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Ophthalmic Technician

Band 3

Main area
Band 3
37.5 hours per week
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Southend University Hospital NHS Trust
Southend on Sea
£17,787 - £20,448 per annum
24/10/2018 23:59

Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the "as is" and to always put patients first.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable

This is an exciting time to join us. The three NHS trusts that currently run Broomfield, Southend and Basildon hospitals are planning to become a new single NHS organisation by mid-2019.

 All three hospitals will continue to provide the services our patients use the most. These include outpatient appointments, children’s services and day-case surgery.  All three hospitals will continue to provide 24/7 A&E and maternity services.

By working as one team we will provide the same high standard of care and services for all of our 1.2m local residents. Using the same equipment, processes and IT systems means services will run more smoothly.  Single leadership, standards and new structures will speed up decision making.  Combined corporate services will reduce duplication and cut running costs. This means more money for front-line services and faster improvements.


Attracting new talent is key to our future and the scale of our organisation will give far  more career, training and development opportunities for all our staff.




Opportunity to join the multidisciplinary team at Southend as an Ophthalmic Technician providing diagnostic services such as visual acuity measurements, visual fields, OCT and photography.

The Ophthalmic technician will function as part of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) within the department, to provide a seamless service and high quality care to patients with proximal supervision from a registered member of staff. The post holder will continue to develop and undertake a range of delegated tasks. The Ophthalmic Technician will provide general/specific care as specified below for a client group and will work towards being proficient in all aspects of the ophthalmic technician role through achievement of the required competencies to work across professional disciplines.

It is anticipated that this role will continue to develop through the acquisition of further skills, knowledge and competencies to be determined within the clinical teams, with focus on clients need

 Opportunity available for ongoing training and development

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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