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Current Vacancies

Retinal Screener and Grader

Location: South Tees DESP

Salary: £19,409 - £22,683

Closing Date: 22nd February


South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust manages the South Tees Retinal Screening Service which provides a comprehensive Diabetic Retinal Screening service across the South Tees area. The service provides annual diabetic eye screening to over 23,500 patients across Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and the Hambleton and Richmond areas of North Yorkshire.

This post offers an excellent opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic person to provide screening and disease grading to national standards. The overall aim is to reduce the incidence of new blindness in the diabetic population.

The successful applicant must be able to prove they understand the importance of attention to detail and accuracy, and have experience and confidence in using Windows based IT software.

The post involves travelling to community venues across Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Hambleton & Richmond, therefore a full driving licence and access to a car is required.

Informal contact is welcomed by Simon White, Retinal Screening Manager, on telephone 01642 835982

To apply, please visit: and use ref no: 328-PC-0170

Diabetic Retinopathy Screener Grader

Location: Chesterfield DESP

Salary: Band 3 or 4 depending on qualification

Closing Date: 23rd February


The Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Service team are looking to recruit to their established team of screener/graders within the Ophthalmic Outpatients Department. The service provides retinal screening and treatment for eye disease associated with diabetes and forms part of the national team

You will be educated to GCSE level (or equivalent) in English and Maths, have the ability to communicate effectively at all levels and work well as part of a team. Excellent organisational, communication and IT skills are essential requirements of this post together with a desire to make the patients experience in clinic a positive one.

A full training programme will be provided for this post. Staff without required relevent diploma in diabetic retinopathy screening will be considered for the post at Band 3 level however if successful the candidate will be required to undertake a diploma qualification in Diabetic Screening & Grading. On successful completion of this qualification the post holder will receive a pay increase to band 4 on the pay scale.

Flexibility is required within this post as the department provides a service that includes daytime, evening and possibly some weekend clinics. The service also conducts screening clinics at outreach locations within North Derbyshire.

A car driver with a full current driving licence and own transport is essential. For disabled applicants; suitable alternative arrangements may be agreed, if necessary.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Claire Bond, Matron 01246 512433

Jodie Ratcliffe, Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Team Leader 01246 516250

To apply, please visit: and use ref no: 166-161-SS-906667

Retinal Screener/Grader

Location: Northamptonshire DESP

Salary: £19,409 - £22,683

Closing Date: See Job Advert


An opportunity was arisen for a Screener/Grader to join our Northamptonshire Diabetic Eye Screening Team.

Applicants will need to demonstrate the ability to work both independently and as part of a small team. You will need to be computer literate and have excellent interpersonal skills. Previous health service knowledge is essential. You will need a technical or similar qualification and be prepared to undertake the Health Screener qualification.

The successful applicant will be expected to run eye screening clinics, administer eye drops when necessary and capture high quality digital retinal images of diabetic patients within the county of Northamptonshire. You will also be grading images for presence of diabetic eye disease. In addition you will be responsible for your own clinics, by reminding patients of their appointments and ringing DNAs in the clinic.

The Retinal Screener/Grader must recognise diabetic abnormalities for fast track referral, grading images and referring onwards for Ophthalmic care as required.

The ability to travel between sites in Northamptonshire area is essential. There are 9 fixed sites at Corby, Oundle, Kettering, Wellingborough, Irthlingborough, Northampton, Daventry, Towcester and Brackley. In addition the successful applicant will be expected to drive our mobile retinal screening van to other screening venues as demand necessitates, as such you will require a valid driving licence for the UK.

The post holder will be expected to work on a rota basis, Monday – Friday with a minimum of one Saturday morning per month and have the flexibility to work weekdays between the hours of 8.00am – 7:30pm, on average one late clinic per week on the rota.

The post that you are applying for involves access to vulnerable adults and children as defined by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB). It will therefore be necessary to apply to the CRB for a Disclosure Check. This post requires a satisfactory Disclosure check of the post holder.

Should we receive sufficient qualified applications we reserve the right to close this advert ahead of the designated time.

NHFT welcomes applications from people, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status or pregnancy or maternity status.

We would encourage applications from groups who are currently underrepresented in the organisation. In particular, applications from disabled people (with both visible and non-visible disabilities), people from black and minority ethnic communities and lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered (LGBT) people.

NHFT is committed to building a diverse workforce, ensuring staff are treated fairly at work and ensuring all staff have the learning and development they need on equality in order to undertake their job role.

Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust (NHFT) is proud to announce the implementation of a specific Non-Registered Staff Induction program to reflect national changes in the way staff employed within bands 1-4 clinical posts. NHFT has committed to providing on-going investment into the induction and continued professional development of all new and existing staff employed within these valuable roles.

The new Non-Registered Staff Induction program includes the Care Certificate which provides clear evidence to employers, patients and people who receive care and support that the health or social care support worker in front of them has been assessed against a specific set of standards and has demonstrated they have the skills, knowledge and behaviours to ensure that they provide compassionate and high quality care and support. All staff attending the induction program will be supported for a period of up to twelve weeks to complete both the knowledge and practical observations required to meet the specified criteria, contained within the Care Certificate framework. Staff will initially commence in roles supported by allocated supervisors from the clinical environment, and a dedicated Care Certificate Assessor who will maintain contact throughout the induction period completing practical observations whilst providing on-going support to complete the induction program.

If you would like to visit the service please contact Suzanne Viner, Failsafe Manager on 01933 235830 or Katie Tompkins, Programme Manager on 01933 235833.

