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Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
£21,235 to £25,570 a year
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other allied health
Band 6
Part Time
We are seeking a 0.6WTE Orthoptist to join us for a fixed term period of 12 months to cover maternity leave, starting September 2024. This post will suit a highly motivated and enthusiastic Orthoptist to join the department based at Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth. You will join a forward thinking department of 5.8 WTE Orthoptists and 3 Optometrists. The Ophthalmology department has 15 Ophthalmologists, four of which specialise in paediatric ophthalmology and ocular motility.

Main duties of the job

Clinically you will be supporting both adult and paediatric orthoptic services, the department supports the Trusts Stroke services and we are an accredited placement site. The successful candidate will be keen to develop their knowledge and skills in a supportive team environment. Candidates must have a degree/diploma in Orthoptics and current registration with HCPC is essential.

About us

Here at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, we are proud to provide expert, compassionate care for our local population. We are ranked as the third in the country for research, embedding education and training across the organisation. Our main hub is the Queen Alexandra Hospital, which is one of the largest hospitals on the south coast employing over 8,700 staff. Our patients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our hospital stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for getting it right for patients, colleagues, and our community, you will find a home at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

Job description

Job responsibilities

To diagnose and treat ocular motility and vision function and binocular vision problems in adults and children as an autonomous practitioner. To liaise with Head Orthoptists regarding problems during treatment. To be responsible for planning and implementing orthoptic treatment plans/ care pathways for patients of all ages. To refer complex ophthalmic problems to an Ophthalmologist as necessary. Perform Visual Fields testing on Humphrey and Octopus perimeters and fundus photography and OCT on patients referred by Ophthalmology, paediatrics and neurology. Screening at satellite clinics. To work as part of a flexible team.

Person Specification



  • Degree/Diploma in Orthoptics
  • Registration with HCPC



  • Demonstrates sound clinical knowledge in full range of orthoptic clinical practise
  • Experience of single handed clinics both acute and community.
  • Experience of a specialist caseload
  • Evidence of continuing professional development

Employer details

Employer name

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust


Queen Alexandra Hospital

Southwick Hill Road




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