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Ophthalmology and Optometry
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full time: 37.5 hours/week
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Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
Queen's Medical Centre
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum
26/10/2020 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Clinical specialist optometrist

NHS AfC: Band 8a

The Clinical Specialist Optometrist (glaucoma) post is a newly created role within the Department of Ophthalmology at Nottingham University Hospitals based at QMC Campus.

The post is based on four principles - advanced clinical practice, teaching, research and leadership and the successful candidate will demonstrate experience in all these areas.

The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of advanced clinical practise in the sub-specialist area of glaucoma, working alongside 4 Consultant Ophthalmologists and a multi-disciplinary team comprising of Specialist Optometrists, Specialist nurses and Ophthalmic Science Practitioners in the delivery of glaucoma services within ophthalmology. In addition, there will be a requirement to pioneer the role of advanced practise within the glaucoma service, lead on further role developments and undertake training required to deliver the full requirements of the role.

As teaching, research and leadership are key elements of the role, previous experience in these areas is essential.

The successful Optometrist must, in addition to having a degree in Optometry and extensive clinical experience within glaucoma services, hold a CoO Professional Diploma in Glaucoma or Glaucoma Certificate B and be registered with the General Optical Council. GOC specialty registration (Independent Prescribing) is desirable.

The department of Ophthalmology has 22 consultant ophthalmologists and an extensive multi-disciplinary team including orthoptists, optometrists, nursing, ophthalmic science practitioners and technical staff. The department of Ophthalmology supports development of the alternative workforce to ensure the ophthalmology service has a highly skilled non-medical contribution to delivering patient care.

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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

Isabel Ash
Job title
Head Orthoptist
Email address
Telephone number
0115 9709750
Additional information

Professor Anthony King, 

Honorary Professor Clinical Ophthalmology
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Nottingham University Hospital
Telephone: 0115 9249924 x 64247


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