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SPECIALIST ORTHOPTIST

Posted 23 November by NHS Tayside Featured Ended
An opportunity has arisen to join the Orthoptic Team in Tayside. You will be part of a team of 10 orthoptists (7.5 WTE) and 3 orthoptic support workers (1.8 WTE), working alongside the wider ophthalmology team that includes 11 consultant ophthalmologists, 2 who have a specialist interest in paediatrics and ocular motility, optometrists and ophthalmic nurse practitioners.

We have a strong commitment to team working, clinical governance and evidence based practice. The unit handles a varied caseload of paediatric and adult motility. Clinical duties will include general orthoptic clinics, visual field clinics and specialist orthoptic clinics including assessment of brain injury/stroke patients throughout Tayside. In the community we provide paediatric orthoptic/optometry clinics and an orthoptic delivered pre-school visual-screening program. This post is based at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee but will include regular sessions at Perth Royal Infirmary and outreach clinics throughout Tayside, ability to travel across NHS Tayside.

The department has a significant teaching remit for undergraduate students, including orthoptic and medical students, previous teaching and mentoring of undergraduate orthoptic students is desirable and you will be encouraged to participate in the clinical teaching of other professional groups. The department actively participates in CPD and research/audit.

The post requires a diploma/degree in Orthoptics, current HCPC registration. You should have good clinical knowledge and excellent communication skills. Experience with adult motility cases would be desirable. We would consider applications from newly qualified practitioners as well as experienced orthoptists.

Dundee is a thriving University City set in a beautiful part of Scotland. Further information on property is available on or

Graduate Orthoptist will be supported to develop skills and competencies which will allow them to operate as autonomous practitioners with limited supervision of their clinical work. In accordance with Agenda for Change Annex 20, skills to perform autonomously at Band 6 level must be developed within 12 to 24 months after starting employment at Band 5 level.

Reference: 33875768

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