Visual Field Technician/Orthoptic Support – NHS Scotland – Kilmarnock

NHS Scotland

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

You will join the orthoptic department to provide orthoptic support services for the NHS Ayrshire & Arran orthoptic department. This involves clinical duties and a range of administrative and secretarial duties.

Clinical duties will include the assessment of visual fields which if not experienced in, will require you to undertake learning to develop knowledge and competency to perform Visual field testing on patients attending the eye clinics.

You will be required to liaise with members of the multi-disciplinary ophthalmology directorate, medical records department, GP’s, optometrists, health visitors, school nurses, community health clinic staff, and primary school and nursery school staff when co-ordinating and planning all pre-school and primary one eye testing for the NHS Ayrshire & Arran orthoptic department. This post requires excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills and the ability to work independently, whilst being supportive of colleagues and the wider multidisciplinary ophthalmology team. You will be committed to providing a high standard of support and have a genuine interest in self-development and continuous learning.

You will possess either an SVQ III or have demonstrable evidence of being able to work at this level. You will have highly developed computer/technical skills and preferably experience and knowledge in Microsoft office packages.

You will have current/recent experience working in a healthcare setting and evidence of working effectively as part of a team.

Hours: 22.5hours per week (NHS Band 3 salary scale pro rata)

A car driver is essential as you may be working between University Hospital Crosshouse and University Hospital Ayr.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Hazel McWhinnie, Head Orthoptist on 01292 610555 Ext 14166.

Applications are welcome from UK, EEA and non-EEA candidates.
As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to produce proof of your EU Settlement status from 1st July 2021 to demonstrate your Right to Work in the United Kingdom. Further information: Existing employees may be asked to provide evidence of their EU Settlement Status from 1st July 2021.

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