King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly £1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 11,500 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London.
The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley.
We are seeking an orthoptist with experience in the assessment and management of glaucoma to join our dynamic multi-disciplinary team including 10 orthoptists, 4 optometrists and a large group of Ophthalmologists, the post will be predominantly based at Denmark Hill, although some travel between sites may be necessary.
This is a varied role. The job plan includes orthoptics, attending consultant led glaucoma and shared care clinics. We have a large cross-site glaucoma team of 5 consultants.
Additionally the successful applicant will provide expert clinical orthoptic skills managing a wide and complex clinical caseload in autonomous and multi-disciplinary clinics, with a frequent requirement to assess patients attending the eye casualty service. The post holder will contribute to training ophthalmologists, optometrist and medical students.
We are particularly looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person to join our friendly team.You will be a good team player, an active learner, who adapts and communicates well, dedicated, taking pride in what you do and putting the patient first.
We offer an excellent competency based training program to support our clinical work. CPD is provided as part of the job plan. We will accept applications from orthoptists who are keen to develop their skills, however, this may require a band 6 to band 7 run through.
Applicants must hold a degree or diploma in Orthoptics, experience and post graduate qualification in Glaucoma, and be registered with the HCPC.
A current driving license and access to a car would be beneficial.
Any offer would be dependent upon a successful DBS review
PLEASE NOTE: In cases where a vacancy receives a high number of applications, we may bring the closing date forward. You are therefore advised to submit your completed application as early as possible.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Garth Johnston, Head Optical Services Apply
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