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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/10/2020.

Specialist Orthoptist

Job Reference: 425-A-20-44364

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum/pro rata

A part time Band 6 Orthoptist is required to join a friendly team of 14 Orthoptists, 4 Optometrists, 6 Paediatric Nurses and 5 Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologists and 1 Staff Grade specialising in strabismus and paediatric ophthalmology.

Applications are invited from state registered Orthoptists, internal candidates only.

The position offers the opportunity to work in general Orthoptic, specialised ophthalmic clinics and combined orthoptic-optometry triage clinics as well as assessing children as in-patients or from the Emergency Department. The department liaises with paediatric specialities such as Audiology, Haematology, Oncology, Neurology, Genetics, the Education team for visually impaired children and support officers from charitable organisations such as Action for Blind. The position also includes participation in school vision screening and being a clinical tutor for student on placement from University of Sheffield.

Clinics are held at Sheffield Children’s Hospital and The Northern General Hospital and may be at any other Trust location if required.

Please contact Julia Ennis or Jyoti Williams for informal enquiries about this post

All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£45). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

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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