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Specialist Optometrist

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Specialist Optometrist to join the expanding Optometry team at The Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust. We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Optometrist who is keen to develop their clinical skills in core Optometry and progress their specialist clinical interest in areas such as Medical Retina, Glaucoma, Intravitreal injections & Laser.

The post holder is a practitioner who will provide a broad range of core and highly specialised services to support the Orthoptic and Ophthalmology departments. Procedures involve the use of specialist ophthalmic instrumentation to a high degree of accuracy. Analysis and interpretation of specialist test results will be necessary to prescribe the appropriate optical appliances and plan or revise individual programmes of patient care.

As a senior clinician, the post holder is expected to be capable of managing complex cases independently and to provide clinical advice and expert opinion to colleagues as necessary.

The post holder will be required to actively contribute to teaching, audit, clinical governance, and departmental administration.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have the opportunity to work in a range of core and specialist clinics, working alongside Consultant Ophthalmologists and other Specialist Optometrists & Orthoptists.

The job role will develop around the specific skills and interests of the successful candidate. There are opportunities to work in Paediatric, Cataract, Urgent Eye Care, Glaucoma, Medical Retina Clinics.

The post holder will be required to deliver highly skilled and specialist clinical support to the Ophthalmology service. To undertake a range of advanced optometric clinical and specialist investigative, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to assess, diagnose, treat and educate patients under the direct or indirect supervision of a Consultant.

Hospital experience is desirable but not essential as full training will be given.

About us

As an organisation we strive to provide high quality, safe care for our patients in an environment which our staff are proud to work in. We believe that by adhering to our Vision (To provide excellent care for the communities we serve) and working with our Trust Values in mind (Partnering, Ambitious, Caring, Trusted) we can achieve the right results for the people that matter most - our patients and their families.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person Specification



  • BSc (Hons) Optometry or equivalent or MSc Optometry
  • GOC registered as qualified Optometrist


  • 2.1 or higher
  • Post graduate clinical qualification(s) or working towards further qualifications
  • Member of the College of Optometrists
  • Participation in local eye health shared care scheme such as MECS/OHT monitoring/pre & post cataract assessments

Skills & Knowledge


  • Excellent interpersonal & sensitive communication skills.
  • Flexible approach to working practices including problem solving skills.
  • Some physical effort involved.
  • Excellent clinical skills including competent use of highly complex equipment.


  • Significant further training and clinical experience in specialist area.



  • Evidence of on-going continuous professional development in accordance with GOC requirements
  • Experience managing minor eye conditions
  • Experience in paediatric eye care
  • Confident using electronic health records


  • Minimum 3 years post registration with GOC
  • Experience in a surgical setting or hospital work environment
  • Working in a multidisciplinary team

Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Mytton Oak Road



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