Job overview

37.5 Hours per week

South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust manages the South Tees Retinal Screening Service which provides a comprehensive Diabetic Retinal Screening service across the South Tees area. The service provides annual diabetic eye screening to just under 30,000 patients across Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and the Hambleton and Richmond areas of North Yorkshire.

This post offers an excellent opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic person to provide screening and disease grading to national standards. The overall aim is to reduce the incidence of new blindness in the diabetic population.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant must be able to prove they understand the importance of attention to detail and accuracy, and have experience and confidence in using Windows based IT software.

The post involves travelling to community venues across Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Hambleton & Richmond, therefore the ability to travel independently is essential.

Working for our organisation

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust; this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the New and Aspiring leaders programme, and the Foundation Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. After you complete this one and a half day of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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Person specification


Essential criteria

  • Level 3 NVQ (or equivalent)
  • City & Guilds Certificate in Retinal Screening (or willingness to work towards)
  • Diploma or equivalent in relevant area, i.e NVQ level 4
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Experience of working in an ophthalmic setting
  • Experience of photography in healthcare setting
  • Equality Diversity and Inclusion
    We are proud to offer the opportunity for all of our workforce to join a number of Staff Networks. These include the Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Network; LGBT+ Network; Disability and Long Term Health Conditions Network, Faith Network, Childless not by Choice Network and the Menopause Support Group.

    We welcome applications from applicants from all diverse backgrounds.

    The Trust encourages and supports all applicants to be fully vaccinated against both COVID19 and influenza.

    Please be aware, there are occasions where some vacancies may close prior to the closing date advertised. This will only happen where sufficient applications are received AND will be made evident on the job advert.

    Please note if you are successfully shortlisted, we will contact you via the email address that you have applied from so please ensure you check your emails regularly.

    Existing employees of South Tees NHS Foundation Trust currently on the Redeployment Register, who meet the essential criteria for this post, will be shortlisted and interviewed prior to all other applicants.

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