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This is an exciting opportunity to join our highly-skilled, dedicated and supportive team as an Ophthalmic Technician. The Eye Department is based across two sites, St Helier and Epsom Hospital. We currently have 8 Orthoptists, 6 Ophthalmic Technicians and 7 Optometrists working alongside 13 Consultant Ophthalmologists. Your role will involve working in a multi-disciplinary team where you will consolidate and improve your own current ophthalmic knowledge.
Main duties of the job
You will contribute to the assessment of patients attending the Ophthalmic department at Epsom and St Helier Hospitals across multiple sites. The post holder will work without direct supervision to provide a high-quality technical service including diagnostic testing and imaging for adult and paediatric patients across a variety of sub-specialities under the direction of the Head Orthoptist and Clinical Leads.
You will provide a variety of diagnostic tests following training and achievement of competence. The tests required will include assessment of visual acuity, Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) both posterior and anterior, Digital Retinal Imaging, Corneal Topography, Biometry and Visual Field Assessment. You are also, expected to participate in departmental teaching and clinical audit.
You are expected to become trained and partake in school vision screening in accordance with the BIOS training programme.
Working for our organisation
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and north east Surrey. In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.
The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across its hospitals and is supported by over 500 volunteers.
The Orthoptic department are a friendly, dynamic and forward thinking department. We promote a patient centered approach to all we do and support each other at all levels. Currently we have a team of 8 Orthoptists, 6 Ophthalmic Technicians and 7 Optometrists working alongside 13 Consultant Ophthalmologists.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please see the attached supporting job description and person specification document which contains more information about the role and requirements. Please ensure your application refers to the job description and person specification.
- Previous Ophthalmology Experience
- Minimum of 5 GCSE’s grades C or above, or equivalent, in English, Maths and Science
- Education to A level standard.
- Evidence of continuing professional development.
Planning & Organisation
- Excellent organisational skills
- Ability to prioritise own workload
- Experience working with TOPCON, Zeiss and Heidelberg
- Previous experience of clinical teaching
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Arinder Channa
- Job title
- Head of Orthoptics and Optometry
- Email address
- Telephone number