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Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
Depending on experience per annum, pro-rata
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a Band 5 Orthoptist to join our established community team in Bedfordshire and Luton.

We need:
  • A motivated Orthoptist who is willing to work flexibly
  • An Orthoptist who is looking to develop their clinical knowledge and skills

You should:
  • hold a degree or diploma in orthoptics,
  • be registered with the HCPC
  • be a member of the British and Irish Orthoptic Society.

Our team covers community clinics including paediatric orthoptic, special school and child development. Our orthoptists work closely with and learn from consultants and specialist paediatric staff employed by Moorfields Eye Hospital and Bedfordshire Hospitals (L& D). We provide orthoptic support for hospital paediatric, adult motility clinics, Goldmann perimetry, Stroke and Glaucoma clinics with Ophthalmic Consultants. The department also participates in NIHR registered Moorfields research studies.

Main duties of the job

As a service we provide:

Preceptorship for newly qualified Orthoptists


Continued Professional Development including in house training and external courses

Opportunities to shadow and work within Goldmann, Stroke, Glaucoma, Special schools and Research clinics

Regular team meetings and safeguarding supervision

The orthoptic department is also committed to teaching undergraduate orthoptic students.

You will be based in the community at either Liverpool Road Health Centre, Luton, or Kempston Health Centre, Bedford with a requirement to travel frequently to Bedfordshire Hospital sites (Bedford and Luton) and community clinics throughout Bedfordshire.

About us

Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.

There's one reason why our services are outstanding - and that's our amazing staff - who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey.

If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Purpose:
  • To assist in the delivery of the Orthoptic Service by providing a high standard of care, undertaking a range of professional duties and working in a variety of areas in both acute and community settings across Bedfordshire.
  • To take sole responsibility to determine the clinical diagnosis and formulate relevant treatment plans in conjunction with Ophthalmologists/Specialist Optometrists and other health care professionals.
  • To assess, diagnose, treat and manage adult and children patients referred to the Orthoptic service

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Degree/Diploma in Orthoptics
  • State Registered with HCPC
  • Member BIOS



  • Undergraduate experience of working in all aspects of clinical Orthoptics including acute and community Orthoptics, adult motility and Paediatrics.
  • Working in clinic on placement dealing with complex situations of a clinical and non-clinical nature.


  • Knowledge of clinical audit, risk assessment, Health and Safety and Safeguarding
  • Knowledge of Research based assessment and treatment methods



  • Literate in IT/Computer Skills
  • Good oral communication skills based on fluency on the English language
  • Ability to make clear clinical decisions


  • Ability to demonstrate clinical Orthoptics to other health professionals

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust


Community Eye Services, Liverpool Road Health Centre or Bedford

9 Mersey Place



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