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Advanced orthoptist

Employer
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Location
St Albans
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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Profession
Other allied health
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Part Time
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) is a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation. Our Trust is one of a new generation of community health service Trusts in the NHS. We are responsible for delivering a wide range of community health services across Hertfordshire. Our services are well established and we have built up a proud reputation for quality and excellence thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff. Our vision is to become a leading light in the provision of innovative programmes of care which maintain and improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Hertfordshire and other areas served by the Trust.

Main duties of the job

  • To focus on the supply promoting orthoptics as a career of choice in the post-16 education systems in Hertfordshire and West Essex.
  • To promote and encourage the newly emerging apprenticeship routes for orthoptic education and training.
  • To create dedicated educational tools for regional colleges and sixth form schools.
  • To create orthoptic work experience offerings for students in years 10 and 12.
  • To work closely with colleagues in C& P, CUH and NWAFT in the promotion and scoping of apprenticeships.
  • To work with British and Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS).
  • To participate in regional apprenticeship trailblazer group.
  • To provide regular (6-weekly) updates to the Orthoptic Workforce Action Group via the Chair.


About us

A big thank you for considering joining us at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

Youll find it a great place to work with many benefits offered to you as a member of our staff

We put our patients, their families and carers at the centre of our vision - Outstanding Services and Healthier Communities

Our staff are proud to be Innovative, Caring and Agile in their work to help achieve the Trust vision

We welcome diversity in our workforce and are interested in applicants from all backgrounds

We dont want you to miss out so wed like you to know that if we have a high level of interest in this role, the vacancy may close prior to the advertised closing date, so please make your application as soon as possible - Apply now

Youve made a great decision to apply to join to HCT - were looking forward to taking the next steps of the journey with you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide managerial and professional leadership for a team of orthoptists working across West Hertfordshire.
  • Working as an independent practitioner and as a part of a highly motivated team the post-holder will be able to deliver all levels of orthoptic investigation and assessment and be able to use highly specialist skills to diagnose and treat eye conditions as necessary.
  • The post holder will use advanced clinical reasoning and evidence based practice.
  • To focus on the supply promoting orthoptics as a career of choice in the post-16 education systems in Hertfordshire and West Essex.
  • To promote and encourage the newly emerging apprenticeship routes for orthoptic education and training.
  • To create dedicated educational tools for regional colleges and sixth form schools.
  • To create orthoptic work experience offerings for students in years 10 and 12


Person Specification

Essential and desirable

Essential

  • Qualifications and Training Essential criteria Maximum score 6 Member of BIOS, DBO, BSc or BMedSci, HCPC registered
  • Experience and Knowledge Essential criteria Maximum score 10 Experience of working in relevant clinical field(s) including experience with treatment of babies/children/young people/adults. Evidence of CPD and commitment to lifelong learning Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary health care setting Up to date clinical knowledge to deliver effective, evidence based practice Up to date knowledge of professional standards, current developments, clinical and practice governance.
  • Hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car
  • Experience in teaching and delivering workshops to students and preparing and delivering presentations
  • At least 10 years experience in the profession some experience with BIOS and preparing documents for the profession


Desirable

  • MSc or PhD and or teaching qualification


Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

Address

St Albans Health and Well being centre

Civic centre, St Peters street,

St Albans

AL1 3JE



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