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Senior Optometrist

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Embrace an Extraordinary Opportunity: Join our Team as a Part-Time Pediatric Optometrist!

Step into a world of excitement and growth with our incredible team. We are thrilled to offer you the chance to gain invaluable experience in pediatric refraction and fundoscopy. Become an integral part of Sherwood Forest Hospitals, where you'll thrive as an autonomous practitioner.

What Sets You Apart:You will be the heart of our orthoptic/optometry clinic, with the sole responsibility of caring for patients from diverse backgrounds, including young children, babies, and individuals with learning and physical disabilities. Your compassionate approach and unwavering commitment to excellence will leave a lasting impact on every patient you serve.

A Journey of Growth:As you embark on this journey, you'll be working single-handedly as the sole optometrist. However, fear not, for we've got you covered with tailored shadowing and training opportunities to help you develop and thrive in this rewarding position.

Seize the Moment:This is your moment to shine! Embrace this attractive opportunity to join our dedicated team, where your skills and passion will make a genuine difference in the lives of countless patients. Join us now, and let's create an extraordinary vision for the future together.

Main duties of the job

As a part-time optometrist, you will play a pivotal role in providing top-notch optometry services within our esteemed hospital. Embrace the responsibility of assessing, diagnosing, and expertly managing the treatment of patients referred to our esteemed Hospital Orthoptic/Optometry service. Don't worry if you're new to this specialty we provide comprehensive training to ensure your success.

About us

Thank you for your interest in this role.

Sherwood is nationally recognised as being an excellent place to work and deliver care. We are rightly proud of the 5,500 colleagues who work here and we are the Health Service Journal's Trust of the Year in 2020.

The Care Quality Commission rated King's Mill Hospital Outstanding and Newark, and Mansfield Community Hospitals Good. Overall we are rated Outstanding for care.

For the last three years, we have been ranked as the best NHS Trust to work for in the Midlands and in 2020 we were the third best Acute/Community NHS Trust in England.

Happy colleagues deliver better care. Our teams work in a supportive, inclusive environment, which nurtures wellbeing and has opportunities for development and progression. We do not just care for our patients, we also care for you.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are fundamental in contributing to an inclusive workplace at Sherwood Forest Hospitals.

The Trust does not tolerate any forms of discrimination, racism, bullying and harassment.

All staff, at all times, in the performance of their duties are expected to demonstrate equal treatment of everyone and ensure that every member of staff regardless of differences are respected, valued and appreciated.

All staff are expected to have an understanding of the Trust's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy and associated Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Legislation.

We would love you to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail, please read the attached job description and person specification

Person Specification



  • Optometry, Optics, orthoptics, Ophthalmology


  • Computer/key board skills



  • Batchelor of Science in Optometry or equivalent qualification.
  • Registration with the General Optical Council

Further Training


  • Continuing Professional Development



  • Experience working as an optometrist


  • Experience of working with children

Contractual Requirements


  • Provide optometry service for Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust

Employer details

Employer name

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Clinic 7, King's Mill Hospital

Mansfield Road


NG17 4JL

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