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Job Overview

To work as an autonomous practitioner assessing and treating own caseload of Orthoptic patients. O pportunities to develop skills in extended roles within the wider Ophthalmology team, for example intravitreal injections, Glaucoma, low vision. Applications are welcomed from both newly qualified and experienced orthoptists. Newly qualified Orthoptists will be supported through the preceptorship programme.

Main duties of the job

To accept clinical responsibility for a designated caseload of patients and to organise this efficiently and effectively with regard to clinical priorities and use of time. To ensure a high standard of clinical care for the patients under your management.

To undertake the comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of patients, including those with a complex presentation e.g. thyroid eye disease, cranial nerve palsies, maxillofacial injuries.

Provide Orthoptic assessment of ophthalmic emergencies as and when required and incorporate into booked... clinics.

To communicate effectively with patients and carers to ensure understanding of ocular condition. Utilise communication skills of persuasion, motivation, explanation with a wide variety of patients. There may be cases where there are barriers to effective communication e.g. special needs children, babies, patients with hearing loss or those in pain.

To formulate an individualised Orthoptic treatment plan using clinical reasoning skills and utilising a range of treatment options in order to formulate a programme of care.

Provide instruction to patients/parents/guardians on a continuous course of home treatment.

Working for our organisation

We want to attract the best and brightest people to work with us and that means we wil look after you from the moment you apply for a role at the Trust and throughout your career with us. Our staff are central to everything we do, and we believe that investing in you is crucial if we want to enable you to reach your full potential.

Detailed Job Description And Main Responsibilities

To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own work.

Demonstrate significant manual dexterity and speed to ensure accurate results, especially in infants and young children.

Ensure a high degree of accuracy in using specialist equipment to gain accurate measurements necessary for patient management e.g. preparation for surgery.

Administer eye drops if required, in compliance with approved patient group direction, reporting any untoward reactions and taking appropriate action.

Keep knowledge and skills up to date and maintain a continuing professional development portfolio.

Person specification


Essential criteria
• degree or diploma in Orthoptics

professional registration

Essential Criteria
• registration with the HCPC


Essential Criteria
• adequate communication skills

The James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recognises the requirement to promote health and reduce ill-health. The Trust is committed to the principles of improving working lives through a number of initiatives such as job share, flexible working and the development of a culture of openness and transparency. The Trust is committed to ensuring that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

‘Prior consideration will be given to NHS At Risk staff within East of England'

Tier 2 Sponsorship : We are pleased to consider applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK but it is unlikely that we would be able to appoint if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled UK/Right to work candidate is available. Applying for entry clearance into the UK, must provide a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Please check your account regularly under “My Applications” to view the progress of your applications. If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

In submitting an application form, you authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process.

Please note that should we experience a high level of interest in this post, the vacancy may be closed prior to the stated closing date
Gorleston-on-Sea United Kingdom


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