Specialist Orthoptist

Band 6

Main area
Planned Care
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part Time 15 hours per week
Job ref
359-SS5752-A
Site
Maidstone Hospital
Town
Maidstone
Salary
£26,565 - £35,577 pa pro rata
Closing
23/02/2018 23:59

Applications are invited from an enthusiastic Orthoptist to join our friendly team of 14 Orthoptists, 14 Ophthalmologists and 7 hospital Optometrists based in the purpose built eye clinic at Maidstone General Hospital serving a population of approximately 900,000 within the Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells, Medway and Swale areas.

Post graduate clinical experience is preferable but not essential – newly qualified graduates are welcome to apply and start as a Band 5 progressing to a Band 6 after successfully working through preceptorship competencies.

The Orthoptists at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust have an interesting and varied workload with 2 Ophthalmologists who specialise in ocular motility. This post includes BTXA clinics, joint Orthoptic and Ophthalmology paediatric and oculoplastic clinics, general Orthoptic clinics and supporting the busy emergency eye service. This involves working at Maidstone Hospital and Medway Hospital so a current clean driving license and access to a car is essential.

The Orthoptic department is an accredited clinical placement for Liverpool and Sheffield University Orthoptic undergraduates and is also actively involved in teaching other professionals such as pre-registration Optometrists. An interest in developing teaching skills or a teaching qualification is therefore preferable.

The Orthoptists have extended roles in SLD, SEN, VI, stroke and glaucoma and with encouragement from the departments Orthoptic clinical tutor we regularly participate in department audit, research, journal clubs, clinical governance and training days for CPD.

You must hold a degree or diploma in Orthoptics and be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at enhanced level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

Closing Date: Midnight, Friday 23rd February 2018

Interviews:  Monday 12th March 2018

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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

Helen Rogers, Head Orthoptis
01622 226304

Mrs Dani Dudley, Deputy Head Orthoptist
01622 226236

If you have problems applying, contact

Telephone
01622 220118