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Band 7 Specialist Optometrist

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum pro rata inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Part Time
We are pleased to offer an opportunity for an experienced and innovative specialist Optometrist to join our large friendly team on a fixed term part-time basis.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills and experience working in the following areas:

Specialist contact lens services

Medical retina services

Glaucoma services

Paediatric refraction and paediatric based ophthalmology clinics.

We fully support departmental teaching and CPD and are active within the research.

Job share will also be considered.

About us

The team works closely alongside consultant ophthalmologists, clinical Fellow, junior doctors, orthoptists, ophthalmic technicians, ophthalmology trained nurses & dispensing optician. Our team provides a range of highly skilled specialised services such as low vision, complex adult & paediatric refraction & medical contact lenses. In addition, we provide extended roles including medical retina, glaucoma, eye casualty, IVT injections, cataract, cornea & diabetic services.

The successful applicant must demonstrate experience and expertise in the field of Glaucoma and or Medical Retina.

We fully support departmental teaching, Quality Improvement projects, CPD and are active within the research.

Job share will also be considered.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role of the Clinical Practitioner is dynamic, and the post holder will be highly proactive in pioneering, continually developing and embedding the future ACP role beyond the traditional scope of non-medical practice. Ophthalmology has many sub-specialties, but key areas include virtual review of medical retina, glaucoma, and AMD patients.

You will require skills to pick up changes to conditions and take management as in accordance with the significance This may be include contacting a consultant.

You will undertake clinics and virtual clinics (16 patients per virtual review.)

Along side this it is expected that you will work in optometry led services (adult and paediatric refraction where appropriate)

Person Specification

Education & professional Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse or Allied Health Professional Orthoptist including Optometrist, which accreditation certificate in Glaucoma or Medical Retina


  • Working towards or is an Independent Prescriber or administer medication using Patient Group directions
  • Further/higher professional qualifications or an interest in gaining further/higher professional qualifications (MSc in Ophthalmology)



  • Evidence of continuing professional development. A portfolio of career long learning, experience, and education
  • Recognised teaching and assessing qualification.
  • Ophthalmic professional certificate in one or more medical retina or glaucoma


  • Experience in glaucoma clinics
  • Experience in macula clinics

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free Hospital

Pond Street



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