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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/02/2021.


Job Reference: 824-CHD-5697

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
L5 Barnet Orthoptics, Edgware
£43,712 - £49,325 pa inc. HCAS - pro-rata

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster and Hertfordshire - Watford, St Albans, Potters Bar, Hemel Hempstead, Harpenden.

We are rated Good by the Care Quality Commission and are ranked among top NHS employers. Community healthcare is our focus and our passion. We champion the role of community health professionals to make sure our patients get great care closer to home.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a self-motivated, resourceful Optometrist to work for CLCH Barnet providing excellent care in the community providing high quality Optometry care.

We have a part time 0.2 WTE Band 7 post for Specialised Optometrist with interest in paediatric ophthalmology and previous experience of refracting children.

We are looking for somebody with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a positive and innovative approach to service development and a commitment to working within a multi-disciplinary team

Specialist Optometrist post provides an exciting opportunity to work in CLCH community Paediatric Eye Service in the Borough of Barnet. (Vale Drive Health Care Centre, Edgware Community Hospital & Oak Lane Health Clinic)

The post holder will be a member of the dynamic multi-disciplinary Orthoptic/Optometrist/Ophthalmologist team, working with a mixed caseload of clients

This will include running community clinics with patients referred from vision screening failures and referral management service (GP’s)

Applicants should have at least 2 years’ experience and some experience with children

GOC registration is essential for this post.

You will be responsible for the assessment and management of children

You will be required to communicate complex needs and provide training to junior staff.

You should have good organisational skills, a commitment to multi-disciplinary working and an understanding of working alongside services

As part of your role, you will be expected to build and maintain key relationships with community referrers to the services as well as partners in the community, across CLCH.

If you feel that you have the desire and ability to deliver an efficient and effective service then please apply.

Just as we care about our patients’ wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:

  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London – (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Support with gaining your driving license *T&C’s apply
  • Car lease scheme *T&C’s apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

At CLCH we appreciate and are proud of the diversity in the communities we serve and the workforce we employ. Applications are open and welcome to anyone, regardless of your age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and disability. We are proud to say that we follow the workforce race equality standard and 28% of our senior staff (8A and above) are from a BME background. CLCH also has active BME and LGBT networks.

Please be aware that all communications about this vacancy will be received to you via email and text message. Always check your inbox and junk mail folders and provide a UK mobile number if available.

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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