SPECIALIST ORTHOPTIST

Recruiter
NHS Fife
Location
Donibristle Industrial Park
Posted
16 May 2018
Closes
22 Jun 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
QUEEN MARGARET HOSPITAL, DUNFERMLINE
PLANNED CARE DIRECTORATE
SPECIALIST ORTHOPTIST
REF NO: HH923/05/18LB
FIXED TERM FOR 12 MONTHS
SALARY: £26,830 - £35,933
BAND 6 - HOURS: 37.5

We are looking for a specialised orthoptist to join our team at NHS Fife on a fixed term of 12 months to cover maternity leave. The post involves providing orthoptic service to a wide range of paediatric and adult patients from within the ophthalmology service in addition to other medical teams such as maxillofacial, stroke and neurology. We also provide Visual screening to an annual population of over 4000 children. A certain amount of travel between sites will be necessary as the department operates across two hospital sites as well as providing a community orthoptic service. Opportunities to be involved in teaching of hospital staff/pre reg. optometrists are available and research/audit is actively encouraged with regular in-service training within the department.

This post would suit both experienced orthoptists and newly qualified as additional mentoring/training can be arranged as required. You must hold a diploma/degree in Orthoptics and be registered with the Health Professions Council. Fife is situated within a commutable distance from Edinburgh and the central belt of Scotland.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 27th June 2018

Applications on a secondment basis will be considered providing you have
prior agreement from your current line manager.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Jennifer Skillen, Head of Orthoptics onext 21469 or via email on

A requirement of this post is to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Prior to appointment.

NHS Fife is legally obliged to ensure all its employees are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom. All applicants are required to confirm their right to work in the UK in their application. If you are not a United Kingdom (UK), European Community (EC) or European Economic Area National please state the visa category under which you are legally entitled to work in the UK on your application form and the expiry date of your leave to remain in the UK.

You can request an application pack by email quoting the job reference number.

Our email address is

We will acknowledge all returned application forms within 24 hours of receipt.

We do not accept CV applications. Applications may be considered on a job share basis.

CLOSING DATE: 12 NOON ON 29TH MAY 2018

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