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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/01/2021.

Advanced Orthoptist (Medical Retina)

Job Reference: 374-SR1766

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Conquest Hospital, St Leonards on Sea
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provides NHS hospital and community services throughout East Sussex. We provide our services at two district general hospitals, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, community hospitals in Bexhill, Crowborough, Lewes, Uckfield and Rye and a number of clinics and health centres, GP surgeries, schools and in people’s homes.

The trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the improving working lives of all our staff.

A wide range of staff benefits are available to staff and these include:Staff development, Pension scheme, Auto-enrolment to our Temporary Workforce Service ( staff bank) On-site nurseries within the acute hospitals, staff restaurants and on-site accommodation

Please download and read the Recruitment Information Leaflet, attached as a document to this advert, as it will help you in the completion of your application

A career development opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated orthoptist to join our busy, friendly department for a permanent post based at Conquest and Bexhill Hospitals, with some sessions at other sites including Eastbourne DGH. The orthoptic service comprises 8 orthoptists and 6 Vision Technicians. We have 9 consultant ophthalmologists across the Trust and benefit from an in-house Optometry service . The cross-site orthoptic department provides a full paediatric and adult ocular motility service, including stroke assessment, max-fax and endocrinology patients with specialist posts providing extended roles within Glaucoma, Medical Retina and LVA services plus an orthoptic-led school vision screening programme and orthoptic assessment of children in special schools.

The department actively supports CPD through regular journal clubs, audit and joint teaching sessions and is an accredited placement site for Orthoptic students

A Degree or Diploma in orthoptics and current HCPC registration are essential. Post registration experience in delivering intravitreal injections is desirable however this post provides a valuable career development opportunity as full training can be provided and learning will be supported.

A relevant teaching qualification and experience of teaching orthoptic under-graduate students are also desirable.

Accommodation may be available on site within the Trust staff residences, if required, for the first few months.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameFiona CrottyJob titleHead OrthoptistEmail addressfiona.crotty@nhs.netTelephone number0300 131 4500 Ext 773183/734783

Patients come first at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

We work in partnership with commissioners, other providers, our staff and volunteers as part of a locally focused and integrated network of health and social care in the county.

Our vision is to be:

  • The healthcare provider of first choice for the people of East Sussex.

Our mission is to:

  • Deliver better health outcomes and an excellent experience for everyone we provide with healthcare services.

Our strategic objectives are to:

  • Improve quality and clinical outcomes by ensuring that safe patient care is our highest priority.
  • Play a leading role in local partnerships to meet the needs of our local population and improve and enhance patients’ experiences.
  • Use our resources efficiently and effectively for the benefit of our patients and their care to ensure our services are clinically, operationally and financially sustainable.

Our aims are that all services delivered by the Trust are:

  • Safe
  • Effective
  • Caring
  • Responsive and
  • Well led

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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