Isle of Wight NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Isle of Wight NHS Orthoptic department is looking for an adventurous and motivated 0rthoptist to join our growing team. This new position is a full time, Band 5 post which would suit an orthoptist at the beginning of their career. The island has a unique and diverse patient group and support will be provided by experienced orthoptic colleagues.

There will be opportunities for the applicant to develop into a variety of extended roles. As a small team, we fully support individual development plans and provide the protected time and finances to grow and advance. We can also provide a very generous relocation allowance to help finance your move.

For an informal conversation regarding this role please call us on 01983 524081 ext 4497.

Main duties of the job

To be an autonomous practitioner carrying out investigations, diagnosis and management of both paediatric and adult orthoptic patients.

To liaise with all members of the Eye Clinic team as well as Health Visitors, School Nurses and local optometrists.

To explain and demonstrate orthoptic investigations to health visitors, school nurses and junior medical staff.

To contribute to the general running of the orthoptic department.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values are Compassion, Accountable, Respect and Everyone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

About us

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated Acute, Community, Mental Health and Ambulance health care provider in England. We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire the Trusts beach hut in Ryde. We offer many flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Our 2020-2025 strategy sets out to ensure that we continue to be a provider of excellent and compassionate care. As part of this strategy, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that we recruit and retain the highest quality of talent to provide CARE and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

Person Specification



  • Diploma, undergraduate or master's degree in orthoptics
  • HCPC registration


  • Experience working single-handedly
  • Interest in Low Vision Aids

Physical Skills


  • Manually dextrous
  • Ability to operate the full range of orthoptic equipment within the service
  • Ability to instil eye drops
  • Move freely to allow constant bending, kneeling, and lifting



  • Excellent time management
  • Punctual
  • Hard working
  • Enthusiastic



  • Problem solving
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to gain the confidence of children, families, and adults
  • Ability to prioritise clinical workload

Communictaion Skills


  • Excellent communication skills at all levels
  • Sympathetic, friendly, caring and enthusiastic

Employer details

Employer name

Isle of Wight NHS Trust


St Mary's Hospital

Parkhurst Road


PO30 5TG

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