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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/03/2021.

Specialist Optometrist

Job Reference: 415-Z21-101

Employer:
Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Department:
Ophthalmology
Location:
Barnstaple
Salary:
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata

NDHT is a unique organisation with integrated acute and community services across North Devon. The acute hospital provides a full complement of secondary care services for the local population, including emergency care, cancer services, and maternity and paediatric services.

Staff at NDHT get a work-life balance like nowhere else. At work, they are part of a supportive team, in roles that deliver all the challenges you would want from a career in the NHS. In their spare time, they are out surfing, hiking, cycling and enjoying the most amazing scenery that Devon has to offer, with beautiful beaches just a stone’s throw away from the hospital. This makes the area especially perfect for families as well as anyone looking for a new start away from stressful city life.

The ophthalmology department is well-known in the region for its training and how it encourages and supports its clinicians to gain excellent experience in a variety of ophthalmic sub-specialties.

This post is offered on a permanent part-time (27 hours per week) basis, plus, an optional additional 8 hours per week available until March 2022.

We are open to considering applicants looking for developmental route from Band 6 to Band 7.

Closing Date: 30th March 2021




This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

Pay award due with effect from Thursday 1st April 2021, implementation pending NHS Employers publication.


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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