Overview

Advanced Orthoptist Job at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust – Nottingham

Job overview

An ambitious orthoptist is invited to join our team at NUH due to the expansion of services, the role will support complex orthoptic and ophthalmic specialities. In addition to the core orthoptic role there is a requirement for the successful candidates to undertake training for role developments, these may include, cyst minor ops lists, YAG capsulotomy.

NUH has an excellent reputation as a provider of clinical placements for orthoptic undergraduates, optometrists, medical students, post graduate medics and other health professionals and the post holder would be expected to contribute to this clinical teaching role and support other orthoptists in delivering their teaching responsibilities.

A Diploma/Degree in Orthoptics plus HcPC registration is required and experience as a clinical tutor would be advantageous.

As part of our commitment to provide the best care to our patients, we have extended services, this may include the ability to work various shifts including weekdays, weekends, bank holiday days and varying hours between 7.00am and 8.00pm to support the service as required.

Main duties of the job

To work autonomously as an advanced practitioner in undertaking highly specialised orthoptic assessment, diagnosis and management.

To undertake the lead role for a sub-speciality service with the orthoptic/ophthalmology service and liaise with the Head Orthoptist regarding the service development and be the link for orthoptists/other colleagues requiring expert advice within this area.

To undertake the assessment and management of patients referred following stroke, both on the ward and as out-patients.

To undertake the role of audit lead and contribute to research within the department.

As a clinical tutor make a significant contribution to the theoretical and clinical training of orthoptic undergraduates on placement to the department

To undertake training to enable role development and expansion of service provision by orthoptists within the ophthalmology department at NUH. This may services such as BT injection, IVT injection, YAG capsulotomy

Working for our organisation

The successful candidate will be working with the multidisciplinary team in the Ophthalmology Department comprising of Orthoptists, Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, Technicians, OSPs, the nursing and admin teams.

Ophthalmology Services include eye casualty, day case, in-patient and outpatient facilities. It has strong links to the University of Nottingham through research and works closely with the regional Diabetic Eye Screening Service. We have a large team of Consultant Ophthalmologists, who provide outpatient and surgical services in a full range of Ophthalmology sub-speciality clinics.

The post holder will be required to work various shifts to support the needs of the service. This includes working weekdays, weekends, bank holiday days and varying hours with the earliest start time at 7.00am and the latest finish at 8.00pm. You are strongly urged to consider your suitability to meet the service requirements prior to applying for this post.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To work autonomously as an advanced practitioner in undertaking highly specialised orthoptic assessment, diagnosis and management of patients of all ages, ranging from pre-term babies to the elderly and who have various communication abilities

To undertake the lead role for a sub-speciality service with the orthoptic/ophthalmology service and liaise with the Head Orthoptist regarding the service development and be the link for orthoptists/other colleagues requiring expert advice within this area.

To undertake the assessment and management of patients referred following stroke, both on the ward and as out-patients.

To be familiar with the clinical role of all advanced orthoptists within the department and participate in the delivery of these clinics/services as required including undertaking clinics at the Child development centre and special schools.

To make a significant contribution to audit and research within the department – leading in audit within specific area of special interest/responsibility.

As a clinical tutor make a significant contribution to the theoretical and clinical training of orthoptic undergraduates on placement to the department

To undertake the role of mentor and clinical supervisor for the department with responsibility for providing mentoring for orthoptic students on placement to the department and to newly appointed junior orthoptic staff

To undertake training to enable role development and expansion of service provision by orthoptists within the ophthalmology department at NUH. This may services such as BT injection, IVT injection, YAG capsulotomy

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria

Diploma/degree in Orthoptics

HcPC registration

Desirable criteria

BIOS Recognised Teaching Qualification

Experience

Essential criteria

Clinical experience in an orthoptic department including areas of special interest – thyroid, neuro, stroke.

Clinical audit and research experience

Multi-professional working

Theoretical and clinical teaching of Orthoptics

Desirable criteria

Experience in delivering extended roles outside the traditional area of orthoptic practise.

Communication and relationship skills

Essential criteria

Excellent interpersonal skills

Able to work under own initiative or as team member

Other skills

Essential criteria

Effective time management skills

Ability to prioritise own workload and that of others

Other requirements

Essential criteria

  • Able to work various shifts including weekdays, weekends, bank holiday days and varying hours between 7.00am and 8.00pm to support the service as required

Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

Closing Dates: Please submit your application form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Communication: All communication related to your application will be via the email address you have provided. Please ensure you check your email account including your junk email regularly.

Easy read application: if you have a disability and find it difficult to complete our online application form, you can apply via our easy read application which you can find on the intranet https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/easy-read-job-application

Salary: The quoted salary will be on a pro rata basis for part time workers.

Disability Confidence: All applicants who have declared a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted.

At Risk of redundancy: NHS employees within the East Midlands who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given a preferential interview where they meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

Skilled Workers Visa: We welcome applications from individuals who require a skilled worker visa in line with the Home Office regulations. NON-UK/NON SETTLED candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably qualified and skilled UK/SETTLED candidate is successful at interview stage as it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements

ID and Right to work checks: NUH authenticate all ID and right to work documentation such as passports, visa’s and driving license through a system called Trust ID. NUH will scan your ID and right to work documentation in to the Trust ID system at your face to face ID appointment. The system will run a check against the key security features within your documentation. The system will provide us with an outcome of your check which will be stored securely on your personal file along with all other pre-employment check documentation.

Consent:
Transfer of information: If I have previous NHS service – I consent to the transfer of my Electronic Staff Record (ESR) data between this and other NHS Trusts. I also consent to the Occupational Health Department confidentially accessing my occupational health records from my current or previous employer in order to check the status of my vaccinations, immunisations s and screening tests as relevant to the post. I understand this is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to me taking up the position at NUH.

Disclosure and Barring Service: Your post maybe subject to a DBS check which incur a cost dependent on the level of check required (£45 for enhanced and £28 for standard). I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if it is required (by deduction from first month’s pay). Should I decide to withdraw from my job offer, I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of the DBS check undertaken by cheque or other agreed method.

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Company: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust –

Company Location:  Nottingham

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