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Band 5 Orthoptist

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£28,834 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic Band 5 orthoptist to join our team at University Hospital of Wales. The successful applicant will work within a busy ophthalmology team including orthoptists, optometrists and ophthalmologists to cover all aspects of core orthoptic work and will have the opportunity to gain experience in speciality clinics such as thyroid eye clinic and specialised paediatric ophthalmology. The department encourages participation in regular journal club and CPD sessions and will support any newly qualified orthoptists with mentorship.

Main duties of the job

The role will be across 2 main clinics within the site, serving adult orthoptic patients and paediatric patients within the Children's Hospital of Wales.

The successful applicant will manage routine orthoptic referral cases across all age ranges and assist in the examination and management of patients being seen by the paediatric and neuro ophthalmology teams. In addition to this the postholder will work in a specialised thyroid eye clinic and also see referrals from the stroke service within the trust, as part of the orthoptic team as a whole.

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

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents.

Person Specification



  • BSc or Diploma qualification in Orthoptics


  • Passed clinical placements or relevant clinical experience



  • Must be registered with HCPC

Languages Spoken


  • Welsh speaker

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XW

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