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Band 6-Orthoptist, Ophthalmology

Job Reference: 360-B-6780

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Watford Hospital, Watford
£31,921 to £39,029 pa inc HCA

Band 6-Orthoptist, Ophthalmology

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and motivated Orthoptist to join our small team of two other Orthoptists.

This is a permanent position based at Watford General Hospital. In addition, we run Orthoptic clinics at St Alban’s City Hospital and outreach clinics in the community, including sessions at Potters Bar Hospital and Borehamwood; which the successful applicant will be involved with.

The caseload is varied and provides an interesting mix of paediatric and adult cases. The Orthoptic service receives referrals from GPs, Paediatricians, School Nurses and Health Visitors. The successful candidate may also be involved in visual field assessment. Opportunities may also be available for training in OCT imaging and refractions. We frequently have junior doctors and pre-registration Optometrists in the department, so an interest in teaching is desirable.

Although some experience is preferable a newly qualified Orthoptist would be considered. Part time working will also be considered.

In addition to the basic salary, this post attracts a High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of basic salary subject to a minimum payment of £1,520 and a maximum payment of £1,762 per annum pro rata.

Applicants must hold a degree or diploma in Orthoptics, and be registered with the HCPC.

Hertfordshire is a great place to live and work. It is close to London, offering the best of both worlds for rural and urban living. There are numerous attractive and historic towns and villages close by, and excellent road and rail links to central London (30 minutes).

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sunira Patel 01923 217202.

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides acute healthcare services to a core catchment population of approximately half a million people living in west Hertfordshire and the surrounding area. Overall, the population served by the Trust is relatively affluent, but there are some areas of deprivation.

The Trust also provides a range of more specialist services to a wider population, serving residents of North London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and East Hertfordshire.

As an employer of over 4,000 people the Trust is one of the biggest employers in the area and sees nearly a million patients each year.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities, if you need help please ask.

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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