Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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We are recruiting for 4 x Band 3 Ophthalmic Technicians for our Brent Cross diagnostic hub.
An exciting opportunity has arisen and we are seeking exceptional candidates that share our vision for excellence to work with us here at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. As we build on exciting new models of care we are seeking applications to Ophthalmic Technician roles supporting our expanding diagnostic hubs and pathways across the whole trust.
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of eye health services in the UK and a world-class centre of excellence for ophthalmic research and education. We treat people over 30 sites in and around London. This means that we can provide more first-class care and treatment in the community, closer to where people live and work.
Main duties of the job
The Post holder, after the necessary training and induction, will be an integral member of the ophthalmic technical service, ensuring the effective and efficient maintenance of a comprehensive patient pathway. You should have the ability to work independently as well as working closely with other members of the team. You will be a key member of staff within the diagnostic patient pathway and acquire skills working within the glaucoma, medical retina and cataract service. You will be responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of service users, and always working in a manner that promotes the dignity and human rights of patients and clients.
Full training will be provided and you will acquire various diagnostic skills through a comprehensive competency programme. You will be supervised by senior Ophthalmic technicians who will be able to assist with any learning requirements.
This post will be subject to a probationary period of 6 months.
During the probationary period, your suitability for continued employment will be assessed and provided a satisfactory standard is achieved and maintained, your employment will be confirmed. The probationary period may be extended or your employment terminated either during or at the end of probation, in line with the trust Probationary Policy. For the duration of the probation period, the notice period will be in line with contractual obligations on either side.
Founded in 1804, Moorfields Eye Hospital is a world-class centre of excellence for eye health services, ophthalmic research and education. We are true pioneers in the fight to cure blindness. Every year we treat more than 750,000 patients at City Road in central London and at 30 satellites, and, in partnership with the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, we lead one of the most impactful ophthalmic research programmes in the world. We train many of the leading eye care clinicians in the UK and internationally, and have a global reputation for quality and professionalism in ophthalmic care. In addition, Moorfields operates two commercial businesses whose profits support our NHS work: Moorfields Private and Moorfields UAE.
The Moorfields Values are Excellence, Equity and Kindness.
The post holder will work alongside members of the medical and nursing profession and other allied health professionals. They will provide high quality individualised care to a defined group of service users, ensuring their safety and well-being at all times. You will demonstrate a range of high level technical skills in the diagnostic clinic, providing advice and instruction for patients from a range of different backgrounds.
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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).