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OCT Ophthalmic Technician

 

OCT OphthalmicTechnician

Band 3

1 Full time (37.5 hours)

Due to career development the Orthoptic department is looking for someone who is motivated and hardworking to take on the role of OCT Ophthalmic Technician and join an enthusiastic team of 6 Ophthalmic technicians who work alongside 7 Orthoptists, two Optometrists and a Glaucoma Technician. The Orthoptic department works closely with the Eye Department at Russells Hall Hospital which currently has 10 Consultants including specialists in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Ocular Motility, Glaucoma, Corneal, Macular and Retina and Oculoplastics. It is a very busy and expanding department which is constantly striving for improvements in patient care and as a part of the team you will be actively involved in developing our service for the future.

The OCT Technician will be responsible for providing clear and detailed images of the retina of the eye by carrying out Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT). They will also help support the Band 4 Ophthalmic technicians and may be required to carry out Visual Field assessment, Biometry, Corneal Topography and fundus photography. Experience of any of the above would be an advantage but is not essential as full training will be given to the successful applicant.

It is essential that the applicant has had previous experience of working with the general public and has excellent communication skills to enable them to communicate effectively and with sensitivity with patients and carers including those with learning and communication difficulties. They should also have GCSE Maths and English to at least grade C (or equivalent numeracy and literacy skills level 2) as well as a NVQ level 3 qualification or equivalent.

The working week will include every other Saturday. For further information please contact Claire Smith, Optical Services Lead on 01384 456111 ext 3636.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

Due to changes to the Tier 2 (general) immigration route effective on 1st April 2017, we can now only offer sponsorship to experienced workers, aged 25 and over, if the commencing salary being offered is £30,000+. For new entrants, which is a person under the age of 25, a student switching from Tier 4 to Tier 2 of the immigration system or a new graduate recruit, the minimum salary threshold remains at £20,800. Nurses, paramedics and medical radiographers are currently exempt from the salary threshold.

RECRUITMENT EQUALITY STATEMENT

We are committed to equal opportunities and want to ensure our workforce is representative of the population we serve. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and diverse groups. It is essential we understand our demographics, in order that we can monitor our performance as an equal opportunity employer, as well as continuing to embed a culture of inclusivity across the organisation, which supports the active participation and contribution of our diverse staff groups in the Trusts decision making processes . On application the shortlisting manager will not see this criterion and therefore it cannot be part of their decision making. Please ensure you complete your equal opportunities questions for us and help us to make sure everyone is welcome.

The Trust is committed to employing and supporting people with disabilities. It is the Trust’s policy to interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum ‘essential’ criteria as identified on the person specification. To ensure we know you have a disability, please inform us under the appropriate section on the application form. We welcome applications from the LGBTQ+ community and openly encourage people with different sexual orientation, gender identity and expression to apply to join our team. We promise to respect and encourage the use of all pronouns and will not purposefully mis-gender anyone.

We are governed by the public sector equality duties and by our values of Care, Respect and Responsibility to ensure we eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other behaviour that is unlawful, undermines our core values and/or falls short of our Behaviour Framework. We want all of our staff to ‘call out’ any behaviour from colleagues, patients or visitors that constitutes the above and appropriate action be taken.

We will, at every opportunity, advance equality and inclusivity for all staff, at all levels within the organisation, by removing or minimising disadvantage, encouraging participation and taking all relevant steps to meet the needs of anyone who shares a protected characteristic. We will also foster good relations between persons who share a protected characteristic by tackling prejudice and promoting understanding at every opportunity.

We have staff Networks in place to help support staff experience of diverse staff groups and inform us on the actions, interventions and support what we need to put in place to improve the working lives and daily experiences of all colleagues and all teams. Anyone can join the networks and we take pride in having Allies as part of every network within the organisation.

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Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date. Please note, preference will be given to at risk employees.

Applicants MUST ensure that they provide details of their referees and their referee email addresses on their application form otherwise their application may not be considered.

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