Do you want to be part of a dynamic, engaged and friendly team with an exciting vision for the future? Interested in the opportunity to increase your orthoptic experience and develop within a variety of specialist extended roles, including Medical Retina and/or Glaucoma?
We are looking for an experienced and motivated Band 6 Orthoptist to join our friendly, flexible and supportive team of Orthoptists, Optometrists Consultant Ophthalmologists, Specialty Doctors, Nurses, HCAs, and Admin Staff in providing a specialised service for our Ophthalmology patients.
This role is suitable for newly qualified Orthoptist's to apply- preceptorship provided.
This role will involve the diagnosis and management of paediatric and adult ocular motility patients. Including patients from the Emergency Eye clinic, Maxillofacial and Neurology. This post offers an excellent opportunity to develop into extended roles. You will be taking an extended role in subspecialty within ophthalmology and will be fully supported using the new OCCCF by internal consultants and management.Main duties of the jobThis is a part-time role at 31 hours per week permanent role
Main duties will include providing Orthoptic services as an autonomous practitioner, assessing, diagnosing and managing patients referred to the Orthoptic Department with evidence based practice, determining clinical diagnoses and developing management plans, and walking patients through discharge plans.
If successful, the post holder will form part of the clinical team providing a full range of Orthoptic care to patients.About us
The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) provides a full range of general acute, outpatient and diagnostic services at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, the Herts and Essex Hospital in Bishop's Stortford, and St Margaret's Hospital in Epping.
We employ 3,500 staff and serve a local population of around 350,000 people living in west Essex and east Hertfordshire, centred on the M11 corridor and the towns of Harlow, Bishop's Stortford and Epping. Our extended catchment area incorporates a population of up to 500,000 and includes the areas of Hoddesdon, Cheshunt and Broxbourne in Hertfordshire. Our Values
The Princess Alexandra Promise to our patients as identified by our 3 values which will contribute to improving our patient experiences: Patient at heart
- Always holding the patient and their wellbeing at the centre of our thoughts and efforts Everyday excellence
- Sharing and celebrating our successes, being honest when we get it wrong, giving us the ability to learn from both Creative collaboration
- Knowing strength comes from diversity, we combine our experiences, skills and talents, working together to find new and better ways to care
The Trust believes in investing in all our staff and rewarding high standards of care whilst building for excellence and in return we expect our staff to uphold the Trust values to the highest level.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please see attached Job description document for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Registered Orthoptist with HCPC
- Qualified in Orthoptics- Degree or Diplopia
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Ophthalmology Knowledge and Experience
- Managing Clinical audit, clinical governance, Infection Prevention and Control, and research for the department
- Management of patients in hospital settings
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