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Specialist Optometrist


Main area
Medical Retina/Macula
35 hours per week
Job ref
Exeter, EX2 5DW
£33,222 to £43,041 per annum
26/10/2018 23:59

JOBTTILE: Specialist Optometrist with an interest in Medical Retina/Macula TYPE: Substantive. 35 hours per week. Part time considered. SALARY: Band 7 (Band 6 considered depending on experience) LOCATION: Optometry/Ophthalmology Department WEEU ROYAL DEVON & EXETER HOSPITAL Applications are invited for the post of Specialist Optometrist to cover 8 sessions per week. The post will include a range of core, specialist and extended role Optometric sessions. Previous hospital experience in medical retina,paediatrics and adult and children’s low visionis desirable but not essential as training will be provided. The assigned banding of the post will reflect the level of experience and higher qualifications held by the candidates. This is a fantastic opportunity to work within this regional centre of excellence and join an expanding team of 10 Ophthalmologists and 6 Optometrists, Specialist Nurse Practitioners, Orthoptists and support staff.

Applicants able to work 35 hours per week are preferred but part time will be considered. The successful candidate will be GOC registered, enthusiastic, flexible and willing to take on Optometric extended roles under the supervision of a Consultant Ophthalmologist and supported by a multi-professional team. For an informal discussion and further information please contact Louise Frost, Head of Optometry on (01392) 406037 or email   Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are: Honesty, Openness & Integrity Fairness Inclusion & Collaboration Respect & Dignity

***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.*** DUE TO THE ANTICIPATED HIGH NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POST WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CLOSE THE VACANCY BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.  

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Louise Frost 01392406037

If you have problems applying, contact

Personnel Reception
Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust
Barrack Road
01392 403936 or 403758

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