Staff Optometrist

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
27/08/2017 23:59

This post is an ideal opportunity for an optometrist to consolidate their knowledge and develop a role within hospital optometry.

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital is a leading teaching eye hospital in the NW region and a centre of excellence for ophthalmic care with over 35 consultant ophthalmologists with a range of sub-specialties.In 2009 the Eye Hospital moved to an impressive new purpose built hospital.

The optometry department is a major component of the eye hospital's out-patient department. The core optometry services include refraction (routine, diagnostic, paediatric), complex medical contact lens management and low vision rehabilitation. The optometry department also incorporates a large perimetry service and a dispensing optician service. The department has several extended optometrist roles in various ophthalmic disciplines including cataract services, glaucoma, macular treatments, paediatric services (low vision and contact lenses) and acute services.

Previous hospital optometry experience is desirable not essential as in-house training is provided regularly through our highly experienced optometrists. You must be registered with the General Optical Council and hold a degree in Optometry.

In return we will provide a comprehensive induction programme and you will be appraised on a yearly basis with a view to developing knowledge and skills where appropriate.

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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

Dr Rosalind Creer
Mr Patrick Gunn

If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
M13 9WL
0161 276 4987