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Specialist Orthoptist

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year inc HCAS
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Moorfields Eye Hospital, London is looking for an enthusiastic Orthoptist to join the team working in central London. The successful candidate will be working alongside a multidisciplinary team which includes ophthalmologists, nurses, optometrists, technicians, administrative staff and health care assistants. The role is split between two sites, City Road and Moorfields at Croydon University Hospital offering the successful candidate the opportunity to work across a comprehensive group of specialist services in conjunction with providing core Orthoptic services to the local population.

Main duties of the job

Across the two sites there are a full range of sub-speciality clinics including botulinum toxin, motility, neuro-ophthalmology, adnexal, rapid access, MaxFax and dedicated new case Orthoptic clinics. The service also supports highly specialised paediatric clinics including cataracts, glaucoma, adnexal, nystagmus, alongside children vision clinics and SEN services. Clinical buddy support is available within the service.

The service has strong links with education, providing academic and clinical training to a range of health care professionals and preparing learners for formal examination. The service regularly contributes to clinical research for internal and external research grants.

About us

At Moorfields, we provide more than just an excellent career and great colleagues to work with. We also offer:
  • Salary including High-Cost Area Supplement
  • Opportunity to join the NHS Pension Scheme
  • Free 24/7 independent counselling service
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Easy and quick transport links
  • A range of attractive benefits and discounts
  • Access to Blue Light Card and other NHS Discount Schemes
  • Free Pilates classes
  • Full support and training to develop your skills
  • Flexible working friendly organisation

And so much more! To see the full range of benefits we offer please see our Moorfields benefits document.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full job description is attached.
  • To be responsible for the orthoptic assessment, diagnosis and appropriate management of new patients referred to the orthoptic department from the Trusts specialist and sub-specialty services.
  • To collaborate with the specialist services to ensure appropriate and effective patient management.
  • As an autonomous practitioner, to be responsible for the decision to instil drops for diagnostic and refractive purposes.
  • To arrange referral to another professional, either within or outside own discipline if needed after discussion with a senior colleague.
  • To demonstrate, teach and supervise where appropriate a range of medical and non-medical personnel from undergraduate orthoptics and medical students, junior doctors, pre-registration optometrists and work experience students as directed by Education Lead.
  • To actively participate in departmental and relevant specialist service audits and professional development activities.

Person Specification



  • Degree or diploma in Orthoptics


  • Experience in tertiary referral centre
  • Experience in outreach / community setting

Professional registration


  • HCPC registration



  • Audit / research exposure
  • Teaching of other healthcare professionals



  • Experience on Orthoptics
  • Completed perceptorship programme

Employer details

Employer name

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

162 City Road



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