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Advanced Orthoptist - Ophthalmology

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pa Inclusive of High Cost Area Supplement
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
  • To provide highly specialized assessment, diagnosis, management and treatment of children and adults with acute and chronic ocular motility defects.
  • To assist in the coordination of shared care in sub specialities such as macular, diabetic and glaucoma services
  • To work collaboratively with other clinicians and specialities to influence service development and to ensure quality of care is delivered.
  • To act as a source of expertise on the management of ocular motility disorders to patients, consultants and other health care professionals.
  • Undertake all aspects of the Lead Clinical Tutor role, supporting undergraduate orthoptic students during their placements.
  • To also provide clinical teaching to optometry students, junior doctors, other healthcare professionals and medical personnel.
  • To ensure compliance with policies and procedures of the Trust.

Main duties of the job

An experienced orthoptist is required to join our Ophthalmology department at Central Middlesex Hospital.Orthoptists have a varied and interesting caseload, mainly supporting the adult and paediatric strabismus clinic but also supporting the medical retina, neuro-ophthalmology, glaucoma, botox and thyroid clinic. The applicant will also be involved in research studies undertaken at Central Middlesex Hospital.

The applicant should possess high quality knowledge and experience, excellent communication and organisational skills as well as the ability to work alone or as part of a team.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Farzana Rayyan on

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.

We run major acute services at:
  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A& E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be responsible for assessing, diagnosing and managing all categories of patients referred to the Orthoptic service.
  • To act as an independent, autonomous professional in the hospital and work independently and unsupervised within the code of practice of the professional body.
  • To participate effectively in multi-professional approaches to health care delivery, liaising with Ophthalmologists, Optometrists and other Health Care Professionals.
  • To acknowledge cross-professional boundaries and employ appropriate referral procedures.
  • To initiate and maintain effective interactions with relevant external agencies including social care and other Health Care Professionals.

Please see attached job description and person specification for full duties and responsibilities

Person Specification

Orthoptic degree


  • Hospital experience


  • Teaching qualification

Extended Role Experience


  • Extended Role Experience


  • Complex adult and paediatric strabismus and neuro-opthalmology clinics

Employer details

Employer name

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust


Central Middlesex Hospital



NW10 7NS

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