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Specialist Optometrist - Trainee Contact Lens Practitioner

Location: St Helens Hospital, St. Helens, WA9 3DA

Recruiter name: St Helens Hospital

Role: Optometrist

Employer type: Hospital

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Full-time, Part-time

Salary range: £40,000 - £49,999

Recruiter type: Direct employer

Closing date:

Optometrist required to undertake general hospital optometric duties and therapeutic contact lenses

This post is offered on an annex 21 training post. Job share/Part time role also considered.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, flexible and motivated optometrist (with an interest in contact lenses) to join our friendly eye care team at St. Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. The role will involve the assessment of new and review patients attending joint medical led clinics both at the hospital and in the community setting. The clinical workload will consist of a mix of paediatric and adult refraction (both with and without cycloplegia,) as well as therapeutic contact lens fittings and aftercare. On the job training and supervision will be provided and there will be an opportunity for further study. You will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, liaising closely with an experienced optometrist, consultant ophthalmologists, orthoptists, nurses and other support staff.

The successful post holder should have a BSc in optometry and be registered with the General Optical Council. Previous hospital experience would be advantageous but not essential. This is an attractive permanent role with contractual NHS benefits, as well as an exciting opportunity to broaden your skillset.