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The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
17 Apr 2024

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Other allied health
Band 5
Part Time
Applications are invited for a fixed term, Band 5 position.

25 hours per week (days to be determined) to cover maternity leave until up to April 2025.

This post would be suitable for newly qualified graduates or Orthoptists with some experience wishing to develop their skills. We are looking for a highly motivated Orthoptist to join our department of 6 Orthoptists, 6 Ophthalmologists, a school vision screener and clinical and admin support workers. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a good range of organisational and communication skills, as well as a flexible approach to their work.

The Department of Orthoptics provides services at Rotherham Community Health Centre. The post offers the opportunity to gain a wide variety of clinical experience in all aspects of Orthoptics including Paediatric and Adult Ocular Motility and Low Vision clinics.

We are an accredited clinical placement centre, committed to the teaching of undergraduate Orthoptic students, as well as medical students, pre-registration Optometrists and other healthcare professionals.

The department encourages regular involvement in CPD and take part in departmental clinical audit, as well as personal review / development processes. In addition to a degree /diploma in Orthoptics, HCPC registration is mandatory.

Main duties of the job

To undertake accurate Orthoptic assessments, diagnosis and treatment of adults and paediatric patients referred to the orthoptic department. To record all Patient contacts accurately and ensure information is passed on in alignment with information governance guidelines.

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is a combined acute and community Trust serving a population of over 260,000 with over 4,500 staff. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham. We are working successfully with partners across South Yorkshire as part of the Integrated Care Board where we are leading and collaborating in several key work streams and service areas, including workforce development. We combine our patient first approach with innovation and care against a backdrop of system working, as encapsulated in our Trust values

AMBITIOUS - We set high standards for the services we deliver. We aim to be an outstanding Trust and we are enthusiastic about delivering excellent health care for our patients.

CARING - We embrace the importance of giving the highest possible quality of care for our patients. We also care for each other as colleagues and for the community, our resources, our environment and our future.

TOGETHER - We value the importance of working together with patients, carers and families to ensure that we provide high quality patient centred care. We are committed to working with partners and stakeholders across Rotherham, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to develop sustainable services for the population we serve. Getting the right leaders in the Trust is critical to achieving.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion, for both our patients and our workforce.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Diploma or Degree in Orthoptics
  • HCPC Registration (appointment cannot be made until HPC registration confirmed)
  • Evidence of CPD
  • IT skills


  • Knowledge of local IT systems



  • Awareness of the Professional Code of Conduct and BIOS Competency Standards.
  • Awareness of the significance to own practice of the following issues:
  • Health and Safety
  • Confidentiality and Data Protection
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Child protection
  • Clinical governance


  • Understanding of the significance of NHS/Trust policies and procedures



  • Please enter HCPC pin

Employer details

Employer name

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust


Rotherham Community Health Centre

Greasbrough Road


South Yorkshire

S60 1RY

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