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Orthoptist

Employer
Central London Community Health Trust
Location
London
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 a year Pro rata, inclusive of HCA
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Profession
Other allied health
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
We have a part time 0.6 WTE Band 6 post for an Orthoptist (previous clinical experience is desirable but not essential).

We are looking for somebody with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a positive and innovative approach to service development and a commitment to working within a multi-disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be a member of the dynamic multi-disciplinary Orthoptic/Optometrist team, working with a paediatric caseload.

This will include assisting in running Orthoptic clinics in CLCH community clinics.

You will be responsible for the assessment and management of children.

You will be required to communicate complex needs and provide training to junior staff and support Orthoptic students on placement.

You should have good organisational skills, a commitment to multi-disciplinary working and an understanding of working alongside services.

If you feel that you have the desire and ability to deliver an efficient and effective service, then please apply.

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here: https://www.clch.nhs.uk/job/pay-and-benefits

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be responsible for assessing, diagnosing, and managing all categories of patients referred to the Orthoptic service, and to refer patients on where necessary.

To act as an independent, autonomous professional in the clinic and work independently and unsupervised within the code of practice of the professional body.

To participate effectively in multi-professional approaches to health care delivery, liaising with Optometrists, Orthoptist and other Health Care Professionals.

To acknowledge cross-professional boundaries and employ appropriate referral procedures.

To initiate and maintain effective interactions with relevant external agencies including social care and other Health Care Professionals.

Please refer to Job description and personal Specification for outline of skills, knowledge and experience required.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • oBachelor of Science in Orthoptics BSc or BMed Sci (Orthoptics) and or Diploma of the British Orthoptic Council
  • oTo be registered with the Health Care Professions Council
  • oTo have significant experience in all aspects of clinical Orthoptics.


Desirable

  • oSchool Vision Screening experience
  • oTeaching and Assessing certificate
  • oPost graduate British and Irish Orthoptic Society Clinical Educators Course or British Orthoptic Society Clinical Demonstrators Course
  • oNHS management qualification or appropriate experiential learning to enable the post holder to deputise for the Head Orthoptist during annual leave and other short periods of absence.
  • oAbility to use Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT and be proficient in keyboard use.


Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust

Address

Vale Drive Primary Care Centre

London

EN5 2ED

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

824-NORTH-8480

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