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Hospital Optometrist

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
22 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has become available for a newly qualified Optometrist or a Contact Lens Optician (Band 6) to join the Optometry team supporting core Optometry role services at the Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre. This opportunity is suitable for Optometrists wishing to develop their skills in medical contact lens fitting and aftercares (including keratoconic, post corneal graft, aphakic, occlusive, bandage and diagnostic/therapeutic) as well as refractions (both routine and diagnostic). Low Vision assessment also forms an essential part of the role.

Training support will be provided.

Interviews will take place Wednesday 10th July 2024.

Main duties of the job

Refractions (Routine and diagnostic) on Keratoconic, post graft, Aphakic and irregular corneas.

Contact Lens aftercares on the following group of patients: keratoconic, post corneal graft, aphakic, occlusive, bandage and diagnostic/therapeutic

Low Vision Aid Assessments and aftercares

Virtual telephone consultations on Low Vision patients.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve live

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    For further details about this job role, please see the attached job description and person specification for more information.

    Person Specification



    • Qualified Optometrist having a BSc in Ophthalmic Optics (Optometry), MCOptom or equivalent in the UK. Or Qualified Dispensing Optician with additional Contact Lens Optician qualifications
    • Current registration with the General Optical Council.
    • Appropriate current CPD credits (Continued Professional Development) as recognised by the General Optical Council.

    GOC Registration


    • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality patient care.
    • Experience of audit initiatives and other quality initiatives.
    • Proven Experience in the involvement in teaching and learning initiatives.


    • Some post registration experience
    • Hospital experience

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWB NHS Trust-BMEC

    Dudley Road


    B18 7QH

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