Diabetic Eye Screener/Grader
Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
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This is an opportunity to join Cornwall's Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme whose centre is based at Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro. The Programme screens over 35,000 patients each year in 90 locations throughout Cornwall in GP practices, community hospitals, and in a mobile screening unit. Patients' retinae are screened using specialist ophthalmic cameras to capture digital photographs of the back of the eye to detect diabetic retinopathy. Images then undergo a stringent primary, secondary and tertiary grading process and those with retinopathy are referred into specialist ophthalmic clinics for a course of treatment. This role will cover South East Cornwall predominantly with flexibility to cover other areas around Cornwall when required, head office is RCHT with a travel base of Bodmin/Liskeard.
Main duties of the job
To prevent the development of blindness through the early detection and treatment of diabetic retinopathy by providing a high quality systematic screening and grading service throughout Cornwall.
Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.
Update - NHS employees/applicants of frontline posts at the Royal Cornwall Trust are no longer required to be fully vaccinated against COVID by 1 April 2022. This is pending the public consultation and Parliamentary review announced by the government. We may however request immunisation status but this will not impact working with the Trust.
To set up clinic equipment and operate a non-mydriatic and OCT retinal cameras, undertake fundus photography, OCT and download images onto a central server.
To be responsible for performing a Level 1 grade and refer all patients with retinopathy for Level 2 grading.
To carry out a visual acuity test and administer prescribed eye drops to patients according to strict guidelines.
Capacity to work accurately whilst maintaining intense periods of concentration and competing claims on time. To be accountable and make clinical decisions involving patients within local guidelines, without direct supervision from medical staff.
To communicate the results of the eye screen with patients and input patients results into the computer database.
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.
Certificate of Sponsorship
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