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Band 7 Medical Retina Practitioner - Ophthalmology

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
18 Aug 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
In partnership with the multidisciplinary team, work as an autonomous Clinical Nurse Specialist or Medical Retina Ophthalmic Practitioner utilising specialist knowledge and advanced clinical skills to undertake a holistic assessment of ophthalmic patients. The post holder will interpret investigations to arrive at a diagnosis and the implementation of a management plan. Work cross sites at the Trust in the delivery of Medical Retina care.

The post holder is accountable for their safe, effective clinical practice and working as part of the medical retina team, supporting team performance, ensuring efficient and effective use of physical and human resources.

The post holder will be professionally accountable for the maintenance of standards and professional practice as set by Trust Policies/Procedures, the NMC Code of Professional Standards of Practice and Behaviour / General Optical Council / British and Irish Orthoptic Society / Health and Care Professions Council and relevant professional guidelines.

The post holder has responsibility for continuing professional development and the ongoing audit and development of the role in relation to the needs of the service and will promote excellence in ophthalmic practice through the integration of expert clinical practice, acting as a resource and role model to provide support, advice and supervision to new colleagues and junior staff including learners. Acting as resource for education and development within the service.

Main duties of the job

Provide highly visible clinical presence demonstrating expert knowledge, high standards of clinical practice and provide support/ advice when necessary to patients, staff, families, and carers. Be accessible to patients, staff, families, and their carers' providing for advice and support

Undertake administration of intravitreal treatment within the Ophthalmology department across the Trust

Accountable for episodes of care for patients: - assessment, diagnosis and decision to discharge or referral as required ensuring patients receive the highest standard of clinical care

Undertake virtual and face to face clinics in the management of patients receiving intravitreal treatment

Contribute to practice development through audit and development of clinical guidelines/ procedure and policy. Support analysis of data relating to patient outcomes and experience supporting quality and safety assurance processes to inform service development / improvement.

Support the professional development of others through supervision, assessment and coaching and role modelling.

Actively participate in and lead on aspects of service and departmental projects, audits, quality initiatives and statutory accreditation processes. Including the setting, monitoring of clinical standards and treatment on a regular basis. Contribute or undertake a lead role in updating of protocols, guidelines, policy, and procedures.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Professional Registration (GOC, NMC, HCPC)
  • *Evidence of post registration CPD / Post registration qualification ie: ENB 346 or equivalent ( OCCCF) / Medical Retina (Professional Certificate) or equivalent experience with a commitment to undertake


  • *Non -- Medical Prescriber/ Supplementary prescriber / willingness to undertake - where applicable to the role



  • *Significant experience working at band 6 level or equivalent as an Optometrist/Orthoptist/Registered Nurse within a background in treating patients with eye-related disorders and conditions
  • *Evidence of the ability to revalidate as required by (GOC, NMC, HCPC)
  • *Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of ongoing professional development/ competence
  • *Demonstrate expert knowledge underpinned by theory and CPD relevant to speciality
  • *Experience and enthusiasm for developing educational programmes and teaching / assessing and supervising others in a clinical setting
  • *Working in a multi-disciplinary and cross agency work environment


  • *Extensive experience of working autonomously at a specialist level in ophthalmology with eye related disorders associated with the post applied for
  • *Experience of delivering change management both personally and as a facilitator
  • *Experience in service development
  • *Experience of patient service user advocacy role

Additional Criteria


  • *Willingness to travel to different practice settings across UHB on / off site associated with the service requirements.
  • *Ability to adapt behaviour to changing circumstances.
  • *Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • *Ability to communicate articulately and motivate others.
  • *Evidence of flexible and innovative approach to service delivery and development.
  • *Ability to work a varied shift pattern where required.
  • *Ability to act on own initiative

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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