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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/01/2021.

Optometrist

Job Reference: 434-SCC2776509

Employer:
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Department:
Optometry
Location:
Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury
Salary:
£31,365 - £37,890 pa

At Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust we have lots to be proud of:

  • We are an integral member of the Buckinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) providing both acute and community services, and at the forefront in developing ICP systems and new models of care.
  • The Trust’s latest CQC inspection report, rated the Trust as “Good” overall, “Outstanding” for caring with an “Outstanding” end of life service and a range of “Outstanding ”practices in areas such as the Emergency department, adult community services and outpatients.We have been ranked as one of the UK's top hospitals by health intelligence specialists CHKS.
  • Our Stroke Unit has maintained the ‘A grade’ in the latest Royal College of Physicians’ Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) audit
  • We are the home for the National Spinal Injuries centre, the birthplace of the Paralympics.

Owing to increased demand a vacancy has arisen for a Band 6 Optometrist in the Optometry Department at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. You would be involved in providing core services which could include refraction of children and adults, medical contact lenses and low vision assessment, plus biometry prior to cataract surgery.

Although the post is initially for one year it would provide the post holder with a good grounding for a long-term career in hospital optometry. Buckinghamshire Healthcare Optometry department also has higher-level optometrists working in extended roles including electrodiagnostics, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, AMD, paediatric and YAG laser clinics. This demonstrates some of the possible further career opportunities for an optometrist working with us, should an opportunity arise in the future.

The ideal candidate will have a background in hospital optometry, but it is not essential and training will be given as required. However, a genuine interest and commitment to hospital optometry is a strict requirement!

Optometry services are provided at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury, and Wycombe and Amersham hospitals. You may be required to work at any of the sites, so use of your own car is essential. Travel expenses between sites are refunded.

For further details / informal visits contact:

David Sculfor, Consultant Optometrist and Head of Optometry

Email address : d.sculfor@nhs.net

Telephone number 01296 315929




We are committed to providing staff with learning and development opportunities to support their career progression. We also offer on-site subsidised childcare, flexible working and a generous pension.

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and are constantly striving to improve the working lives of our staff. We do not offer London Weighting. It is Trust policy that travel expenses for interview will not be reimbursed.

The post will close on the closing date stated at midnight. Please note that we may when necessary be required to close a job prior to the closing date, due to a large number of applications or change in circumstance. Contact with candidates will be made via the email address on your application form. Therefore, ensure that this email address is checked regularly.

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications providing the position satisfies the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration service require employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the Government UK visas and immigration website.

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