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Band 7 Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Please see attached job for more information about this role and working at Finchley Memorial Hospital.

Main duties of the job

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.)

You may also be required to review patient cancellation, DNA and triage prospective clinics and be flexible working Monday-Saturday.

About us

We are pleased to offer an opportunity for an experienced optometrist to join our friendly team of Orthoptists, Optometrists and Ophthalmic vision Scientists at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

We are seeking to appoint an enhanced Clinical practitioner Optometrist to work in their extended roles for in-person and virtual clinics within ophthalmology clinics. . The successful candidate will work at various sites Finchley Memorial Hospital, The Royal Free and Whittington Hospitals

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

Please see attached job for more information about this role and working at Finchley Memorial Hospital.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

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

Skills and aptitudes


  • High level of literacy
  • IT literate
  • Ability to demonstrate professional knowledge and skills (able to access, appraise and apply evidence in practice)
  • Experience of working within multi professional settings and contributing to effective team working.
  • Clinical experience working within an Ophthalmic setting
  • Supporting Ophthalmology Consultant led clinics across subspecialties, glaucoma, emergency eye care, medical retina.
  • Experience providing macular injections
  • Ability to deliver safe clinical practice, incorporating human factors in all decision-making processes.
  • Ability to manage complex, sensitive information and understanding barriers to communication, adjusting mode of communication to enable patient needs to be met.
  • Able to work under pressure and to deal with emergency situations safely and effectively.
  • Ability to manage complex and challenging patient centred situations professionally and effectively.
  • Demonstrate skilled written, verbal and presentation communication skills
  • Ability to maintain accurate and up to date records
  • Positive attitude to innovation and change.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to work under own initiative and plan and prioritise own workload, this includes clinical and academic workloads
  • Interest in clinical research and audit
  • Teaching of fellow health professionals


  • Presentations to colleagues/peers

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Finchley Memorial Hospital Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC)

Granville Road


N12 0JE

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