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Specialist Orthoptist

Job Description



Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, a large University of Manchester Teaching Trust is highly regarded by patients, other NHS Trusts and independent organisations.

The Orthoptic service is a community based eye care service delivering Orthoptic services to adults and children of all age groups throughout Salford from a variety of locations.

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Orthoptist with relevant experience who will join our team. You must have excellent communication skills and an ability to work both single handed and as part of a team. We are looking for specialist skills within SEN, neuro visual fields, stroke and/or clinical teaching and you will be expected to take a lead within a specialist area.

Salford Royal is a teaching Trust and we are an accredited clinical placement site for undergraduate Orthoptic students.

You must hold a degree or diploma in Orthoptics recognised by the HCPC, and must hold HCPC registration.

The department is committed to clinical governance, audit, research and CPD.

Due to the nature of the post so you will be expected travel and it is expected that you will have a full driving licence and will have regular use of an appropriate vehicle (as determined by the Trust).

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, sexual preference, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Heidi Denham
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email ( Email address removed )

If you are applying to work for Salford Royal it is important that you are aware of the following:

The Trust as an organisation has four core values which are a focus for how our staff and volunteers work with each other and care for patients.

These shared values help us to work together to continuously improve the organisation and ourselves.

As part of the recruitment process (application form and interview) you will be assessed to see if you meet the Trust Values

If you have a disability please ensure you read additional information for disabled applicants.

Please be advised that the Trust will not re-imburse any expenses incurred by candidates for attending interview.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply would require immigration sponsorship. You can self assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorhip for this post please visit the UKBA website.

Please note that if you are short listed for interview you will be contacted via email and it is important that you check your email regularly. If you do not hear from us by four weeks after the closing date then you may assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

As a fair collection notice for all NHS employees previous service details will be requested electronically from their previous employer

We prefer to employ non smokers

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

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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