Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Specialist Optometrist

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
Part time 22.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£37,570 - £43,772 pa 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 3 days per week of Specialist Optometrist(s) (Band 7) within our friendly optometry team at Oxford eye hospital.

We are looking for a motivated optometrist who is keen to deliver core activities including pediatric and contact lens work and to develop themselves in extended roles. Depending on experience to date, there will be opportunities to work in shared care / consultant led glaucoma clinics, eye casualty and medical retina clinics.


Experience in any of these fields and/or working towards relevant further qualifications in glaucoma, medical retina or Independent prescribing will strengthen your application but training will be given as needed to support both service delivery and staff development.  Our consultants enjoy teaching the optometry workforce alongside the ophthalmology trainees.   


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.  We would consider applications from local optometrists working towards IP in particular who want to work one day a week in casualty and /or glaucoma service and still keep their private practice on other days.


Oxford it is a beautiful university city, with excellent facilities. There is accommodation nearby through the Trust 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