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Orthopaedist/Specialist Orthopaedist

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£28,834 to £43,257 a year Dual Banding - 5/6 - (dependent on experience)
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a highly motivated full time, permanent Band 5/6 Orthoptist (depending upon experience) to join our team of 3 Orthoptists, Optometrist and 4 consultant Ophthalmologists based at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

The Orthoptic department provides general adult and paediatric clinics including patients from eye casualty, neurology, stroke rehabilitation team, secondary vision screening, visual processing difficulty referrals and special school screening.

The Orthoptic service is based at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital with outreach clinics based at several community locations therefore the post holder must be able to travel carrying equipment.

We are an accredited department for orthoptic under-graduate students and as a teaching hospital we are involved in the clinical teaching of medical students, junior doctors, pre-registration optometrists and other professionals. The successful candidate will be required to work as part of an enthusiastic multi-disciplinary team.

Professional development is encouraged and full participation is required in clinical audit, clinical governance sessions, dedicated journal clubs, departmental meetings and courses/ seminars relevant to the role.

Main duties of the job

Undertake Orthoptic assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, of paediatric and adult patients referred to the Orthoptic Service, with a range of vision, ocular motility and binocular vision defects, including referrals from casualty, neurology, maxillo-facial, endocrine and Stroke/rehabilitation units.

Work autonomously and to make clinical decisions using his/her own judgement and initiative seeking advice from a senior Orthoptic colleague as required.

To be responsible for planning, implementing and monitoring individual Orthoptic treatment for patients of all ages using professional judgement to adjust treatments, referring to the Ophthalmologist when appropriate, and planning appropriate and timely discharge, following the department discharge policy.

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

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

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



  • UK Degree in Orthoptics or Diploma of the British Orthoptic Society
  • HCPC registration
  • Indemnity insurance



  • Competent to deal with a varied caseload
  • Ability to perform well under pressure
  • Evidence of up to date Orthoptic knowledge / techniques

Skills and Attributes


  • Evidence of good communication skills with all age groups
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Willing to extend and develop skills, autonomously and as part of a team
  • IT skills
  • Professional and motivated approach
  • Competent in written and spoken English
  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner carrying equipment


  • Ability to speak Welsh
  • Be receptive to advice regarding professional development

Employer details

Employer name

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Wrexham Maelor Hospital

Croesnewydd Road


LL13 7TD

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