NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
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Southport District General Hospital
Southport & Ormskirk
£26,565 to £35,577 pa pro rata
19/02/2018 23:59

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff. You can see what some of our staff have to say about working with us and learn more about our area and what we do by clicking on the youtube videos in the 'further links' section.

Please note that all successful applicants to non-medical positions will be subject to a six-month probationary period.


15 hours per week

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated band 6 Optometrist with a degree in Optometry and registration with the General Optical Council. The post is split site with clinics held at Southport District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. You will be working closely along with the Ophthalmologists, Orthoptists, Nurses and Ophthalmic Technicians.

The core Optometry service includes contact lens, adult and paediatric refraction and low vision clinics.

The department is active in the teaching of undergraduate Orthoptists from The University of Liverpool, trainees in Ophthalmology, pre- registration Optometrists, student Nurses and Health Care Professionals.

No smoking policyAge positiveDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Myrtle Henderson
Head of Orthoptics & Optometry Services
Tel: 01704 705213

If you have problems applying, contact

0151 290 4455