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Healthcare Scientist/Advanced Optometrist/Advanced Orthoptist, Visual

Job Reference: 358-3426041-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Ophthalmic and Vision Science - Electrodiagnostics (Clinical Scientist/Optometrist/Orthoptist)
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£32,306 - £53,219 NHS AfC Band 7 pro rata

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

An opportunity has arisen to join the Electrodiagnostic service (EDS) in the Medical Physics Department as a Healthcare Scientist, Advanced Optometrist or Advanced Orthoptist

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and compassionate member of staff, who wants an opportunity to take their career to the next level, to join the EDS team at the University Hospitals of Leicester .

You will contribute to the provision of high quality, safe and comprehensive testing of visual function for adult and paediatric patient populations, through performing specialised diagnostic tests in clinic, ward or theatre environments and analysing and preparing test results for reporting.

You will also have the opportunity to assist in the training and supervision of junior staff in EDS and to provide an active/integral role in the research activities of the section.

The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, confident and self-motivated. To perform well in this position you will need to be reliable, a good team player, be able to use your initiative, prioritise your workload whilst dealing with changing priorities and be willing to learn and undertake training and development as the role requires. Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are essential as you will be in contact with a range of staff/professions as well as patients and carers.

We operate under the department’s ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System; you will be expected to take part in team meetings and support managers with keeping the system up to date.

This is an excellent opportunity to build on and develop existing clinical, research and reporting skills. If you are innovative, motivated and look forward to new challenges then this is the post for you.

Please note that this vacancy will close as soon as sufficient number of applications are received. If you are interested in this post we advise that you apply as soon as possible.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Joanne Cowe

Job title: Head of EDS

Email address:

Telephone number: 0116 258 6066

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

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UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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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