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Current Vacancies

Specialist Optometrist

Location: Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London

Salary: £38,036 - £48,256 p.a. pro-rata inc HCA

Closing Date: 25th May


The South East London Diabetic Eye Screening Programme is one of the largest eye screening programmes in the country, offering screening to over 100,000 patients. The multi-disciplinary screening team includes nurses, optometrists and specialist screeners qualified with the diploma in health screening. 

Our programme optometrists undertake slit lamp retinal examinations, assessment of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scans and grading of digital retinal images as well supporting the highest standards of clinical governance via audit and quality assurance activities. 

We currently have a vacancy for a specialist optometrist to work predominantly across sites in Bromley, Bexley and Greenwich with occasional travel to the programme base in Guy's hospital. The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic professional who is comfortable working independently or as part of a team and able to deliver the highest standards of patient care. The screening programme is an ideal environment for those wishing to develop experience in the fields of clinical governance and service improvement. 

Ideally we are looking for optometrists who already possess the City and Guilds Diploma in Retinal Screening (or Diploma in Health Screening) although we will consider those willing to undertake the Diploma who demonstrate a passion for developing specialist knowledge and skills in screening.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Alain du Chemin :

To apply, please visit: and use ref no: 196-LIS3367-A

Retinal Photographer - Public Health Wales

Location: Parc Menai, Bangor

Salary: £19,410 - £22,683 p.a.

Closing Date: 25th May


The Diabetic Eye Screening Programme in Wales provides a screening service for the early detection of diabetes related eye disease (diabetic retinopathy). With the headquarters based at Treforest in South Wales, the service employs large multi-disciplinary teams across Wales. The post will be based at our Bangor base you will have to be with flexible to work at clinic venues across North Wales, using a DESW screening vehicle, therefore a full driving licence is essential.

This post involves capturing high quality digital images of the retina using specialised cameras and recognising any pathology. You will be accompanied by a Healthcare Assistant at each clinic. You will be expected to attain a retinal screening qualification to be able to practice independently but full training and support will be provided. 

We are looking for self motivated, adaptable individuals who can be relied upon to use their own initiative as you will be expected to deal with varying aspects of duties ensuring a consistent integrated and safe approach to patient care. Therefore, excellent communication skills are essential. It is a highly responsible activity where attention to detail, coupled with a meticulous approach to quality, is essential. 

This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic organisation and make a contribution to its development.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post.

Closing Date: 25 May 2017

For further details / informal visits contact:
Neil Latham 
01443 849333

To apply, please visit: and use ref no: 028-ACS009-0517

Senior Screener/Grader - EMIS Care

Location: South West London

Salary: £22,128 + £2k Qualification Bonus + HCAS

Closing Date: 4th June


We`re the UK leader in connected healthcare software and services. Our solutions are widely used across every major UK healthcare setting, from primary and community care to high street pharmacies, secondary care and specialist services.

EMIS Care`s mission, vision and values are to provide a patient-centric service that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the patients we serve by working to achieve excellence in service delivery. It is our view that this ethical consideration for our patients has made our company the success it is today.

By focusing on the needs of the patient we create bespoke solutions to meet the demands of those we serve. We tailor all service provision according to the locality and patient needs, as well as to nationally set guidelines. 

You will be a senior screener/grader working in a close knit team within South West London area. Previous experience in diabetic eye screening is essential.

Successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure.

If you think you have the skills we`re looking for to strengthen our team we`d love to hear from you, for more information please contact:

To apply, please visit: and use ref no: J112-A-17-1044

Retinal Screener/Grader

Location: Birmingham, Solihull and Black Country DESP

Salary: £22,128 - £28,746

Closing Date: Please see advert


The Birmingham, Solihull and Black Country DESP have a diabetic population of approximately 185,000. We are the largest Urban diabetic eye screening programme in the world. We are also the main provider of diabetic eye screening training in the UK and undertake both research and audit projects.

We are looking for an experienced Diabetic Eye Screener & Grader to undertake both screening and grading duties working alongside other professionals in the diabetes team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to partake in research and audit projects and all staff undertake their own personal projects that aid the programme and develop personal CPD.

Practical knowledge of diabetic eye disease and some knowledge of the national screening scheme is needed. Full training in the use of specialised grading software, and in grading skills, will be given to the successful candidate. Candidates already holding the City and Guilds accreditation in Diabetes Eye Screening would be an advantage.

This 1 WTE post is based at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust however the successful candidate will be required to work at other secondary care sites within the programme catchment area.

Interview Date: 9th June

For further information please contact:

Paul Galsworthy – Joint Programme Manager: