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NHS North Wales Orthoptist United Kingdom

NHS North Wales Orthoptist United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term / permanent basis.

***Location: NHS North Wales United Kingdom
***HCPC Registration Required (Health & Care Professionals Council) Essential
***Start Date: Flexible
***AHP Grade: Orthoptist
***Pay Rate: £Negotiable (dependent on experience £28,076 to £39,693)
***Duration: Fixed Term (12 months with extension) / Permanent

TIER 2 CERTIFICATE OF SPONSORSHIP (formerly Work Permit)

Applications from Health & Care Professionals who require a Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK, we welcome and will consider all Health & Care Professionals with appropriate experience alongside all EU and UK trained Health & Care Professionals, upon appointment the relevant paperwork will be issued to the successful applicant- if required

Overview

As a Orthoptist you will treat patients of all ages with defects of binocular vision and abnormalities of eye movement. Most of your work with babies and children will involve the investigation and management of strabismus (misalignment of the eyes/squint) and amblyopia (lazy eye), and you’ll also have a lead role in childhood vision screening.

Our client welcomes applicants who may also may have experience in the diagnosis and management of adults who have experienced a neurological episode causing an eye muscle/nerve weakness resulting in double vision. This may include cases of:

  • acquired brain injury
  • diabetes
  • multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) – a build-up of pressure around the brain.

You as a Orthoptist will work as part of a hospital team, but may also work in community healthcare

You’ll work closely with ophthalmologists, optometrists, nurses and ophthalmic technicians, as well as with paediatricians, neurologists, teachers, health visitors, endocrinologists and other allied health professionals in multidisciplinary care.

Responsibilities

As an orthoptist, you’ll need to:

  • assess, interpret and diagnose eye position and eye movement disorders
  • assess and interpret a patient’s visual development
  • investigate causes of vision and visual field loss
  • formulate a treatment plan, which might include prescribing an eye patch, eye exercises or the use of prisms
  • manage medicines
  • refer patients for further tests or investigations
  • work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • monitor patients’ treatment and condition
  • undertake general administrative duties relating to patient care
  • contribute to service improvement and audit
  • be aware of public health initiatives
  • train students on placement and other health professionals, e.g. pre-registration optometry and undergraduate medical students
  • be responsible for your own continued professional development (CPD) and mandatory training.

Skills

You’ll need:

  • problem-solving skills
  • communication and interpersonal skills (written and oral)
  • the ability to form a good rapport with colleagues at all levels
  • the ability to empathise and communicate tactfully with patients
  • teamworking skills and a collaborative approach to work
  • the ability to work independently, organising your own workload and appointments
  • good observational skills and attention to detail
  • the ability to work under pressure in a busy environment
  • patience
  • good time management awareness
  • self-motivation
  • flexibility and adaptability
  • good observational skills and attention to detail
  • general IT skills
  • a good attitude to self-directed learning
  • reflective practice skills.

You’ll also need good manual dexterity and excellent hand-eye coordination.

This job title and description is an outline of the principal areas of responsibility and may be subject to periodic change. These duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be called upon to adapt to and undertake different or new appropriate duties as may be required in line with professional and service developments, within the grading level of the post and the competence of the post holder. Prior to any variations to your job description consultation will take place in line with the Trust’s policies and procedures

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

***Ability to act part of a team
***Ability to cope with a varying work load
***IELTS ( 7.5 with 7.0 in each module) – OR OET Exam Grade ‘B’ Overall for Overseas AHP Professionals
***HCPC Registration Required (Health & Care Professionals Council) Essential – We can provide guidance if needed

Note: The trust operates a policy whereby all employment for staff that have access to children / venerable adults will be subject to satisfactory DBS Disclosure ( Disclosure and Barring Service) The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Overseas candidates will require an international police check or character reference.

At Workplace Doctors we welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.  Candidates will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post.

Workplace Doctors is a recruitment agency that offers locum, fixed term and permanent medical jobs for Doctors, Nurses & AHP Medical professionals.

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Call Us today on +441234 889213 to discuss this vacancy or email your CV with your HCPC registration to info@workplacedoctors.co.uk You are also able to apply online (see below)