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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/02/2021.

Specialist Orthoptist

Job Reference: 218-JC-AHP-B6-2868385

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Specialist Orthoptist
University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust, Coventry
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust is one of the UK’s leading teaching Trusts, providing acute and specialist services to a population of over 1 million. We have a strong reputation for innovation, clinical research, teaching and high-quality patient care and are the principal teaching hospital for Warwick Medical School.

We employ over 9000 staff, have a turnover of £660 million and have 1.7 million patient contacts a year. The Trust comprises of two busy hospitals with over 1,300 beds and 32 operating theatres, running clinical services from a number of other sites.

Our vision is to be a national and international leader in healthcare; our values-driven organisational development programme and our UHCWi methodology developed through our partnership with the Virginia Mason Institute are key to us achieving this vision by focussing on improving services via lean methodology.

Band 6 Orthoptist 1.0WTE 37.5 fixed term for 12/12 period

We welcome applications for a full time band 6 Orthoptist post for a 12 month fixed term position commencing as soon as possible.

This post gives an excellent opportunity for a qualified Orthoptist to join this large and very busy department of 18 Orthoptists, 1 ECLO and 3 Visual Fields Technicians.

You will be a member of a dynamic team consisting of both recently qualified colleagues as well as those with many years of clinical experience.

The Ophthalmology Department has 14 Consultants including a Paediatric Ophthalmology Specialist.

The scope of the Orthoptic Department is the provision of service across two sites- the main acute hospital at Coventry and a satellite hospital at Rugby. There is also an extensive community Orthoptic service which covers Coventry, Rugby and North Warwickshire.

Depending upon experience, the post will cover a wide range of Orthoptic practice. In addition to core activity, this includes input into paediatric and adult ocular motility services and Orthoptic adult & paediatric casualty patients. There is orthoptic involvement in taking non mydriatic fundus photographs and adjustable measurements in theatre, stroke, special schools, school screening and pre -school screening (some of which is single handed working), biometry and Goldmann & Humphrey field testing. There may also be the opportunity to observe/work within a new anterior segment /uveitis service.

Training will be given where necessary to meet the needs of service delivery.

You must hold a degree in Orthoptics (or equivalent qualification) and be HCPC registered at the time of appointment. For informal enquiries please contact Helen Simpson Head Orthoptist on 024 7696 6522.



For further details / informal visits contact:

NameHelen SimpsonJob titleHead OrthoptistEmail addresshelen.simpson@uhcw.nhs.ukTelephone number02476 966522

Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders

If you are invited to attend interview you will be asked to set up an account with the Trac recruitment system in order to confirm your interview time

The Trust is committed to Equal Opportunities within the workplace; all applicants who have a disability and who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be interviewed. Where a post has an overwhelming response, this Trust may use random selection in order to reduce numbers to interview, any disabled applicants will automatically be guaranteed an interview and will be exempt from this process.

If you are short-listed for this post you will be contacted by the Resourcing Department via email. Due to the high volume of applications for some posts, we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful, if you do not hear from us within four weeks of the stated closing date for the post, please assume that you have not been successful with that specific application.

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.

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

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