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Pre-Registration Optometrist (XR04) - COVID-19 in Leeds

Job Title: Pre-Registration... Area of Work: Optometry... Employer: Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS... Department:... Salary: £21,892 p.a. (As at April 2020) Hours: 37.5 hours per week (full-time) Job Type: Temporary ...

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Job Title: Pre-Registration Optometrist Area of Work: Optometry Services Employer: Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Department: Optometry Salary: £21,892 p.a. (As at April 2020) Hours: 37.5 hours per week (full-time) Job Type: Temporary (Thirteen month Fixed term contract August 2022 –September 2023) Pay Scheme: Agenda for Change Band 4 Closing date: 8 September 2021

Optometry department

Applications are invited for the post of Pre-registration Optometrist for the Pre Registration period covering August 2022 to September 2023 for a period of approximately 13 months, commencing August 2022.

You will join our busy, friendly Optometry team working primarily at the Eye department based at present in Chancellor wing at St. James’s UniversityHospital in Leeds. The Optometry department consists of the Consultant Optometrist, Principal Optometrist, Specialist Optometrists, Optometrists, Resident Optometrists and Pre-registration Optometrist, Senior Dispensing Opticians, Optical Services Officer and Optical Services Clerical Assistants. The Optometry department works with the Ophthalmology and Orthoptic teams at Leeds Teaching Hospitals providing services for adult and paediatric patients including diagnostic refraction, low vision aid assessment and prescribing, medical contact lens assessment and aftercare, specialist visual assessment, specialist dispensing services, joint orthoptic and optometry clinics, Acute referral clinics, pre and post operative cataract assessment, Iritis, Medical retina, glaucoma, anterior segment clinics and YAG clinics. Optometry services are provided at present at St. James’s University Hospital, Seacroft hospital, Wharfedale General Hospital and our Community Eye clinic at St. Georges centre.

The successful applicant working under the supervision of the Consultant Optometrist, Head of Optometry, Specialist Optometrists and their colleagues will gain experience in a range of optometric techniques in preparation for the competency assessments and OSCEs of the Pre registration Period (PRP) of the College of Optometrists Scheme for Registration (SfR).

Opportunity will be given to attend weekly Orthoptic and Ophthalmology clinics, outside Private practice (where possible) and our own Dispensing section.

Tutorials are arranged as required and attendance at Ophthalmology teaching sessions is encouraged.

A predicted BSc (Hons) degree in Optometry of 2:2 or higher and GOC student registration are essential. Experience in optometry practice is desirable.

Please note that this post will be dependent on candidates achieving a 2:2 BSc (Hons) degree or higher in Optometry in order to register for the PRP.

Further communication from the Trust will be to the email address given on the application form. You should ensure that email addresses are provided for your referees wherever possible.

We reserve the right to close applications for this post early if we receive sufficient applications.


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Health / Medical
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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