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Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We need a highly motivated and proactive individual to join the team. The role requires an individual who would like to gain experience in a teaching hospital within the Oxford Deanery. We need an individual who would like to manage a variety of Orthoptic patients to improve and enhance their skills.

We have a team of 6 orthoptist who cover all aspects of orthoptic care ( paediatrics, adult and specialist clinics). We are a dynamic and evolving department.

The post holder, as an autonomous practitioner, is legally and professionally responsible for delivering highly skilled, patient focused care in the management of ocular motility disorders in accordance with the codes of practice recommended by the BIOS and local protocols.

To provide clinical services at main base and community locations as required

Assess a variety of patients with complex conditions

Demonstrate clinical skills to Undergraduate Orthoptic students, Junior Doctors, Student Nurses, Optometrists and other healthcare professionals

Actively participate in audit and clinical governance To undertake correspondence with GPs and other colleagues.

To deal with queries regarding appointments, internal referrals etc, which may arise during the working day and to liaise with the Lead/ Deputy Head Orthoptists to take the appropriate action and to organise Orthoptic appointments when requested.

An exciting opportunity to join the well-established Orthoptic and Ophthalmology team @ Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Main duties of the job

To undertake correspondence with GPs and other colleagues.To deal with queries regarding appointments, internal referrals etc, which may arise during the working day and to liaise with the Lead/ Deputy HeadOrthoptists to take the appropriate action and to organise Orthopticappointments when requested.To check clinical area is safe for patients and staff and report any hazards tothe manager in a timely manner.To be familiar with Medway to check clinic bookings are appropriate to theOrthoptic schedule.To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team of Ophthalmologists, Orthoptists,Optometrists, medical photographers, nurses, clerical staff and secretarial staff.

To plan and prioritise own workload.To participate in regular Orthoptic departmental meetings giving feedback from courses and conferences attended.To participate in departmental audit and research where possible.To cover, as appropriate, for colleagues during periods of sick and annual leave.To report damage or functioning problems to the manager in a timely fashion.To cover Visual fields clinics as needed by the Lead Orthoptist

About us

Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! -

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?
  • As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
  • We offer flexible and agile workingopportunities,alongside your NHS benefits ofgenerous annual leave entitlement, pension andaccess toNHS discount schemes.
  • We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?
  • We'recommitted to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.
  • As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued, and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.
  • Greater diversity withinourBHT familyimprovespositive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

What do we stand for?
  • Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.
  • Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.
  • Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

If you have a disability that makes submitting this online application difficult and would like assistance, please contact us on quoting the vacancy reference number.

Person Specification



  • Proven ability in Orthoptic clinical skills for peadatric and adult patients
  • To be able to work under pressure in a busy environment with time constraints
  • Experience working with children with special needs.
  • Experience and involvement with clinical audit.
  • Experience working single handed
  • Visual field assessment experience



  • To communicate effectively with patients, relatives and staff calmly in difficult situations
  • To be able to adapt and work flexibly to suit the needs of the service
  • Proven knowledge of ocular and neuro anatomy and physiology
  • Actively involved in CPD


  • Computer literacy with knowledge and experience using Microsoft Word and Excel
  • To demonstrate good presentation skills for teaching purposes
  • To demonstrate good presentation skills for teaching purpose with experience using Microsoft Powerpoint
  • To demonstrate an interest in relevant current literature
  • Knowledge of hospital Patient Administration systems



  • Orthoptic Degree or Diploma
  • Registration with Health and Care Professions Council


  • Possession of a teaching qualification
  • Supervision of Orthoptic undergraduate students.



  • Ability to travel to multiple sites
  • Access to a car

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Stoke Mandeville Hospital



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