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Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
29 Jul 2024

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Band 5 Orthoptist to join our team of 8 WTE Orthoptists and 4 Orthoptic Assistants.

Newly qualified Orthoptists are welcomed to apply.

The role will involve diagnosis and management of a varied caseload of adult and paediatric patients including patients from the Emergency Eye clinic, Neurology, Maxillo-Facial team, Stroke team and Paediatrics.

You will regularly be working alongside two Paediatric Ophthalmologists.

CPD is actively promoted with participation expected in departmental audits, journal clubs and Orthoptic staff meetings.

This role will be based at Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport.

A degree/diploma in Orthoptics and HCPC registration is essential for this role.

Main duties of the job

Knowledge Skills and Experience

To determine clinical diagnosis and develop effective specialist treatment plans.

To participate in secondary orthoptic vision screening programme.

To assist in the teaching of orthoptic undergraduates

Undertake audit and research and development.


As an autonomous practitioner be professionally responsible and accountable for the management of new and review patients referred to the orthoptic service.

To assist in secondary orthoptic screening programme and identify children requiring onward referral.

Asses, diagnose and treat children and adults with behavioural disorders and or hearing impairment including adults who may be illiterate. These patients include children with significant sight defects and patients where the first language is not English considerable empathy and communication skills will be required.

To carry out pre and post operative assessments for patients undergoing strabismus surgery assisting with post operative alignment using adjustable suture technique when appropriate.

To advise and liaise with ophthalmologists regarding appropriate timing and or type of muscle surgery.

To be able to respond to changing needs and development within the service.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Well-being Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job Description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click 'Apply now' to view in TRAC.

Person Specification



  • Reflective Practitioner
  • Presentation of Audit


  • Experience of Visual Field Testing
  • Experience of Audit



  • Degree or equivalent in Orthoptics
  • HCPC Registration
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Excellent interpersonal skills


  • Member/ Student Member of BIOS
  • Experience/ Knowledge of LogMar

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


Royal Gwent Hospital

Cardiff Road


NP20 2UB

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