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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/10/2021.

Diabetic Eye Screener

Job Reference: 321-NOTSS3-RS-1083-B4-D

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
£22,549 - £24,882 £21,089-£23,761

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

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Oxfordshire Diabetic Eye Screening Programme provides a countywide photographic eye screening service for persons with diabetes (approximately 30,500 patients) for the early detection of diabetic eye disease.

We are looking for Two Retinal Screeners to join our well established Diabetic Eye Screening Programme based at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

You will be required to run screening clinics in hospital and community based locations independently and will be expected to move the retinal screening equipment between clinics using a department vehicle. You will also be required to travel to a range of clinic locations within the Oxfordshire area so a full driving licence and access to your own vehicle is essential for this post. This is a full time position and will consist of a mixture of screening days and occasional office based days and will include working weekends. Experienced screeners or trainees will be considered for this post. Trainees will be required to undertake the NVQ Level 3 Health Screeners qualification.

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator who is flexible and able to deal with a range of different people in their day-to-day work, some with very specific needs.

Previous experience of dealing with service users in a healthcare setting and experience/ability to learn new IT systems is desirable.



For further details / informal visits contact:

NameHelen LipinskiJob titleProgramme Manager - Oxfordshire Diabetic Eye Screening ProgrammeEmail addresshelen.lipinski@ouh.nhs.ukTelephone number01865 743315Additional contact information

Helen Lipinski, or 01865 743315, 07824 626955.

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