Retinal Screener Photographer

Guy's and St. Thomas'
Guy's Hospital, London
Competitive salary
25 Jun 2021
28 Jun 2021
Role Type
Start Date
The commitment of our 17,100 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2018 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the South East London Diabetic Eye Screening Programme, provided by Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

The service is one of the largest eye screening programmes in the country, responsible for providing screening to over 100,000 patients and has close links with both ophthalmology and diabetes services across SE London.

Screening is delivered in Hospital outpatient clinics, NHS health centres and high street opticians across Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham, Bromley, Bexley and Greenwich.

Screening involves taking patients relevant medical history, conducting visual acuity assessments, instilling eye drops and taking retinal photographs using specialist digital cameras. Screeners work in pairs or independently, running their own clinics with support from a Team Leader.

This fixed term position is an excellent entry level role as comprehensive training and support will be provided. It would also suit candidates from a healthcare background who are looking for a new challenge. It will provide candidates with the experience to move onto the nationally recognised Health Screeners Diploma (HSD) training programme, should a permanent position become available. Once qualified with the HSD, candidates can progress to more skilled clinical roles in the Diabetic Eye Screening Programme.

Excellent customer/patient care and communication skills are essential for this post. Candidates must be self-disciplined, focused and able to work independently providing the highest quality care to our patients.

We are particually keen to hear from new applicants, please feel free to contact the Deputy Programme Manager with any questions.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameLouise BattenJob titleDeputy Programme ManagerEmail

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Applications are welcomed from applicants with a disability. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process. Equality of opportunity is our policy.

As an organisation we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift pattern so that we can offer services in the evenings or at weekends.

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