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Band 7

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Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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Royal Cornwall Hospital
£33,222 to £43,041 pa
31/10/2018 23:59
Interview date



We are looking to expand the Ophthalmic Services and therefore welcome applications for an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Orthoptist who will join our team of 4 Orthoptists and 9 Ophthalmologists, including specialists in Paediatric and Strabismus, Oculoplastics, Glaucoma and Vitreo and Medical Retina. Applicants must have a degree/diploma in Orthoptics and current registration with the HCPC.

The post is based at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, but you will be expected to travel to single-handed outreach clinics around the county. You must therefore have a current full, clean driving licence and have access to your own car.

The Orthoptic caseload is extremely varied and provides an interesting mix of adult and paediatric cases including acute cases via the Eye Emergency Clinic. Due to the rural setting of the service you will most often be working singlehandedly. There may also be a requirement for occasional visual field sessions (Humphery and Goldmann) and screening sessions in the hospital and schools for children with special educational needs.

The post holder would also be expected to work as a Specialist Orthoptist for the Glaucoma Service. The post-holder will work within a multi-disciplinary team to provide Glaucoma Services for new and follow up patients attending the Ophthalmology Department at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.

Continuing professional development is actively encouraged and we have audit and journal club program. 

The Royal Cornwall Hospital is located in Truro, the cobbled, cathedral capital of Cornwall. With great shopping, art galleries and restaurants Truro offers easy access to the county’s stunning coastline, peaceful countryside, lush valleys and beautiful estuaries. For those interested in an active lifestyle, Cornwall also has some of the best water sports and costal treks anywhere in the country.

This is a full time post working 37.5 hours per week.  Part time applications will be considered.

Proposed interview date: Friday 09th November 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Faye Gibson, Head Orthoptist, Royal Cornwall Hospital. 01872 253287