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Current Vacancies

Specialist Slit Lamp Examiner

Location: North Yorkshire DESP

Salary: £37,570 - £43,772 pro rata (7.5 hrs pw)

Closing Date: 26th March

Description:

North Yorkshire Diabetic Eye Screening Programme (NYDESP) currently delivers a comprehensive screening programme to more than 40,000 patients across North Yorkshire. We are looking to recruit a specialist SLB examiner to work with the NYDESP team to deliver slit lamp biomicroscopy services within our programme for the Harrogate area.

NYDESP is a fully mobile programme which delivers photographic and slit lamp biomicroscopy screening clinics in community settings from 3 locality bases in York, Scarborough and Harrogate. You will be required to transport yourself and equipment across the locality during a normal working day. Flexibility on working patterns can be negotiated for the right candidates.

This post will be primarily based in Harrogate but may be expected to work in other areas covered by NYDESP.

The successful candidate will be expected to use advanced clinical techniques to undertake assessment of diabetic patients for signs of sight threatening diabetic retinopathy. The post holder will be expected to work alongside: the Lead Clinician, and Ophthalmologist, Screener/Graders and administration colleagues to deliver a high quality service to our patients.

Training and quality assurance are a very important part of our programme. The post holder will be expected to participate in multidisciplinary training days, as well as 1 to 1 sessions with the lead Ophthalmologist and Grading Manager. They will be expected to actively participate in training of other screening programme staff. There is also an expectation that they will complete the necessary units for the level 3 diploma for health screener's qualification and undertake the national grading test and training (TAT) sets on a regular basis.

This is a front line service delivery role, and the Slit Lamp Examiner will have contact with patients and their carers, GP practices, and various other agencies. This will require high level communication and customer care skills to ensure good relationships are developed with a diverse group of people. Experience in using windows based computer systems is necessary. The ability to transport yourself and equipment across the locality during the course of a normal working day is required for this vacancy.

If you are interested in applying on this basis, we would encourage you to contact the appointing manager to enquire further.

Please note that HR contact with applicants will usually be by email. Please check all of your mail folders regularly (some providers filter our messages into junk mail folders).

It's not just the area that's a great draw, as well: as a member of our team, you'll have access to one of the most generous and comprehensive pension schemes in the UK, a minimum of 27 days annual leave (on top of Bank Holidays) and an award-winning package of staff benefits (see link on the right).

For further details / informal visits contact:

John Featonby

john.featonby@York.nhs.uk

01904 726640

Shelley Widdowson


shelley.widdowson@york.nhs.uk

01904 726640

To apply please visit: http://www.jobs.nhs.uk and use ref no: 419-FT-1598312-SSLE-GM

Retinal Screener

Location: Northamptonshire DESP

Salary: £17,787 - £20,448

Closing Date: This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

Description:

We are looking to recruit a self-motivated, enthusiastic individual to join our 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 Screeners Diploma, which is a mandatory requirement set by the National Screening Programme.

The successful applicant will be expected to run eye screening clinics, taking photographs of patients' retinas (eyes), administering eye drops when necessary and triaging images for presence of diabetic eye disease. In addition there is a whole team approach to achieving NDESP (National Diabetic Eye Screening Programme) uptake targets and as such there will be some administrative duties to include telephoning patients incorporated in this role.

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

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

  • customer focused with excellent interpersonal skills
  • willingness to learn
  • organised and able to prioritise tasks
  • good problem-solving skills
  • able to work under pressure
  • any previous experience working with the public is ideal
  • minimum of 5 GCSEs including grades A-C in English, Maths and a Science subject or equivalent
  • a full driving licence and your own transport is essential

The post that you are applying for involves access to vulnerable adults 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.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Katie Tompkins, Programme Manager on 01933 235833.

To apply please visit: http://www.jobs.nhs.uk and use ref no: 270-T1198-ACS

Diabetic Screening Healthcare Assistant

Location: Sunderland and South Tyneside DESP

Salary: £17,787 - 20,448

Closing Date: 28th March

Description:

To support the Diabetic Eye Screening Programme in providing an effective annual screening service to diabetic patients in Sunderland and South Tyneside.  You will be required to travel between 7 clinical locations with some occasional evening work.

You will be expected to deliver a comprehensive diabetic foot screening assessment to identify pathology requiring referral into podiatric services using appropriate examination equipment, techniques and protocols.  In addition, phlebotomy and clinical assessment skills are required.

You will also support the eye screening aspect of the programme by preparing patients to undergo retinal photography involving the instillation of eyedrops and recording of visual acuities.  In addition you will be expected to undertake the necessary training in retinal photography to provide clinical continuity to the programme.

