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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/08/2021.

Staff Optometrist

Job Reference: 349-EAD-3271381

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester
£31,365 - £37,890 p.a

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

This post is an ideal opportunity for an optometrist to consolidate their knowledge and develop a role within hospital optometry.

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital is a leading teaching eye hospital in the North West region and we are a centre of excellence for ophthalmic care, with over 35 consultant ophthalmologists and a range of sub-specialties. In 2009 the Eye Hospital moved to an impressive new purpose-built hospital.

The optometry department is a major component of the eye hospital's out-patient department. The core optometry services include refraction (routine, diagnostic and paediatric), complex medical contact lens management and low vision rehabilitation. The optometry department also incorporates a large perimetry service and a dispensing optician service. The department has several extended optometrist roles in various ophthalmic disciplines including cataract services, glaucoma, macular treatments, paediatric services (low vision and contact lenses) and acute services.

Previous hospital optometry experience is desirable, although not essential, as in-house training is provided regularly through our highly experienced optometrists. You must be registered with the General Optical Council and hold a degree in Optometry.

In return we will provide a comprehensive induction programme and you will be appraised on a yearly basis with a view to developing knowledge and skills where appropriate.

This is a full time position and some Saturday work will be required.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDr Kevin CassJob titlePrincipal OptometristEmail addresskevin.cass@mft.nhs.ukAdditional contact information

Other contacts: for this post are:

Mrs Helen Wilson

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £26.85(standard disclosure) or £43.85(enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT would like to develop a committed, flexible workforce that is able to adapt to the changing needs of the NHS. We aim to support employees who wish to work flexibly, to allow them to maintain a healthy work life balance and fair consideration will be given to any flexible working requests.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.

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.

UK Registration

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

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