing extended role activities across Moorfields' sites. The Optometry Department has over 100 optometrists and provides clinical services for refraction, low vision assessment, medical contact lenses as well as extended role. We play a significant role in the training of ophthalmic professionals and in collaboration with UCL our optometry education has recently expanded to provide College of Optometrists' Higher Qualifications. Our research priorities reflect the developing role of optometrists and our close links with the Institute of Ophthalmology. We are supported by our spectacle and contact lens laboratories.

Job description

Job responsibilities

12 month fixed term 0.4WTE Specialist Optometrist Post working in paediatrics in both face to face and virtual / video settings.

Roles involve seeing high risk patients in consultant led services and also managing lower risk patients in optometrist led services.

Happy to consider job share.

Person Specification

GOC Registration


  • GOC Registration

BSc(Hons) Optometry or equival


  • BSc(Hons) Optometry or equivalent


  • FCOptom, MSc or equivalent specialist higher qualifications

Post-qualification experience


  • Minimum of 3 years post-qualification experience


  • Experience of managing complex patients

Clinical governance


  • Knowledge and experience of clinical governance

Employer details

Employer name

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust




MK42 9DJ

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