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Job Description

Staff moving to County Durham to live and work do so for the high quality of life, with the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty taking up large areas of the Western parts of the County.

Housing is significantly less expensive to buy than the rest of England, there is less traffic on the motorways and more people get to work within 20 minutes of leaving home than the average for England.

(Source: 2001 Census statistics)

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest integrated care providers in England, serving a population of around 600,000 people. We are a high performing organisation with a track record of success.

Please note that interviews for this position will be held on Tuesday 22nd November 2016.

We require an experienced, flexible and motivated Orthoptist to join our team of 7 Orthoptists and 8 Consultant Ophthalmologists. The post will be based at University Hospital of North Durham with single-handed sessions undertaken in the community and potentially at other sites within the Trust.

Duties include mixed adult and paediatric new patient clinics in conjunction with an Ophthalmologist, general Orthoptic clinics, support to neurology and maxillo-facial departments. Responsibilities include undertaking and organising secondary vision screening within both urban and rural locations.

Opportunities exist to participate in the clinical teaching of Orthoptic students, health professionals and pre-registration optometrists. CPD time will be allocated.

Durham is a city in the North East of England with excellent transport links due to its close proximity to the A1 and is located on the East Coast mainline. It has easy access to the cities of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and York

Please note this position requires a CRB.

For Informal Enquiries Contact: Mrs Helen Downey on  ( Phone number removed )  ext. 32411 email ( Email address removed ) or Mrs Gail Tatton (01325)743135 or ( Email address removed )

We also have a range of nursing, medical and GP vacancies in a variety of settings. If you know of anyone who might be interested in these roles we’d be delighted to hear from them. You can find these posts by searching for County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust employers' list on NHS Jobs, or call the recruitment team on  ( Phone number removed ) .

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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.

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