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Ophthalmic Imaging Co-Ordinator and Trainer

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for Ophthalmic Imaging Co-Ordinator and Trainer to join our Ophthalmology team working as an Ophthalmic Assistant to provide a clinical support service to the North Devon Ophthalmology team and Eye Clinic Service. Who will co-ordinate the imaging service and ensure training for staff is current and appropriate.

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

Work as an Ophthalmic Assistant providing a clinical support service to the North Devon Ophthalmology/Eye Service.
  • To provide clinical leadership for the imaging aspect of the Ophthalmology service, supporting Clinicians and Ophthalmic Assistants in the delivery of clinics.
  • The post holder will be responsible for providing imaging training and competency sign-off for new staff who undertake imaging within the Ophthalmology service
  • To provide ongoing training and support non-invasive diagnostic imaging services.
  • Be first point of contact regarding imaging equipment issues.
  • Liaise with other departments both within and outside the Trust regarding the imaging service (i.e. IT, EBME, equipment suppliers etc.).
  • Provide a variety of diagnostic ophthalmic medical imaging following achievement of local competencies. Diagnostic imaging includes ocular coherence tomography, digital imaging anterior and posterior, fundus fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography, corneal tomography, use of hand-held cameras, slit-lamp camera and other ophthalmic imaging equipment.
  • Provide training and supervision for ophthalmic imaging techniques for junior assistants and other members of the ophthalmic multi-disciplinary team across multiple sites.
  • Obtain visual acuity using Logmar.
  • Work under the department standard operating procedure to instil dilating drops required for the ophthalmic imaging service
  • Support junior staff develop skills and help to embed a continuous quality improvement culture across the service
  • The post holder will assist with the coordination and rostering of imagers and ophthalmic assistants ensuring appropriate staffing of clinics at NDDH and community hospital locations including South Molton and Bideford.
  • To meet the needs of the service, the post holder may be required to work in other locations as appropriate as directed by the line manager.
  • As services evolve changes to working patterns may be required.
  • To provide a specialist diagnostic imaging and clinical investigation service to patients of all ages who have diseases of the eye and visual system.
  • To use and develop effective communication and motivational skills with patients and carers to gain their cooperation and ensure maximum understanding of the examination
  • Be part of a multidisciplinary team based at NDDH however also providing services in other hospital settings
  • Provide supervision, training and support to junior staff and students.
  • To comply with organisational and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Participate in clinical governance activities e.g. audit, research and service reviews.
  • Maintain an up to date knowledge of all areas of clinical practice using a variety of CPD methods and to maintain a CPD portfolio.
  • The post holder is guided by standard operating procedures however works independently.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week covering all sites including South Molton and Bideford

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

For further information please contact: Melanie Grout, Lead Nurse Ophthalmology on 01271 311651 (ext 2787) or

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Person Specification

General Requirements


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


North Devon District Hospital

Raleigh Park



EX31 4JB

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