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Bank Paediatric Optometrist

Employer
Chelsea and Westminste
Location
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
19 Oct 2021
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About our Trust

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East. We have over 6,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children's, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We're one of the best preforming Trusts in the country. We're also one of the top trusts to work for - our staff say they're engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment. Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as 'Good' in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of 'Good'. We've also been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating for 'use of resources' by an NHS Improvement inspection.

Our vision is to be the No 1 employer nationally, where every member of staff has the best possible experience when working here. We can achieve this when we listen to our staff and act on their feedback. We have an ambitious agenda which is to deliver outstanding care to our patients in a workplace that is dynamic, inclusive, innovative, and demonstrates our PROUD to Care values.

These are both exciting and challenging times for the Trust and our partners, in particular for the people agenda. The organisation is one of the highest performing acute Trusts in the country and has many impressive people metrics - however we still have much to do. The board and the executive team are excited and motivated about us doing more for our people.

The Role

Bank Paediatric Optometrist (Band 5-7)

The friendly Paediatric Ophthalmology department at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated paediatric optometrist to join our team of 3 orthoptists, 2 optometrists, and 2 ophthalmologists. The post holder will have the opportunity to work in ophthalmology clinics alongside the full team as well as in fast-track clinics.

We have a vacancy of 7.5 - 15 hours a week to start immediately; working days being Mondays and Tuesdays.

The successful applicant will be responsible for paediatric assessments in our Consultant led clinics as well as Fast Track clinics, which consists of the optometrist and orthoptist. Depending on experience the post will be between Band 5 - 7 with the opportunity to up-skill.

We are a dedicated team and are committed to deliver patient-centred, efficient and high quality ophthalmic care to our patients. In addition to your clinical skills we are also interested in your ability to communicate and work with a wide range of people whom you will encounter in our hospital.

The hospital is situated near Earls Court and South Kensington underground stations, with over ground trains running to nearby Imperial Wharf and West Brompton stations.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameShabnam KhanJob titleHead of OrthoptistEmail addressShabnam.Khan4@nhs.netTelephone number0203 315 8075Additional contact information

Ms Luna Dhir, Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist

E| Luna.Dhir1@nhs.net T| 020 3315 8628

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Additional Information

The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its employees as well as maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local communities we serve. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.

Important:
  • The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
  • Once the advert has closed you application will be transferred to our 3rd party recruitment system (trac.systems).
  • Please ensure you check your emails is correct on your application form as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process.
  • If you have not heard from us within three weeks after the closing date, we regret that this usually means that your application was not successful.
  • In submitting an application form, you authorise Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.
  • During the recruitment process your Identity Documentation (i.e. passport, driving licence, visa, etc.) will be scanned using a device which recognises UV, Infrared and Machine Readable Zone security features of the documents provided
  • Employment at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is offered subject to successful completion of a six month Probationary Period


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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