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Advanced Clinical Optometrist

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Band 8a
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Conquest Hospital
£40,428 - £48,514 per annum
01/03/2018 23:59

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provides NHS hospital and community services throughout East Sussex. We provide our services at two district general hospitals, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, community hospitals in Bexhill, Crowborough, Lewes, Rye and Uckfield and a number of clinics and health centres, GP surgeries, schools and in people’s homes. 

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the improving working lives of all our staff. A wide range of staff benefits are available to staff and these include: staff development, pension scheme, on-site nurseries within the acute hospitals, access to sports and social clubs, staff restaurants, on-site accommodation, staff gymnasiums, squash and tennis court plus heated outdoor swimming pool (Eastbourne only), staff lottery.

Please download the Recruitment Information Leaflet for guidance on making a successful application


ESHT is committed to offering new employees an apprenticeship programme of study to support their role. Please ask when you apply/at interview if you are keen to undertake a programme and we can check if there is a suitable one available to match your role (the opportunities available are changing all the time, there may not be something for you at the time of your appointment but a programme may be written over the coming months which suits you).  Apprenticeships are available at level 2 (GCSE equivalent) right up to Degree or  Masters level so don’t forget to check with us.



Applications are invited for an Advanced Clinical Optometrist in Ophthalmology based at Conquest Hospital, working cross site with our sister Hospitals (Eastbourne & Bexhill). The post is to commence 2nd April 2018.

The successful applicant will join a team of 8 consultants, 15 optometrists, and full supporting medical, nursing, orthoptic & technician staff to work in extended roles across a range of ophthalmology sub-specialties primarily glaucoma, eye casualty & medical retina. There will be opportunities to expand skills and knowledge within a friendly and enthusiastic team​ of consultants and medical colleagues as well as working towards higher post graduate qualifications. Good opportunities exist for audit and research.

The post-holder must be GOC registered and have substantial post-registration experience working in the Hospital Eye Service with relevant clinical experience and knowledge of ophthalmology/optometry extended roles.

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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

For further details, or to arrange an informal visit please contact Mrs Sarah Canning, Principal Optometrist via email or Mr Shahram Kashani, Clinical Lead Consultant via email






If you have problems applying, contact

01424 755255 ext 2111