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Specialist Optometrist x2 post

Job Description

Founded in 1804, Moorfields is the oldest and one of the largest centers for ophthalmic treatment, teaching and research in the world. We treat patients with a wide range of eye problems from common complaints to rare conditions that require treatment that is not available anywhere else in the UK. We provide these services from our main hospital base in London’s City Road as well as 32 other sites in and around the capital. We run three commercial businesses whose profits support our NHS work: Moorfields Pharmaceuticals, Moorfields Private and Moorfields UAE.

The Moorfields Way is to be caring, organised, excellent and inclusive, and we expect all applicants for our posts to commit to upholding these values.

We are looking for clinically focused team players to work in extended roles in our satellite eye clinic at Bedford.

We are a small, enthusiastic, hardworking team working in a range of specialist eye clinics both consultant and optometrist led. Clinics are based in Bedford Hospital and at community sites in Bedfordshire.

We have vacancies available for full or part time Band 7 optometrists in a range of clinics including paediatric, medical retina, glaucoma, acute and cataract. The optometrist team at Bedford is responsible for routine and acute referral triage and we communicate closely with referring community health care practitioners. We co-ordinate the local cataract shared care scheme with community based optometrists and undertake regular clinical audits.

The successful candidate will be hard working, have the ability to work under pressure and be flexible within the ever changing NHS systems of care. Previous hospital optometry experience is not essential. Moorfields optometrists are supported to conduct further post graduate study as required.

For an informal discussionplease contact Specialist Optometrist Rachel Thomas on  ( Phone number removed )  or e-mail ( Email address 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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