Orthoptist Band 6 Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle
The Orthoptic department provides a range of Orthoptic services (and extended roles) for patients of North Cumbria.
We are looking for an Orthoptist to join the team, working alongside fellow Orthoptists, Optometrists, Ophthalmic Consultants and Ophthalmology nursing teams.
The post is based at Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle although travel to other Ophthalmology departments within the service is required.
Voted one of the best places to live in the UK, North Cumbria houses the Lake District, one of the country's most outstanding places of natural beauty and the region is an attractive, largely rural area with access to good road, rail and air communications. Housing is relatively inexpensive and there are excellent state and private education establishments.
All staff are expected to work to the Trust Values: Kindness
- Kindness and compassion cost nothing, yet accomplish a
great deal. Respect
- We are respective to everyone and are open, honest and fair
- respect behaviours. Ambition
- We set goals to achieve the best for our patients, teams,
organisations and our partners. Collaboration
- We are stronger and better working together with and
for our patients.Main duties of the job
- Provide Orthoptic services as an autonomous practitioner. To assess, diagnose and manage patients referred to the orthoptic department
- Determine the clinical diagnosis and develop treatment plans, discharge plans and make appropriate onward referrals to Ophthalmology or other health professionals
- This post will also involve Low Vision clinical work. Training will be provided
- The post covers Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle, West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven, Workington Community Hospital and peripheral clinics.
- Liaise with other professionals and colleagues as appropriate.
At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.
Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
- Being a clinically led organisation
- Quality and safety at the heart
- A positive patient experience every time
- A great place to work
- Managing our money wel
As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.
Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies? Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.
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As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.
A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.
27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years
Flexible working Scheme
Excellent opportunities for development
Competitive NHS Pension scheme
Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies
EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems
These schemes are subject to availabilityPerson SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- oDiploma/Degree in Orthoptics.
- oHCPC registration
- oPost-graduate experience
- oEssential IT skills
- oExperience in extended roles.
- oRange of Orthoptic practice within paediatric and adult services.
- oExperience of supervising mentoring junior staff.
- oContinuing professional development with portfolio.
- oEquality legislation and best practice. (bands 5 & above)
Skills and AptitudesEssential
- oEquality impact assessment. (for all involved in policy/service development)
- oGood communication skills.
- oIndependent working
- oExperience in one or more of the following areas of work: neuro- ophthalmology, special educational needs, specific learning difficulties, low vision, visual field assessment, glaucoma, AMD, cataract, retinal imaging
Desirable Employer detailsEmployer name
- oAbility to travel independently across North Cumbria to meet the needs of the service.
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