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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/08/2021.

Specialist Optometrist

Job Reference: 241-118JM-21-A

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, Bolton
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust was formed in 2008 and, in 2011, we became an integrated provider with community health services joining the trust. Covering a catchment area that also incorporates parts of Bury, Wigan and Salford, we deliver hospital and community based services from the Royal Bolton Hospital in Farnworth and from 20 health centres across Bolton, to a catchment population of 320,000 people. We have a CQC rating as good overall and we have some key areas of outstanding practice with an outstanding rating for being well led at every level.

Buildings, names and models of care have changed over the centuries, but one thing has remained constant and is prevalent among our 5,900+ staff members: the enduring commitment to providing the best health and care for the people of Bolton.

Optometrist - Acute/Same Day Emergency Care

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and dynamic Optometrist to join our team of 7 Optometrists, 6 Orthoptists,10 Consultant Ophthalmologists and 7 Associate Specialists offering a range of specialties. We are looking for an Optometrist to undertake dedicated clinics to support our same day emergency care pathway.

We provide community paediatric clinics; community paediatric special needs clinics, low vision clinics, specialist contact lenses and general hospital refraction clinics. You will be involved in managing urgent and same day emergency care of patients referred from Accident and Emergency as part of your role.

You must hold a valid UK driving licence and own a car to be able to access community clinics if support is needed.

The successful person may be involved in retinal, pre/post-assessment cataract, laser and glaucoma clinics alongside ophthalmologists as well as support our same day emergency care pathway.

The Ophthalmic Department is committed to clinical teaching and we supervise pre-registration Optometry graduates on a regular basis and often partake in assisting undergraduate orthoptic and nursing students with their clinical experience. Junior doctors often join us in refraction clinics. Experience in supervision is, therefore, desirable but not essential.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Rachel Brierley, Optometrist Specialist

Tel: 01204 390390 extension 144806

The vision of this Trust is to be recognised by the people of Bolton and beyond as an excellent provider of health and care services and a great place to work. We are striving to attract, recruit and retain high calibre skilled staff which reflect our communities. We are an inclusive employer who trains and develops our staff in a positive learning environment. We aim to be consciously inclusive and therefore applications from all sectors of the community are welcomed. We would particularly encourage candidates from a black and minority ethnic (BAME) background and candidates with health conditions or impairments.

From time to time we may need to close a vacancy early when in receipt of a sufficient number of applications. If you are interested in this post and wish to be considered, we strongly advise you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

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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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