You will be required to have experience of working in a patient clinical setting with excellent communication skills and be able to demonstrate continuing professional development.  You should have knowledge of diabetes and its complications and be confident in undertaking physical foot examinations and engaging with the public.  Good IT skills are essential with experience in Microsoft Office packages.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact: Helen Bone Programme Manager on 07795 335424

This post is subject to enhanced DBS disclosure.

To apply please visit: http://www.jobs.nhs.uk and use ref no: 155-19-NM-034

Administrative Lead

Location: Sunderland and South Tyneside DESP

Salary: £17,787 - 20,448

Closing Date: This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

Description:

To support the Diabetic Eye Screening Programme in providing an effective administrative support to a very busy community based clinical service responsible for delivering annual diabetic screening to over 27,000 people across Sunderland and South Tyneside.

Experience of working in an NHS administrative capacity is essential with excellent communication and leadership skills. You will be responsible for leading a small administrative team in ensuring all aspects of screening call and recall are managed appropriately.  Effective  telephony skills are required to manage high call volumes with a compassionate and empathetic approach in supporting patients with long term conditions.

You should be used to multitasking, being flexible, hardworking and motivated to maintain consistently high standards. You will be required to train, mentor and support the development of others and deliver appraisal reviews.

Good IT skills are essential with experience in Microsoft Office packages. Training will be provided for all other software used in the programme.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact: Helen Bone Programme Manager on 07795 335424

To apply please visit: http://www.jobs.nhs.uk and use ref no: 155-19-AC-017

Highly Specialist Optometrist

Location: East and North Hertfordshire DESP

Salary: £33,222 - £43,041 pro rata (7.5 hrs pw) Fixed Term

Closing Date: 2nd April

Description:

East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust have embarked upon a period of significant change to reconfigure acute services as part of a major strategic change within Hertfordshire. We are investing over a £100 million in our hospitals, which will help our staff provide the best care to their patients. 

We employ 5,000 staff and can offer a wide variety of opportunities. Our hospitals, Lister Hospital in Stevenage, QEII Hospital in Welwyn Garden City and Hertford County Hospital, are in busy towns with good amenities and leisure activities. London and Cambridge are only 30 minutes away by train. 

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic optometrist to take on the role of Highly Specialist Optometrist at East and North Herts NHS Trust

The post is a one year fixed term to cover maternity leave and will be based at the Hertford County Hospital, Hertford but the successful candidate may also be required to provide Slit Lamp Clinics at the New QE2 Hospital in Welwyn Garden City or the Lister Hospital Stevenage.

The role will focus on delivering Slit Lamp Biomicroscopy clinics for the Diabetic Eye Screening Programme and working with the eye screening team to ensure the early identification and prompt treatment of sight threatening diabetic retinopathy.

Candidates must have a BSc in Optometry, GOC registration and be able to demonstrate post registration experience. Experience and an interest in medical retina and the identification of diabetic retinopathy would be advantageous.

A broad knowledge of clinical optometric management and excellent communication skills are essential. 

East and North Herts Trust is committed to research and audit; the successful applicant will be expected to participate with new and ongoing audits and research projects as part of their role. Personal development is encouraged, as we are keen for individuals to pursue and develop areas of special interest.
East and North Herts NHS Trust is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. All positions within the Trust require working regularly or unsupervised with children or vulnerable adults will require an enhanced DBS disclosure. The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Matt Price, Head of Orthoptics, Optometry and Ophthalmic Imaging. 

email: matthewprice@nhs.net - Tel: 07778198997

To apply please visit: http://www.jobs.nhs.uk and use ref no: 361-SURG-1553142

Retinal Screening Services Patient Administrator

Location: East and North Hertfordshire DESP

Salary: £17,787 - £20,448 + HCAS pro rata (9 hrs pw)

Closing Date: 2nd April

Description:

The East & North Hertfordshire Diabetic Eye Screening Programme are currently recruiting for a part time Retinal Screening Patient Services Administrator.

This post involves working as part of a team providing administrative support to a high quality eye screening service to patients with diabetes in East and North Hertfordshire. Diabetic retinopathy is currently one of the leading causes of blindness in people of working age in the United Kingdom, but screening can lead to early detection and treatment can reduce the risk of vision loss.

Ideally you will be experienced in NHS/private healthcare processes and procedures, be able to communicate to a wide range of people and have the ability to work in a busy office environment.

The successful applicant will join a dedicated and enthusiastic team working in the programme administrative centre in the Hertford County Hospital.

The post is paid at an Agenda for Change Band 3 equivalent (£17,787 - £20,448 per annum dependent on experience) and also attracts a 5% High Cost Living Allowance.

It is a part time (9 hours per week) permanent role.

Working Hours are flexible but MUST include a minimum of 4 hours on a Friday morning.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sue Oliver on 01992 823123/01992 823135 or email su.oliver@nhs.net

To apply please visit: http://www.jobs.nhs.uk and use ref no: 361-SURG-1546918

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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