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Hospital Optometrist - Royal Eye Unit

Job Description

Medical Retinal Hospital Optometrist - Band 7

We are looking for an enthusiastic Optometrist with a Retinal interest to join our very friendly and hardworking Ophthalmology team.

The Royal Eye Unit (REU) has 8 Consultant Ophthalmologists including Medical and Surgical Retina, AMD, Ocular Motility/Paediatric, Oculo-plastic and Glaucoma specialists.

There are 6 Orthoptists 5 Optometrists and 5 Ophthalmic Technicians. Kingston REU is a modern and well equipped dedicated eye unit. The clinics are varied and interesting, including some outreach clinics.

The Optometrist will join our Retinal team working in Diabetic, AMD and Vitreo-retinal clinics. There will be plenty of opportunity for training and optometrist led clinics will be supported.

We would be happy to consider sessional work – please indicate on your application form which sessions you would be interested to work

For further details / informal visits contact:
Anne Fraser (Acting Head Orthoptist),  ( Phone number removed )  ext 2637, Shervin Lari  ( Phone number removed )  X2637, Elaine Bourke  ( Phone number removed )  X2637


PLEASE NOTE – If you are shortlisted for this post you will be contacted by the Human Resources Department via e-mail. Please ensure therefore that you check your e-mail account regularly.

In order to streamline recruitment within our Trust we reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications.
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust has four key values and we want to employ and work with people who share these values and demonstrate behaviours that support them. They are:

- Caring – Design and deliver care around each individual patient’s needs and wants.
- Safe – Make the safety of patients and staff our prime concern as safety comes first
- Responsible – All staff take responsibility for the hospital, its services and reputation
- Value Each Other – Value each others contribution

Kingston Hospital NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding children and adults who are at risk of abuse. As such, if the appointee to this post will have access to children or vulnerable adults, he/she will be required to undertake an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check. However, all employees have a responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in the course of their duties and for ensuring that they are aware of the specific duties relating to their role.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

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