Specialist Optometrist - Paediatric

Central Birmingham
£40,428 to £48,514 pa
06 Jun 2018
25 Jun 2018
Job Role
Contract Type
Part Time

Job title                      Specialist Optometrist (Paediatric)

Area of work              Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Employer                   Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital NHS Trust

Department               Eye Dept

Location                     Central Birmingham

Salary                         £40,428 to £48,514 pa

Job type                     Permanent

Staff Group                Professional scientific and technical

Pay scheme              Agenda for change

Pay                             Band 8a

Working pattern        7 hours/week

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our team.   Our clinical team comprises of 4 Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologists, 2 Clinical Fellows, 2 Junior Doctors, 2 Optometrists, 11 Orthoptists and 2 Nurses who all work closely together to deliver care to our children and young people.

Our patient cohort encompasses a broad diversity of conditions including retinoblastoma, paediatric cataract, uveitis, glaucoma, medical and surgical retina, ciliopathy, craniofacial, contact lens, inherited metabolic diseases.   

Our department has been on a trajectory of expansion and is attracting an ever-wider patient base. We are appointing new medical and orthoptic posts and are fortunate to have a new, larger out-patient area. We are looking for an enthusiastic, team-focussed individual to bring new ideas to our practices.

You will be part of a team of specialist paediatric optometrists providing clinical services to our patient cohort with opportunities for paediatric contact lens work. You will be supported by a multi-disciplinary team of medical, and orthoptic staff with access to contemporary diagnostic instrumentation and out-patient diagnostic services. Applicants must be registered with the GOC.  

Closing date: 25th June 2018

Interview date: Friday 6th July 2018

For informal enquiries, please contact Katerina Mappouras, Head Orthoptist on 0121 333 9468.

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