Orthoptics Team Leader

NHS National Services Scotland
Airdrie, UK
Closing date
3 Nov 2020

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Please note this is a part time post and the salary for this position will be pro-rata.

The post holder has continuing responsibility for orthoptic services for a defined geographical area within Lanarkshire. Is responsible for organisation and management ensuring that appropriate levels of service are provided, ensuring safe and effective patient care whilst meeting agreed targets for quality and activity. Critically reviewing all orthoptic procedures and practices in order to improve the patient pathway where necessary through redesign of the service.

Be responsible for the innovative Lanarkshire Orthoptic/Optometry Shared Care Scheme, encompassing the hospital and community based optometrists.

Provide clinical leadership to a team of Orthoptic staff and act as a key source of advice and expertise on Orthoptic matters to a variety of stakeholders, internal and external to NHS Lanarkshire.

Informal enquiries regarding the post will be welcomed by Rachel McKay, Professional Lead, on.

If you have any queries regarding the application form or recruitment process, please contact Lewis Melvin, Recruitment Administrator, on.

Please note: we anticipate a high level of interest in this position and may close the advert once a sufficient amount of applications are received. Therefore, please make sure you complete and submit your application at an early stage.

Whilst this advertisement may be for a specific post(s) in a particular location, applicants who are shortlisted for interview may be considered for similar vacancies in alternative locations.

Applications from candidates who require a Tier 2 Certificate of sponsorship (formerly Work Permits) will only be considered if no suitable UK or EEA national is identified for this post. For further information on the UK Border Agency's new points based System which now governs the way individuals from outside the EEA can work in the UK please visit .
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