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Ophthalmic Science Practitioner/Ophthalmic photographer

Employer
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
Location
Nottingham
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Due to the expansion of our clinical services we have a full-time (37.5 hours/week) role available for enthusiastic Ophthalmic Science Practitioners to join our expanding Ophthalmic Imaging team within the Department of Ophthalmology at Queen's Medical Centre campus.

If you are an enthusiastic, highly motivated clinician, with good communication skills and the ability to be adaptable to the changing needs of the department, this role is an opportunity to work in a large teaching hospital with a varied caseload which will include participation in a range of service provision.

The successful candidate will need to hold a BSc in Photography or have equivalent clinical experience to enable delivery of the requirements of the role.

The post holder will be required to work various shifts to support the needs of the service. This includes working weekdays, weekends, bank holiday days and varying hours with the earliest start time at 7.00am and the latest finish at 8.00pm. The initial working pattern is anticipated at one evening clinic per week and one Saturday per month.

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarise yourself with full job description and person specification documents attached to the advert

Main duties of the job

The role falls within the multidisciplinary team in the Ophthalmology Department comprising of Ophthalmologists Optometrists , Orthoptists, Ophthalmic Technicians, Ophthalmic Science Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners and Health Care Assistants.

Ophthalmology provides services to eye casualty , day case, inpatient and outpatient facilities. We have a large team of Consultant Ophthalmologists, who provide outpatient and surgical services in a full range of Ophthalmology sub-speciality clinics including AMD, corneal glaucoma, medical retina, vitreo-retinal, neuro-ophthalmology, ocular plastics and paediatrics.

The postholder will participate in the delivery of Ophthalmic Imaging services including a wide range of core clinical services including OCT, slit lamp photography, FFA, and provision of services to the expanding virtual clinic service with Ophthalmology

About us

The successful candidate will be working with the multidisciplinary team in the Ophthalmology Department comprising of Orthoptists, Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, Technicians, OSPs, the nursing and admin teams.

Ophthalmology Services include eye casualty, day case, in-patient and outpatient facilities. It has strong links to the University of Nottingham through research and works closely with the regional Diabetic Eye Screening Service. We have a large team of Consultant Ophthalmologists, who provide outpatient and surgical services in a full range of Ophthalmology sub-speciality clinics.

The post holder will be required to work various shifts to support the needs of the service. This includes working weekdays, weekends, bank holiday days and varying hours with the earliest start time at 7.00am and the latest finish at 8.00pm. You are strongly urged to consider your suitability to meet the service requirements prior to applying for this post. It is expected that the rota will include one late clinic/week and one Saturday/month initially.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work as an autonomous practitioner in undertaking ophthalmic imaging using a variety of techniques, for patients of all ages, ranging from children to the elderly and who have various communication abilities.

To work within the Ophthalmology virtual clinic, utilising additional clinical skills to complete a full assessment in line with the clinical protocols/procedures.

Participate in the theoretical and clinical teaching of ophthalmic imaging to colleagues, students or other health professional visiting the department

Maintain and enhance professional knowledge and skills required to undertake the role of ophthalmic science practitioner

To participate in departmental audit and research projects

Ensure compliance with infection control procedures.

Ensure compliance with our clinical governance framework.

Person Specification

Training and qualifications

Essential

  • Degree in photgraphy or equiavalent clinical experience within ophthalmic imaging


Experience

Essential

  • Recent ophthalmic imaging clinical experience


Desirable

  • Experience within an ophthalmology virtual clinic service


Communication and relationship skills

Essential

  • Communicates effectively using a variety of methods
  • Adapts communication when barriers to understanding


Skills

Essential

  • Knowledge of ocular anatomy, physiololgy and pathology
  • Effective time management skills
  • Ability to analyse quality of clinical images
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and work as a team


Other requirements

Essential

  • Able to work various shifts including weekdays weekends and bank holidays and varying hours between 7.00am and 8.00pm to support service as required


Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts

Address

Queen's Medical Centre

Derby Road

Nottingham

NG7 2UH

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164-6336502

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