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The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust is a large vibrant general hospital providing acute hospital services to the 390,000 people who live and work in Ipswich and East Suffolk. Every day 3,000 people rely on us to improve their lives. The hospital has approximately 552 beds, employs in the region of 3,700 whole time equivalent staff and has an annual turnover of £249m. We are a dynamic and successful organisation with a strong organisational and personal development focus. We have excellent clinical outcomes, and strong financial recovery which is supported through the implementation of Clinical Leadership structure.

Our recent Care Quality Commission report rated the trust as 'Good' with our Urgent and Emergency Services being rated as 'Outstanding'

Our vision for the next five years is to be recognised as the hospital of choice by placing patients at the centre of everything we do, based on principles of quality and safety, access and accountability and continuous improvement.

We require an enthusiastic and motivated Orthoptist to join our team of 4 other Orthoptists working with 9 Consultants, Optometrists, Ophthalmic Technicians and other members of the Ophthalmic unit to cover a 4 month period of additional paternity leave from 3rd January to 28th April 2017.

The post is based at Ipswich Hospital where your duties will include a full range of interesting and varied Orthoptic cases. You may also have the opportunity to participate in local Outreach and screening clinics.

This is a great opportunity for a newly qualified Orthoptist to get some clinical experience in a friendly environment.

In order to be considered for Band 6, candidates will need to have previous experience working at Band 5 level.

We are a busy but friendly department providing adult and paediatric strabismus services, Stroke services, secondary pre-school screening, Goldmann and Humphrey visual fields and Meares Irlen assessments.

We are an accredited department for undergraduate Orthoptists on placement.

The department fully supports continued professional development and is active in audit and research.

You must hold a degree or diploma in Orthoptics and be registered with the HCPC.

The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust is one of the largest district general hospitals in the East Anglian region. Ipswich is well served by major road and rail links within an hour of London and easy reach of Norwich, Cambridge and continental Europe.

For informal enquiries please contact Dawn Avery, Head Orthoptist on  ( Phone number removed )  or ( Email address removed )

If we receive sufficient applications, this post may close before the stated date.

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