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Optometry Consultant with Glaucoma Speciality

Band 8C

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Optometrist Specialist
Band 8C
One Year Fixed Term
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Hull Royal Infirmary
£61,777 - £72,597 Per Annum**
07/08/2019 23:59

A unique opportunity has arisen for a Consultant Optometrist to work at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. The role is full time for a period of one year and this will be based mainly at the Hull Royal site, but also other locations when necessary to meet the needs of the Optometry/Ophthalmology service.

We are looking for a special individual who must have a Diploma in Glaucoma and also must hold the Non-Medical Prescribing Qualification, hence the banding. This is to support the Glaucoma service working alongside a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Consultant Optometrists. There are also specialised clinics in Medical Retina, contact lenses, prosthetics and paediatrics.

The Hospital opened in November 2002. There are 18 Consultant Ophthalmologists covering the variety of sub specialities within Ophthalmology, a thriving Orthoptic department and supportive nursing and technician teams. Our Optometric team comprises 11 Optometrists, some full time and some part time. There is a lecture theatre for the provision of education and teaching. The NHS Trust covers a population of around 500,000. The seaside resorts of Hornsea and Bridlington are easily reached and the beauty of the Yorkshire Wolds is a popular draw for outdoor seekers. Hull was the 2017 City of Culture which raised the profile of the area, with significant investment and re-development ensuring that the legacy will be longstanding.

** Salary relates to year 2 of 3 year NHS pay deal

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For an informal discussion, or to arrange a visit to the Ophthalmology Department, please contact Brian Melia 07415518862 or email or