Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Specialist Optometrist with sessions in Clinical Research

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


Specialist Optometrist -Part time job share Band 7 Research Optometrist.

3 days a week, (22.5 hrs/ week) band 7 Research Specialist Optometrist post has arisen at Oxford Eye Hospital. This post has dedicated sessions for clinical research optometrist activity. The post may have potential to be combined with other core or extended role vacancy within the optometry team which may suit some applicants, dependant on experience.

Our ideal candidate will have a good BSc (Hons) degree in Optometry, at least 1 year post GOC registration experience and ideally, previous clinical based or university based research experience, although this is not essential

The research component of the post is funded from gene therapy work of Professor Maclaren and It gives a rare opportunity to work as part of his dynamic clinical research team at the Oxford Eye Hospital. Trials involve the innovative gene therapy research programme for patients with inherited retinal disease, as well as other interesting new research programmes. Your contribution will be the evaluation of aspects of vision function with opportunity to work on, and develop, new innovative techniques with the co-workers around you.

At time of advert, other opportunities exist in non-research clinical optometric activities including paediatrics, contact lens fitting and low vision. For those who have invested in their education and are driven for self-development, extended roles in clinical activity such as glaucoma or eye casualty may be available. So please specify in your application what your interests are.

Closing Date: August 4th


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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