Optometrist/Ophthalmic Clinical Practitioner

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT

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Job summary

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.

About us

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.

Date posted

23 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£40,057 to £45,839 a year Pro Rata Per Annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

18 months

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

272-4115860

Job locations

Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Armthorpe Rd

Doncaster

DN2 5LT


Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

Person Specification

Skills and Ability

Essential

  • Skills required to deliver ophthalmic clinical services as per job description incorporating competent slit lamp abilities and other basic ophthalmic clinical investigation skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Effective communication
  • Organisation and negotiation skills
  • Teaching/assessment and presentation skills
  • IT literate

Desirable

  • Intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy administration experience (appropriate candidate could be trained).
  • Leadership and motivational skills

Education & Qualifications

Essential

  • Registration with General Optical Council (GOC)
  • Degree in Optometry
  • Post-basic qualification in Ophthalmology care or relevant subject or extensive clinical experience
  • oEvidence of continued professional development (CET)

Desirable

  • Research qualification
  • Advance Communications Skills Training or prepared to work towards
  • Recognised teaching qualification or prepared to work towards
  • NHS Leadership programme attendance
  • Independent prescribers certificate (if not held already, study time and funding may be available to support)

Relevant Experience

Essential

  • Extensive post registration experience, at Band 6 or above, in Optometry /Ophthalmology specialism.
  • Experience of multi-professional working
  • Experience of teaching
  • Evidence of good communications skills
  • Ability to support and influence change

Desirable

  • Understanding of Ophthalmology national working strategies
  • Experience of audit and research
  • Leadership and management experience
Person Specification

Skills and Ability

Essential

  • Skills required to deliver ophthalmic clinical services as per job description incorporating competent slit lamp abilities and other basic ophthalmic clinical investigation skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Effective communication
  • Organisation and negotiation skills
  • Teaching/assessment and presentation skills
  • IT literate

Desirable

  • Intravitreal anti-VEGF therapy administration experience (appropriate candidate could be trained).
  • Leadership and motivational skills

Education & Qualifications

Essential

  • Registration with General Optical Council (GOC)
  • Degree in Optometry
  • Post-basic qualification in Ophthalmology care or relevant subject or extensive clinical experience
  • oEvidence of continued professional development (CET)

Desirable

  • Research qualification
  • Advance Communications Skills Training or prepared to work towards
  • Recognised teaching qualification or prepared to work towards
  • NHS Leadership programme attendance
  • Independent prescribers certificate (if not held already, study time and funding may be available to support)

Relevant Experience

Essential

  • Extensive post registration experience, at Band 6 or above, in Optometry /Ophthalmology specialism.
  • Experience of multi-professional working
  • Experience of teaching
  • Evidence of good communications skills
  • Ability to support and influence change

Desirable

  • Understanding of Ophthalmology national working strategies
  • Experience of audit and research
  • Leadership and management experience

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

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

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

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT

Address

Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Armthorpe Rd

Doncaster

DN2 5LT


Employer's website

https://www.dbth.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT

Address

Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Armthorpe Rd

Doncaster

DN2 5LT


Employer's website

https://www.dbth.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Ian Dawson

ian.dawson1@nhs.net

01302644515

Date posted

23 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£40,057 to £45,839 a year Pro Rata Per Annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

18 months

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

272-4115860

Job locations

Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Armthorpe Rd

Doncaster

DN2 5LT


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