Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Specialist Optometrist with special interest in glaucoma

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
Full time / Part time available
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum pro rata
04/08/2019 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


We have vacancy for friendly, motivated Full or Part-time Specialist Optometrists (Band 7) to join our growing optometry team here at Oxford eye hospital.


There will be timetabled sessions for extended roles, for glaucoma in particular. As well as optometrist led glaucoma clinics, there will be dedicated sessions working in more complex case mix glaucoma clinics alongside our two new glaucoma consultants. Our consultants take pride in the education of their teams and as you develop, you will see post op cases and be up to date with all new therapies.  Depending on hours worked, there may still be still opportunity to maintain skills in core activities such as medical contact lenses and paediatrics. There are virtual clinics to review and potential for involvement in glaucoma research projects. Other extended role opportunities include eye casualty.


Clearly experience in any of these fields and/or working towards relevant further qualifications in glaucoma, 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.


We would consider applications for part time work to specialise in a particular extended role one –two days a week. This may suit those who are already established within a commuting distance from our Oxford eye hospital and who want to continue with their other interests. Over time, this will ensure you become a valued member of the optometry clinical workforce.

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

Closing Date: August 4th   ,2019


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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