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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/09/2019.

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Orthoptist Band 5

Job Reference: 358-1890949-MSK-SW

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Orthoptic graduate with a qualification in Orthoptics and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council, to join our team of 15 Orthoptists

We have an exciting opportunity for highly motivated, innovative and enthusiastic individual to work within the multi professional team in the Ophthalmology department

The Orthoptic Department at UHL sees all types of ocular motility disorders and we provide a large neuro-ophthalmology service and receive referrals from other specialties including, maxilo facial, endocrinology and paediatrics. Extended roles within the department include Goldmann and Humphrey visual field testing, biometry and intra ocular pressure measurements. We provide the orthoptic service for 6 peripheral community hospitals.

This role is intricate to the delivery of the service and you will be expected to work closely with other departments within the Trust to provide high quality, holistic patient centred care.

We are looking for candidates who share our passion for patient care, with a strong belief in influencing the quality agenda, who are willing to work within a multi-disciplinary team to provide innovative, rapid, joined up care to patients in an environment that supports the education and development of all colleagues alike. There will be evening and weekend working.

If you have the drive to provide an excellent patient experience, and enthusiasm for personal and professional development, we are waiting to hear from you.

Closing Date: 05/09/2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Hanish Chauhan - Deputy Head Orthoptist: (0116) 258 5777

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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