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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/07/2021.

Orthoptist Advanced

Job Reference: 213-DH-0950-A

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Denmark Hill, London
£45,780 - £51,393 per annum, inc HCA

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 13,500 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) sites at Denmark Hill in Camberwell and at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in the London Borough of Bromley.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic orthoptist to join our friendly team in this busy eye clinic.

This is a 12 month, full-time contract to cover a secondment. In addition to clinical duties, the post holder will contribute to teaching and developing practice, they will be supported through learning opportunities and CPD.

The successful applicant will join a team of 10 orthoptists, 4 optometrists, and 2 photographers working alongside 11 consultant ophthalmologists. The post holder will work collaboratively to deliver a range of services including paediatrics, community clinics, neuro-ophthalmology, ocular motility and strabismus.

The Ophthalmology department at King’s is large, covering 4 major hospital sites across South East London. We serve a dynamic, diverse and vibrant local population. In addition, we also receive a large number of tertiary referrals for our specialist services (including glaucoma, medical and surgical retina, cornea, neuro-ophthalmology, paediatrics, anterior segment, uveitis and oculo-plastics). We are also involved in retinal research trials.

Applicants should hold relevant orthoptic qualifications and have HCPC registration.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Garth Johnston

Job title Head Optical Services

Email address

Telephone number 020 3299 1668


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King's College Hospital is part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), a pioneering collaboration between King's College London, and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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