To apply, please visit: and use ref no: 270-T247-ACS

Retinal Screener - Health Intelligence Ltd

Location: North West London DESP (Harrow)

Salary: £18,000 + HCAS

Closing Date: 28th February



Full Training given

Retinal Screener to cover maternity

North West London Diabetic Eye Screening Programme: Covering clinics in the Harrow area

We are looking for a Retinal Screener for our Diabetic Eye Screening Programme in the North West London area.

We have great ambitions for the service, can you match them?

Health Intelligence provide Analytics & Diabetic Eye Screening Services to NHS Organisations.Our main areas of focus are on Diabetic Eye Screening services and population based solutions that assist the NHS deliver high quality screening services and reduce potential sight loss to NHS patients.

The post-holder will deliver a consistently high quality diabetic eye screening service for patients with diabetes in specified area(s). The role has a requirement to work unsupervised within a community based environment, with travel to a number of fixed and mobile screening venues. Senior Retinal Screeners will help and work with Team Leaders to support and monitor the Retinal Screeners.

This fantastic opportunity provides personal development opportunities and the possibility of career progression within the company. You will be given the chance to develop the role.

We will ask a lot from you but in return you can expect a lot from us:

Salary: £18,000per annum plus Outer London Weighting

Other Benefits include:

  • 25 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays

  • Company profit related bonus scheme

  • Company salary sacrifice pension scheme

  • Flexible working where appropriate

  • Spacious offices

  • Childcare vouchers

  • Company phone & laptop

  • Training and development opportunities

  • Free tea and coffee and lovely colleagues!!!

Base Office Location: Perivale, UB6 7HQ

This position will be clinic based in the Harrow area with need to go to the Perivale office for meetings, training and grading

It would be desirable to have experience of working in a healthcare environment with an understanding of diabetic retinopathy but not essential as full training will be provided.

Excellent communication skills required with the ability to work alone or in a team

Educated to GCSE level

There will be a requirement to complete the Diploma in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening. Mentoring and training will be provided.

Full clean driving licence essential

All job offers are subject to a DBS check, Right to Work Check and references

The hours are full time 37.5 per week which includes some weekend work.

If you require any further information please call Rosy Willis on 01270 897831

To apply, please visit: and use ref no: J246-A-18-0141

Diabetic Retinopathy Screener

Location: Greater Nottingham DESP

Salary: £16,968 - £19,852

Closing Date: 1st March


We are looking for a Diabetic Retinopathy Screener who is passionate about Diabetic Eye Screening to join the Greater Nottingham Diabetic Eye Screening Programme on a fixed term contract. You will be working from Ropewalk House and will travel to and from healthcare settings within Nottinghamshire including prisons. You will be required to work as a team member and independently in developing and delivering the programme and must present excellent communication skills within the multidisciplinary team. You will be accountable in carrying out clinical duties associated with the role and are expected to work in line with National Quality Assurance Standards. 

We expect exceptional planning and organisation skills along with confident decision making and effective problem solving relating to your clinical duties. Effective teamwork is an important element of the role and we encourage you to speak up regarding new ideas and support development. A variety of essential tasks alongside screening will be required including data collection and analysis, liaising with a number of internal and external contacts and involvement in service improvement projects therefore your enthusiasm for a career in Diabetic Eye Screening must be evident.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Marc Thorley
Programme Manager

To apply, please visit: and use ref no: 164-950308

DES Administration and Failsafe Assistant

Location: Cornwall DESP

Salary: £16,968 - £19,852

Closing Date: 1st March


This is an opportunity to join Cornwall's Diabetic Eye Screening Programme (DES) whose centre is based at Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro. The post holder will provide clerical, secretarial and administrative support for the Diabetic Retinal Screening Programme.

Screening takes place in GP practices, community hospitals, and in a mobile screening unit throughout Cornwall. From screening patients are referred for a course of treatment in hospital eye departments. A key part of this role will be to assist in the tracking of patients from registration through screening and treatment ensuring tight failsafe procedures are maintained.

This is a full time post working 37.5 hours per week however part time posts may be considered.

For further information please contact: Jake Mills, Cornwall DRS Programme Manager on 01872 254636.

To apply, please visit: and use ref no: 156-SURG18-0126

DES Administration Assistant

Location: Cornwall DESP

Salary: £15,404 - £18,157

Closing Date: 1st March


This is an opportunity to join Cornwall's Diabetic Eye Screening Programme (CDESP) whose centre is based at Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro. The post holder will develop the skills provide clerical and administrative support for the Diabetic Retinal Screening Programme.

This is a full time post of 37.5 hours a week.

The Diabetic Eye Screening Programme (DESP) was set up in 2005. Diabetes is the leading cause of sight loss in people of working age in the UK due to a condition known as diabetic retinopathy, a complication of diabetes that affects the blood vessels within the retina at the back of the eye. If retinopathy is identified early through screening and appropriate treatment received, sight loss can be prevented in 90% of patients. Screening which involves digital photography of the retina followed by a grading process to identify any changes in the retina takes place throughout Cornwall in GP practices, other local venues or in our mobile screening unit. If diagnosed with retinopathy patients may be referred for a course of treatment in the hospital eye department. A key part of this role will be to assist in the tracking of patients from registration through screening and treatment, ensuring tight failsafe procedures are maintained.

For further information please contact: Jake Mills, Cornwall DES Programme Manager on 01872 254636.

To apply, please visit: and use ref no: 156-SURG18-0125


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