Extended scope practitioner

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Location: Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, B9 5SS

Salary: £33222 - 43041

Role: Other

Contract type: Full time

Recruiter name: University Hospitals Birmingham

Closing date:

University Hospitals Birmingham seeks an Extended scope practitioner

UHB is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in England, serving a regional, national, and international population.

Our multiple sites, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital and Community Services, Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham Chest Clinic allow people to be treated as close to home as possible.

We see and treat more than 2.2 million people every year across our sites and our hospitals deliver more babies than anywhere else in Europe.

We are a regional centre for cancer, bone marrow transplants, trauma, renal dialysis, burns and plastics, HIV and AIDS, as well as respiratory conditions like cystic fibrosis; thoracic surgery and have the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe.

We provide a series of highly specialist cardiac, liver and neurosurgery services to patients from across the UK.

We are world-renowned for our trauma care and have developed pioneering surgical techniques in the management of ballistic and blast injuries, including bespoke surgical solutions for previously unseen injuries. We are a designated a Level 1 Trauma Centre and host of the UK’s only £20m National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC).

We have over 20,000 members of staff and we are committed to investing in their development and their health and wellbeing.

Applications are invited from medical practitioners, optometrists, orthoptists and nurses to join the glaucoma service at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.  The successful candidate will undertake clinical, diagnostic and technical duties as a non-medical specialist glaucoma practitioner.

The successful candidate will work independently in glaucoma clinics and in post-operative cataract clinics. Competency is required in a broad range of skills including clinical examination of the anterior and posterior segments, tonometry, optical coherence tomography and visual field analysis. Reporting to a consultant ophthalmologist and supported by clinical nurse specialists you will be expected to make treatment recommendations including prescribing glaucoma therapeutic medications. You will also monitor disease progression and plan individual patient care.  Clinics run at Heartlands, Solihull, Good Hope Hospitals on a variable schedule. You will be supported by a team of ophthalmologists, optometrists, specialist nurses and technical staff and expected to maintain a high standard care and professionalism at all times.   

Training may be considered for suitable candidates with an incomplete set of competencies. Applications for part-time hours will be considered. Questions about this post may be raised with Carole Atkins, glaucoma lead nurse in the department of Ophthalmology.

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