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Advanced Clinical Optometrist with special interest in Medical Retina

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The eye clinic is a friendly environment where multi-professional working is encouraged. At Aneurin Bevan our Ophthalmic department, consisting of 11 Consultant Ophthalmogists, one Associate Specialist and 6 Optometrists who provides invaluable support to busy outpatient eye clinic.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Optometrist with excellent communication skills to join our team. We are actively involved in teaching and clinical audit.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

The post involves work across a variety of sub-specialties across the Ophthalmology Department, including, but not limited to theglaucoma, medical retina and core optometry services. Advanced Clinical Optometrists have the highest level of specialist clinicaltraining, knowledge, skills and experience exceeding that of both community and more traditional hospital eye service optometrists toprovide disease treatment, patient care and management of both optometric and specific ophthalmology caseloads

Please see JD/PS attached for further details

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • GOC registration as an optometrist with the 'independent prescribing of therapeutic drugs' specialty
  • BSc Hons Optometry or equivalent
  • Educated to Masters level or equivalent demonstrable experience PLUS Post-graduate qualification(s) relating to a highly specialist aspect of clinical optometry e.g. College of Optometrists Professional/Higher certificate / Diploma ( Glaucoma / Medical Retina)


  • Member or Fellow of the College of Optometrists (MCOptom or FCOptom)
  • College of Optometrists Higher certificate in Medical Retina



  • Relevant specialist clinical experience optometric practice
  • Multidisciplinary team working.
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development.


  • Evidence of managing clinical session workload
  • Clinical audit / research experience relevant to specialist practice
  • Team leader / managerial experience

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


Royal Gwent Hospital

Cardiff Road


NP20 2UB

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