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Ophthalmic Technician
Band 4
Part time - 30 hours per week (N/A)
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Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
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Epsom and St Helier Hospital
£26,447 - £28,780 Pro-rata pa inc HCAS (Outer)
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Today at 23:59
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COVID-19 Vacancy Ophthalmic Technician

Band 4

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.

At Epsom and St Helier Hospitals, above all we value respect.  We put respect at the heart of all we do, by living up to our shared behaviours of kindness, professionalism, positivity and teamwork.  This enables us to provide great patient care and make ESTH a great place to work.  When you sign up to work with us, you sign up to this and we welcome applicants who share our values


Job overview

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.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Previous Ophthalmology Experience
  • Minimum of 5 GCSE’s grades C or above, or equivalent, in English, Maths and Science
Desirable criteria
  • Education to A level standard.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.

Planning & Organisation

Essential criteria
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise own workload
Desirable criteria
  • Experience working with TOPCON, Zeiss and Heidelberg
  • Previous experience of clinical teaching

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDHappy to Talk Flexible WorkingNo smoking policyDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeDisability confident employerCare quality commission - Good

Applicant requirements

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.

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Arinder Channa
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Head of Orthoptics and Optometry
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