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Diabetic Retinal Photographer

Job Reference: 419-1748053-DRP-GM

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
General Medicine
£18,813 - £20,795 pro rata

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Do you share our values? We’re looking for applications from people who:

  • care about what they do;
  • respect and value others;
  • listen in order to improve; and
  • always do what they can to be helpful

…to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.

Hours: 22.5 hours per week

Contract Type: 12 months fixed term

North Yorkshire Diabetic Eye Screening Programme is looking to recruit a new person to join the Retinal Screening Team based in Harrogate on fixed term 12 month contract or secondment.

Previous experience is not essential as full training will be given. The screening locality teams are part of the North Yorkshire Diabetic Eye Screening Programme delivering a photographic screening service to over 42,000 people with diabetes across North Yorkshire.

The post on offer is primarily based at the Harrogate locality base and the successful candidate will join the locality team delivering retinal screening service in the surrounding area. The post holder may, however, be called to deliver the service in other areas covered by the Retinal Screening Service as and when required.

Each team consists of a Screener/Grader Team Leader, Screener/Graders and Photographers who travel to various locations in the retinal screening service fleet of purpose fitted vans. These locations may be GP surgeries, Health Centers or Hospitals.

The screener/graders will undertake clinics where they will perform digital photographic image capture of each patient’s eyes.

Being in the front line of service delivery, the photographer will have contact with patients and their carers, GP practices teams and various other agencies. This will require a high level of communication skills and customer care skills to ensure good relationships are developed across a diverse area.

Experience in using windows based computer systems would be an advantage. Experience of using digital cameras would be useful even if it’s for home photography. The successful candidate will be expected to transport themselves and equipment throughout the locality.

Nationally, a wide range of people from a variety of backgrounds have opted to train as a Retinal Photographer so please don’t be put off applying as full training and support will be given.

It's not just the area that's a great draw, as well: as a member of our team, you’ll have access to one of the most generous and comprehensive pension schemes in the UK, a minimum of 27 days annual leave (on top of Bank Holidays) and an award-winning package of staff benefits (see link on the right).

For further details / informal visits contact:

Martin Whipp

01423 206801

Please note that some of our substantive vacancies may be available on a smaller number of hours than advertised. If you would be interested in applying on this basis, we would encourage you to contact the appointing manager to enquire further.

DBS Checks

Please be aware that all new employees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check if it is required for the role. The cost will be deducted from your salary either in 1 payment or over a six month period once you start employment. By applying you are agreeing to this undertaking. If you are successful you will be asked to confirm if you wish to pay in one amount or in instalments. The charges are currently £30.20 for a standard check and £48.20 for an enhanced check. The level of check will be determined by the post you are applying for.

Please note that Band 1 roles, Volunteers, Bank only staff and Apprentices on the National Apprenticeship Minimum Wage will not be charged.

A bit more about us and the surrounding area:

North Yorkshire is a fantastic part of the country. It is home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York; a place which is consistently voted one of the best to live in the UK. It's a great place to be and, as the largest provider of healthcare locally, we’re proud to serve 800,000 people.

What next? Explore the documents attached to the advert and be sure to read our ‘Our guidance for applicants’ before applying. Good luck with your application!

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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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