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Job Reference: 408-WUTH-19-337

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Arrowe park Hospital, Wirral
£24,214 - £30,112 pa

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as “competent and caring staff” by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral’s only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of £337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible to major airports and has excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

An opportunity has arisen at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for a newly qualified Orthoptist. We are looking for a full time Band 5 Orthoptist (37.5hours/week), to work as part of our friendly team, consisting of seven Orthoptists, eight consultant Ophthalmologists, seven Optometrists, two Ophthalmic Photographers and five Ophthalmic technicians.

The successful candidate will gain experience in a wide range of orthoptic services, which will include working as a member of a highly specialist team in paediatric ophthalmology, ocular motility and neuro-ophthalmology clinics.

The position is based at Arrowe Park Hospital with a possibility of single handed community clinics across the Wirral Peninsula, as competency increases.

We are an accredited department for orthoptic under-graduates on placement and as a teaching hospital we are involved in the clinical teaching of medical students, junior doctors, student nurses and pre-registration optometrists. An interest in teaching will therefore be an advantage. We are committed to CPD and allocate time for this.

A degree or diploma in Orthoptics and state registration with the HCPC is essential

This post would be suitable for an orthoptist who has recently qualified and is looking for a post to complete their preceptorship year.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Victoria Smerdon, Consultant Orthoptist 0151 604 7402 or email

Following your application via NHS Jobs, your information will be imported into our third party recruitment system – Trac Jobs. All subsequent information regarding your application will then be generated from and this is where you will be able to track the progress of your application. This will ensure we deal with your application quickly and efficiently.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in the application, to its third party management system.

Please note; that if you are offered a position, your personal details will automatically be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system (ESR).

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) 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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