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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/08/2021.

Specialist Optometrist

Job Reference: 439-C&G-379

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
Optical Services
Darlington Memorial Hospital
£31,365 to £37,890 per annum pro rata

We are actively recruiting to vacancies across the Trust. We would like to encourage applicants to apply via NHS Jobs and to inform candidates that interviews will be taking place remotely via video / Microsoft Teams.

We are extremely grateful to all new applicants and our current staff who have made enquiries and referrals to our bank and recruitment team. Thank you for supporting the NHS, your Trust and community during this challenging time.

Job Title – Specialist Optometrist

Band 6 – Part time

Base – Darlington Memorial Hospital

The orthoptic and optometry team at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust consists of a team of orthoptists and part time Optometrists working closely together and with the Consultant Ophthalmologists to provide a high standard of care to our paediatric and adult patients. We work to the Trusts ethos of providing the patient with “safe, compassionate, joined-up care”.

We are looking for and enthusiastic and motivated optometrist to join our team working specifically with paediatric patients providing multi-disciplinary clinics with the consultant Paediatric ophthalmologist and in a collaborative clinic with the orthoptist. Both clinics involve a mix of new and review patients of all ages and abilities including children with learning difficulties and strong collaborative team working. In addition to skills with dilated retinoscopy you will be required to perform ophthalmoscopy on dilated paediatric patients and work closely with the other team members to manage the cases. This role gives a unique opportunity to use your knowledge in strabismus and BSV and gain valuable experience in the management of complex cases not manged in the private setting.

If you would like more information please contact the department via email

Mrs Gail Tatton – Head Orthoptist at or Mrs Helen Downey – Deputy Head Orthoptist on

Contact number:- 0191 333 2411

Please note the interviews for this role would be scheduled to take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 30th June 2021.



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