Advanced Specialist Orthoptist

Band 7

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Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,280 - £43,469 pa incl HCAS
20/11/2017 23:59

Frimley Health is a Trust where great care and great careers go hand in hand. We’re three hospitals working closely with each other and with the communities we serve in Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire and Buckinghamshire  - our organisation has brought Heatherwood and Wexham hospitals into the fold of Frimley Park Hospital and its wider community services.

You’ll find the highest standards of clinical excellence across our locations and a friendly, supportive, open culture that brings everyone together. For our team it means a great day-to-day working experience – in a Trust with strong leadership, a clear sense of direction and an exciting vision for the future. The investment and changes ahead make this an exciting place to be. You can play your part in delivering exceptional patient care, while continuing to grow, develop and progress through first class learning and training.

An experienced Orthoptist is required to join our ophthalmic team to provide Orthoptic support in our ophthalmology outpatients department within the Eye Treatment Centre.

We are looking for a highly motivated and flexible individual to join our team with the ability to show initiative and demonstrate excellent communication skills.

You will head a team of Orthoptists/Optoms and other members of the Orthoptic Department working in collaboration with 8 consultant Ophthalmologists.

You will be based at Frimley Park Hospital in our purpose built Ophthalmic Treatment Centre. The service also covers a large geographical area in special schools, hospitals and health centres across the region.

The Orthoptic Department provides a comprehensive range of adult and paediatric services, including pre-operative cataract assessment, low visual aid and stable glaucoma clinics and is also accredited with the HCPC for teaching undergraduates.

Applicants must have a degree/diploma in orthoptics, be state registered with the Health Care Professions Council.

Applications are welcomed from Orthoptist wishing to join the Trust with a minimum of 4-5 year’s experience at Band 6

Interview Date: 22nd November 2017

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Ady Gomersall TC Eye Unit Manager on 01276 526180 or Lorraine North, Consultant Orthoptist on 01276 604687.

If you have problems applying, contact

01276 526100