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Orthoptist - Preceptorship

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year plus high cost allowance
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and well motivated orthoptist to join our friendly orthoptic department. We are a team of 4 orthoptists, supporting 10 ophthalmologists, which include 2 paediatric consultants, across three different sites. The orthoptic department provides a comprehensive range of adult and paediatric services, primary and secondary vision screening, and working within special needs schools. The post will involve working within a team and also some single-handed sessions. Although based at East Surrey Hospital you will be required to cover clinics at the other sites within the trust therefore a car driver is essential. Full preceptorship training will be given, with the possibility of progression to a Band 6 after completion of the preceptorship year.

Applicants must have a degree or diploma in orthoptics and be state registered with HCP.

A relocation payment is available to the successful candidate

Main duties of the job

For further information, please see the attached trust job description and person specification for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

About us

We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill a community of over 535,000 people. We provide acute and complex services and a range of outpatient, diagnostic services whilst Crawley Hospital and Horsham in West Sussex and Caterham Dene Hospital and Oxted Health Centre in Surrey provide less complex planned services. In 2019 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated our services as 'Outstanding' and we are one of the best performing Trusts in England:
  • Winners of Health Service Journal Acute Trust of the year award 2021.
  • National Patient Safety Awards winner and strive to be a beacon for safety in all that we do.
  • We are rated the sixth highest trust in the South East and in the top 25% nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work or receive treatment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once you understand the requirements outlined in the advert, please ensure your application clearly reflects where you match them including any examples you would like to highlight.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of a good standard of written English appropriate to the role
  • A complete and accurate application
  • Suitability for role evidenced in supporting statement
  • Evidence of essential experience for role
  • Meet the essential education/qualifications required for the role
  • Hold the necessary mandatory professional/clinical registration
  • Evidence of the Trust values and behaviours
  • Evidence of any other essential criteria outlined in the person specification

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


East Surrey Hospital

Canada Avenue



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