This job has expired

Specialist Orthoptist

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

View more

Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
37.5 Hours per week

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and we require an experienced, flexible and motivated Orthoptist to join our team of 8 Orthoptists and 3 Paediatric Consultant Ophthalmologists, including 1 Neuro-Ophthalmologist. The post will be based at The James Cook University Hospital with single-handed sessions undertaken each week at a second acute site dependant on experience.

Duties include adult ocular motility and paediatric clinics in conjunction with an Ophthalmologist, general Orthoptic, Goldmann visual fields and support to eye casualty, neurology and maxillo-facial departments. The James Cook University Hospital has a regional centre for Neurology and we are responsible for testing many patients from their speciality including Orthoptic assessments and Goldmann visual fields.

Main duties of the job

Opportunities exist to participate in the clinical teaching of health professionals and pre-registration optometrists as well as undergraduate Orthoptic students. CPD time is organised in the form of journal clubs, teaching/training sessions.

A Diploma or Degree in Orthoptics plus registration with the HPC is essential and you will ideally have had some post-qualification experience or varied experience at a similar level ideally including single-handed clinics.

Informal visits to the department are welcomed.

About us

Middlesbrough is located in close proximity to the A1 and A19 roads which provides an excellent network for commuting from North Yorkshire, Darlington, Newcastle, Durham or Sunderland.

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description and person specification document(s) for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree in Orthoptics, master's degree or equivalent post graduate experience



  • Post qualification experience due to nature of role.

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The James Cook University Hospital

Marton Road



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

328-HNO- 5766310

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert