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Specialist Orthoptist

Job Description

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Nottingham University Hospitals, Queen’s Medical Centre Campus

Band 6 Orthoptist – full-time, fixed term 12 months

An opportunity is available for an orthoptist with previous clinical experience to join the department for a fixed term period of 12 months. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in a teaching hospital with its varied caseload and sub-specialty expertise.

The postholder will participate in paediatric and adult ocular motility clinics, the assessment of patients referred from eye casualty and the maxillofacial and neurology units and in general orthoptic clinics.

The department has a significant role in the training of orthoptic undergraduates, optometrists, medical students, post graduate medics and other health professionals and the postholder will be expected to contribute to this clinical teaching role.

A Diploma/Degree in orthoptics plus HPC registration is required and experience as a clinical tutor would be advantageous. Outside the Hospital, Nottingham is an exciting city and offers a great quality of life.

As part of our commitment to provide the best care to our patients, we have extended services to include evening and weekend clinics. As a member of the orthoptic team you will be expected to participate in the provision of these clinics.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Isabel Ash, Head Orthoptist or Victoria Jarvis, Deputy Head Orthoptist on  ( Phone number removed )  ext 61750/65662; e-mail ( Email address removed ) or ( Email address removed )

We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date should we have an overwhelming response to this advert.

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