Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Specialist Optometrist

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
Full time & Part time positions available
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£33,222- 43,041 per annum, pro-rata
06/03/2019 23:59

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.


Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


Due to a growing demand for our services, we have vacancies for Full or Part-time Specialist Optometrists (Band 7) within our Oxford eye hospital optometry team.


In particular we are looking to recruit specialist optometrists who can deliver core roles and are keen to develop themselves in extended roles and we presently have opportunities to work in our glaucoma clinics, alongside our two new glaucoma consultants. Other extended role opportunities include casualty and medical retina where the consultants take pride in the education of their teams. The right candidate will have proven evidence of working well within a team.


Working part-time and specialising in a particular extended role is ideal for those who are already established within a commuting distance from our Oxford hospital and who want to continue with their other interests.  All candidates must however be prepared to invest time in developing themselves with a long term commitment in a clinical extended role, particularly glaucoma. This will ensure you become a valued member of the optometry clinical workforce.


Clearly experience in any of these fields and/or working towards relevant further qualifications in glaucoma, medical retina or Independent prescribing will strengthen your application. Training will be given as needed to support both service delivery and staff development. We are also the regional centre for ophthalmologist training and we are able to access the weekly training alongside the doctors.


Oxford it is a beautiful and vibrant university city, with excellent mixed cultural, educational and recreational facilities. There is affordable accommodation available on site to reduce any travel needs Monday to Friday and to aid any relocation.



Closing Date:  6.3.19




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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

For all informal enquiries please contact Patsy.Terry@ouh.nhs.uk