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University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (PA) Pro Rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Other allied health
Band 6
Full Time
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.

Please see below for detailed job description of the role.

Main duties of the job

The Orthoptic team at Southampton Eye Unit have a vacancy for a full-time band 6 orthoptist for a fixed term 12 months. Applications from newly qualified orthoptists are welcomed, but would be appointed at band 5. It is an exciting opportunity to experience a wide variety of clinical Orthoptics in a large tertiary referral hospital. You will be joining a friendly and supportive team of 13 orthoptists working closely with four paediatric ophthalmologists - two with an ocular motility specialism, two neuro-ophthalmologists, optometrists, vision scientists and a dedicated orthoptic and reception and administration team.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Depending on your experience, you will undertake a varied orthoptic clinical role, including specialist paediatric, ocular motility, nystagmus and neuro-ophthalmology clinics, and orthoptic input to botulinum clinics for strabismus and adjustable suture procedures.

Audit and continuing professional development are encouraged in the department, and we have regular teaching sessions. We are a placement centre for orthoptic undergraduate students, and depending on your experience, you will be a clinical tutor. The department supports the BIOS preceptorship scheme.

Person Specification

Trust values


  • Patient First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Qualifications, knowledge and experience


  • BSc/Diploma in Orthoptics
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Skills and experience in clinical orthoptics
  • Experience of clinical teaching
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Completed training medicines exemptions for orthoptists
  • Skills and experience in specialised orthoptic clinics
  • Experience of supervising orthoptic undergraduate students
  • Experience in undertaking clinical audit

Skills and competencies


  • Ability to learn and assimilate information quickly
  • Adaptability
  • Analytical thinking
  • Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Customer service
  • Emotional intelligence
  • General IT skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Teamwork
  • Time management
  • Working autonomously
  • Working under pressure

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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