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Specialist Orthoptist

Employer
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Location
Wolverhampton
Salary
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Other allied health
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a full-time band 6 Orthoptist to work within a team of 13 Orthoptists and 8 Ophthalmic Technicians working for Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust, based at New Cross Hospital and Cannock Eye Centre.

Main duties of the job

Specific responsibilities of the post holder will be to be part of the clinic co-ordinators rotation, supervising the daily running of orthoptic clinics, undertaking clinical tuition of orthoptic undergraduate students & assisting the Head orthoptist with a range of operational duties.

A diploma/degree in Orthoptics and HPC registration is essential. The postholder will be expected to travel between the hospital sites at New Cross Hospital and Cannock Chase Hospitaland various locations in the community to carry out clinics and visual screening.

The post would be suitable for an orthoptist, with at least 1 year's post-graduation clinical experience, but we would also consider applications from newly qualified orthoptists a successful applicant in this case would take up a band 5 post.

The successful applicant will need to be prepared to work compressed hours which will require undertaking some evening clinics. The working pattern will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

About us

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services and we are incredibly proud of the diversity of both our staff and the communities we serve. We are building a workforce that can help us to fulfil our values, improve quality of care for patients, and solve the health care problems of tomorrow. We're passionate about the value that diversity of thinking and lived experience brings in enabling us to become a learning organisation and leader in delivering compassionate care for our patients.

We are delighted that we have been rated as Good by CQC. We have achieved numerous awards The Nursing Times Best Diversity and Inclusion Practice and Best UK Employer of the Year for Nursing Staff in 2020.

The Trust is a supportive working environment committed to creating flexible working arrangements that suit your needs and as such will consider all requests from applicants who wish to work flexibly.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties will include a varied Orthoptic case-load plus specialist ocular-motility, paediatric ophthalmology and stroke clinics Receiving secondary & tertiary referrals, primary & secondary screening visual screening in clinics, schools & special schools.

Specific responsibilities of the post holder will be to be part of the clinic co-ordinators rotation, supervising the daily running of orthoptic clinics, undertaking clinical tuition of orthoptic undergraduate students & assisting the Head orthoptist with a range of operational duties.

Person Specification

Degree in Orthoptics

Essential

  • post-graduation experience


Desirable

  • Single handed specialist hospital based clinics
  • Experience of a specialist case load
  • Additional experience at post graduate diploma level


Patient Communication

Desirable

  • Ability to amend nature of communication for high caseload of special needs/learning difficulties
  • Ability to communicate information and prognosis for a range of health defects including visual impairment, which may be of a sensitive nature and have consequences for patients' education, career and lifestyle.


Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Address

Eye Infirmary, New Cross Hospital

Wolverhampton

WV10 0QP

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225-DIV1-5911087-B

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