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University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
  • To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing an extensive range of advanced Optometric services for patient care to the highest standards of quality and care and meeting the changing needs of the department
  • To demonstrate Optometry techniques at post-graduate level for multiple disciplines within Ophthalmology
  • Please see the JD attached

Main duties of the job

  • Communicates effectively with all members of the multi-disciplinary team,requires concise and accurate verbal and written reports
  • Communicates condition related information, breaking bad news on a daily basisthat has life changing consequences e.g. untreatable sight loss/blindness, loss ofdriving license due to sight loss. Patients are frequently elderly
  • Assist with day-to day running of department including administrative dutiesnecessary for smooth running of the department
  • Please see the JD attached

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

  • Undertake Slit lamp bio microscopy and volk lens examination
  • To decide priorities for own work area, balancing other patient and professional demands, and to ensure these adhere to both local and professionalrequirements.
  • To contribute to the planning and the development of the Optometry service
  • Work closely with all members of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure an efficientservice and high level of patient care in line with Trust policy
  • Please see the JD attached

Person Specification

Certificate and Registration Check


  • Qualified Optometrist Registered with GOC


  • Updated skills and knowledge

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

CET Evidence


  • Appropriate, varied Optometry experience
  • Previous work in hospital eye service


  • Experience of clinical/medical audit
  • Teaching

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Royal Stoke

Newcastle Road



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