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Specialist Slit Lamp Examiner

Band 7

Main area
Diabetic Eye Screening
Band 7
7.5 hours per week
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Cayley Court Clifton Moor York
£37,570 - £43,772 pro rata
26/03/2019 23:59

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- always do what they can to be helpful

…to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.


Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 7.5 hours per week

North Yorkshire Diabetic Eye Screening Programme (NYDESP) currently delivers a comprehensive screening programme to more than 40,000 patients across North Yorkshire. We are looking to recruit a specialist SLB examiner to work with the NYDESP team to deliver slit lamp biomicroscopy services within our programme for the Harrogate area.

NYDESP is a fully mobile programme which delivers photographic and slit lamp biomicroscopy screening clinics in community settings from 3 locality bases in York, Scarborough and Harrogate. You will be required to transport yourself and equipment across the locality during a normal working day. Flexibility on working patterns can be negotiated for the right candidates.

This post will be primarily based in Harrogate but may be expected to work in other areas covered by NYDESP.

The successful candidate will be expected to use advanced clinical techniques to undertake assessment of diabetic patients for signs of sight threatening diabetic retinopathy. The post holder will be expected to work alongside: the Lead Clinician, and Ophthalmologist, Screener/Graders and administration colleagues to deliver a high quality service to our patients.

Training and quality assurance are a very important part of our programme. The post holder will be expected to participate in multidisciplinary training days, as well as 1 to 1 sessions with the lead Ophthalmologist and Grading Manager. They will be expected to actively participate in training of other screening programme staff. There is also an expectation that they will complete the necessary units for the level 3 diploma for health screener’s qualification and undertake the national grading test and training (TAT) sets on a regular basis.

This is a front line service delivery role, and the Slit Lamp Examiner will have contact with patients and their carers, GP practices, and various other agencies. This will require high level communication and customer care skills to ensure good relationships are developed with a diverse group of people. Experience in using windows based computer systems is necessary. The ability to transport yourself and equipment across the locality during the course of a normal working day is required for this vacancy.

If you are interested in applying on this basis, we would encourage you to contact the appointing manager to enquire further.

Please note that HR contact with applicants will usually be by email. Please check all of your mail folders regularly (some providers filter our messages into junk mail folders).

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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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John Featonby

01904 726640

Shelley Widdowson
01904 726640






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