Ophthalmic imaging assistant

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - More jobs by this advertiser

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Ophthalmic Assistant to join a busy Imaging team within the Eye Unit at UHS.

The candidate should have experience of working in Ophthalmology / Ophthalmic Imaging.

We are looking for a full time Ophthalmic Assistant to work in the Imaging and Measurement department of Southampton Eye Unit.

Duties will include, visual field measurements, disc imaging, Optical Coherence Tomography as well as Retinal imaging.

Preference will be given to those currently working within ophthalmology although previous experience of similar work would be advantages.

You will need to be a good communicator as you will be dealing with all age groups with visual impairment. Must have clear speech, when necessary work in low light conditions and able to move wheelchair bound patients. The successful applicant will be asked to work independently with minimal supervision as well as part of a busy team.

This is a chance to join an exciting department within a growing discipline. Candidates should be enthusiastic and prepared to work in a busy environment with a flexible approach to working hours as some evening and weekend work will be acquired.

Candidates who require further information can contact Gerald Lewis - Head of Ophthalmic Imaging & Photography via the details below.

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. We've recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement, and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care. One of our main objectives has been to become a top ten research trust, with the pharmacy department being an integral part of achieving this.

Closing date for applications Thursday 24th January 2019

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:

http://www.uhs.nhs.uk/WorkingHere/Typesofjob/Nurses/Returntonursing.aspx

http://www.discoversouthampton.co.uk/   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy

https://www.uhs-vle.co.uk/   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS

http://www.youtube.com/user/SouthamptonHospitals   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area, please find below a link to our website which offers guidance on finding accommodation:

http://www.uhs.nhs.uk/relocating-to-southampton

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust


Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789
Web: http://careers.uhs.nhs.uk/

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23 January 2019
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £17,787 - £20,448 pa GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Sector:
Healthcare and Medical
Profession:
Allied Health
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

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