University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Stoke on Trent
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Applications are invited for the position of B7 Optometrist 15 hours / 0.40 wte - there is the possibility of splitting this role if candidates only want one day - based at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

Our contact lens and LVA service has undergone a recent service redesign and we are looking for an optometrist with special interest in CL/ LVA to become part of this team - assessing a wide range of complex adult/paediatric patients.

The team will compromise of Contact Lens and Anterior Segment Principal, Specialist Optometrist (this post) , a Low Visual Aid Clinician and aContact Lens / LVA Clinic technical assistant and Co-ordinator. You will be professionally responsible to the CL & anterior segment Principal / managerially to the Head of Orthoptics & Refractive Optometry.

You will be working closely with our diverse team of 11 orthoptists and their support team - 2 paediatric Consultant Ophthalmologists / Corneal specialist Ophthalmologist plus other ophthalmology consultant/team.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic and motivated applicants, capable of working individually and as part of a multidisciplinary team. The post holder undertake a wide range of optometric duties, providing services to specialised paediatric, corneal, glaucoma, neurological, diabetic and macular clinics.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this vacancy, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification or contact the Hiring Manager.

Person Specification

Education & qualifications


  • BSc Optometry
  • Registration with GOC



  • Experience in all aspects of clinical optometry 2 years
  • Evidence of clinical development


  • Experience in contact lenses and low vision aids.

Skills, ability & knowledge


  • Well developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Works as part of a multidisciplinary team and as an individual
  • Good organisational and planning skills
  • Ability to gain co-operation in a wide range of ages, ability and understanding

personal qualities


  • ability to express self well both written & verbal
  • pleasant personality
  • enthusiastic & motivated

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Royal Stoke Hospital

Newcastle Road

Stoke on Trent


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