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Diabetic Eye Screener/Grader/Slit Lamp Biomicroscopy (SLB) Examiner

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Bexhill on Sea
£27,055 to £32,934 Per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced screener/grader who has completed the Diploma in Health Screening or equivalent, who is also an accredited Slit Lamp Bio-Microscopy examiner. The successful candidate will undertake a variety of screening clinics and also complete grading of patient images. They will also be expected to support and assist in training colleagues.

Main duties of the job

Manage clinics in a variety of community-based settings. Identify any patients requiring urgent referral at the time of their appointment. Provide first, second, arbitration, Digital Surveillance and some Referral Outcome Grading. Undertake a minimum 100 SLBE grades per annum as per National Guidance minimum 500/1000 digital grading per annum and carry out the on-line EQA grading tests each month. Maintain the highest standards of patient care and service delivery as well as maintaining fully compliant with the Data Protection Act.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • General education, minimum of 3 GCSE's grade A-C.
  • Diploma in Health Screening or City and Guilds equivalent. Accreditation in slit lamp biomicroscopy.


  • Certificate in first aid



  • Experience of working in a patient contact role
  • Experience of running slit lamp biomicroscopy clinics


  • Working in slit lamp biomicroscopy in Diabetic Eye Screening



  • High level of hand-eye co-ordination
  • Experience of use of slit lamp


  • Experience in use of hand held slit lamp

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Bexhill Hospital

Holliers Hill

Bexhill on Sea

TN40 2DZ

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