Specialist Optometrist

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£41,659 – £47,672 a year
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There is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Optometrist to join our friendly and innovative team within the Eye Unit in the beautiful city of Bath. Our highly motivated department consists of 6 Ophthalmologists, 3 Associate Specialists, 6 Optometrists, 6 Optometry Technicians and 4 Orthoptists. Our Optometrists provide a broad range of highly skilled core and specialised services including glaucoma and medical retina clinics. Higher qualifications in glaucoma and independent prescribing would be advantageous but optometrists can be supported with any necessary training. You will be a qualified optometrist with significant post registration experience and GOC registration. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, team focus, initiative and the ability to deliver a high standard of patient care are key attributes for the role. You may occasionally be required to deputise for the Head Optometrist in their absence. If you require any further information regarding this post or to arrange an informal visit please contact: As a senior clinician you will be responsible for managing complex cases independently. You will provide clinical advice and expert opinion to optometric and medical colleagues along with teaching and supervision of students, optometry technicians, nursing and medical staff where necessary. As a specialist optometrist you will play a pivotal role in the delivery of optometry services across the Trust. At the RUH we’re proud to put people at the heart of what we do, working together as one team to make a difference for our patients, each other, and our community. No matter what your role is, we value everyone’s contribution in supporting the exceptional, person-centred care we pride ourselves on. We are committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment. This can be seen in our growing community of staff networks – celebrating successes and creating opportunities to listen and learn. We value our differences, champion kindness and civility, and truly believe that diversity makes us stronger. A culture of learning, developing and innovating is the thread that runs throughout our whole organisation. We want to support you to thrive, taking your career to its full potential. We value staff wellbeing, with a well-established programme of support. We believe in a holistic approach spanning all aspects of living a healthy life, including physical, emotional, spiritual and financial wellbeing. We’ve even got a pool! We are committed to supporting you and hope you want to join our team. In the meantime, find out more aboutliving and working the beautiful historic city of Bath, learn about ourextensive package of staff benefits, and read about how we’re providing healthcare fit for the future withthe landmark Dyson Cancer Centreand ourpassion for research.