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Optometrist & Contact Lens Optician

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
The new appointee will work alongside the clinical lead optometrists to ensure a comprehensive and co-ordinated medical contact lens and low vision service. The appointee will be appraised in their clinical role and advice and support for career progression will be available from the Clinical lead for Optometry and Cornea.

The successful appointee will be responsible for ensuring that the department's consistently high standards of patient care are maintained by taking a patient focused approach in all planned activities.

Main duties of the job

Work in accordance to the SOP and clinical protocols.

Work in the medical contact lens service within their approved level of competence.

Work in the low vision service with their approved level of competence.
  • Maintain standards and practice in accordance with the GOC/ABDO Code of Professional Conduct, national guidelines and local Trust policies/guidelines.
  • Be responsible for providing and updating relevant patient information.
  • Be conversant with Trust Policies and guidelines and ensure compliance.
  • Be able to work flexibly in order to meet the demands on the service. This may involve changes to the timetable with reasonable notice provided.

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:

high-quality care for all,being a great place to work,partnerships for impact, andresearch and education excellenceAnd we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:

we are compassionate,we are proud,we are inclusive, andwe are one teamThis is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post holder will provide expert clinical care for patients requiring medical contact lenses.
  • The post holder will train to provide low vision clinics in the community setting.
  • The post holder will assist in development of optometrists, nursing & other allied health staff.
  • This post will join a large team consisting of Optometry Unit in ophthalmology department consisting of 28 consultants and several medical staff and allied health professionals.
  • The post holder will work closely within the optometry unit with the Cornea and Optometry lead and senior optometrists who work in contact lens and low vision department.

(please refer to the job description/person specification for full details on the role)

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • GOC registered Dispensing Optician qualification
  • Contact lens Certificate


  • Low vision certificate



  • Minimum 4 years of contact lens experience


  • 1 year of advanced contact lens experience
  • 1 year of Low vision experience

Communication and relationship skills


  • Excellent communication skills in written, verbal and electronic modes
  • Able to Imparting sensitive or Interview, Application distressing information, communicate across a wide spectrum including patients, relatives, staff at all levels and outside agencies



  • Knowledge of different contact lens types and materials to fir different conditions
  • Knowledge of contact lens complications and management


  • Knowledge of specialist hospital lenses
  • Knowledge of different optical and non-optical low vision aids and their use in patients with vision problems
  • Knowledge of local services for visually impaired

Planning and organisation skills


  • Ability to plan and organise a broad range of complex activities


  • Ability to provide education, teaching and training to junior members of staff

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to and understanding of the importance of treating all Interview, Application individuals with dignity and respect appropriate to their individual needs

Commitment to Trust Values and Behaviours


  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trust's Values and Behaviours

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Leicester Royal Infirmary



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