Optometrist/Ophthalmic Clinical Practitioner
Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT
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In addition to undertaking weekly paediatric refraction sessions and virtual paediatric ophthalmology new-patient clinics, the post-holder will have a substantial role within ophthalmology clinics alongside and fully supported by Ophthalmologists colleagues and AHP's. This would be within general clinics and also within sub-speciality ophthalmology services such as glaucoma management, slit lamp, diabetic, medical retina clinics and potentially IVT injections. Independent Prescribing certificate would be advantageous, this is not essential as both funding and paid study time could be granted to achieve this , alongside any requirement of hospital placement being incorporated into the job.
Main duties of the job
The post-holder will need to be experienced in ophthalmoscopy (including binocular-indirect) and retinoscopy and be competent in the detailed assessment of all structures with the eye, specifically but not limited to, slit lamp assessment, Volk lens and IOP measurement (Goldmann/icare). An understanding of digital ophthalmic imaging techniques is required. The successful candidate will be required to maintain current knowledge of the evolving local formulary and NICE guidelines for the treatment of Glaucoma and Medical Retina. An understanding of the cataract treatment pathway and the appropriate listing/consenting of patients for a number of ophthalmic procedures will be routinely exercised.Based at DRI, clinics will also run within the Trusts other sites of BDGH and MMH.
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the hospital eye service at DBTH for an experienced and enthusiastic optometrist wishing to take a more clinically hands-on and diverse career path than just the regular test room may offer. The role is initially fixed-term for 18 months but with the potential to become substantive.
The primary purpose of this role is an Ophthalmology Clinical Practitioner within hospital eye service. Assisting, and under the governance of, ophthalmic colleagues, to provide clinical skills and expertise in management of patients with various eye conditions.
As a senior clinical role within the organisation, in addition to delivery of face-to-face high quality ophthalmic patient care, there is an expectation that the post holder will participate in the leadership of the service.
The post-holder is also responsible for assisting the continuous improvement of quality of services and safeguarding high standards of care by sustaining an environment in which excellence in clinical care can flourish.
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