Band 6 (£37,831 - £46,100)

NHS GREATER GLASGOW & CLYDE, Kelvindale, Glasgow City

  • Part time
  • Permanent

Posted 1 week ago, 8 Jun | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is one of the largest healthcare systems in the UK employing around 40,000 staff in a wide range of clinical and non-clinical professions and job roles. We deliver acute hospital, primary, community and mental health care services to a population of over 1.15 million and a wider population of 2.2 million when our regional and national services are included.  

Hours of work are: permanent 7.5 hrs per week

(Please note the salary is Pro Rata) for part time hours.



An opportunity has arisen for an Optometrist to join the Optometry Team based in Greater Glasgow and in Clyde.

You will join the existing team of approx. 40 Optometrists who work in the 8 Ophthalmology departments across GG+C.

You will work within Optometry teams across GG&C with a focus on managing patients within paediatrics, low vision and you will work in the core Optometry clinics including Adult Refraction, Visual Fields including Goldmann Perimetry and Further investigative Techniques.

You will provide support to specialist Optometry and Ophthalmology clinics.

You will have some clinical supervision responsibility for junior staff including Pre-Registration Optometrists and Health Care Support Workers.

Staff and clinic rotations may provide future opportunities to work within other core Optometry clinics as well as development into other extended roles within Ophthalmology.

This post is a permanent Monday (7.5 hours), morning session at Stobhill Hospital and afternoon session at Gartnavel General Hospital. You will be covering a paediatric clinic in the morning and General optometry clinic in the afternoon. (But may be other sites within GG&C dependent on service requirements).

Previous hospital experience is desirable but not a pre-requisite. Ongoing comprehensive training will be provided to the successful candidate. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone looking to gain experience working in the Hospital Eye Service environment. Evidence of good communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently yet also within a team and the ability to prioritise work load using effective time management skills are desirable.

You must have a Degree in Optometry and hold current General Optical Council registration

You will be required to cover clinics across sites, therefore the willingness to travel is essential.

Informal enquiries are welcomed. 

Please contact Yvonne McTaggart, Interim Deputy Head Optometry Service, Yvonne.mctaggart@ggc.scot.nhs.uk, .

(Please ask for Shivani Tandon or Dilraj Brar, Deputy Heads of Optometry in absence).

Date of interview: TBC, sufficient notice will be given.

Details on how to contact the Recruitment Service can be found within the Candidate Information Packs 

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde encourages applications from all sections of the community. We promote a culture of inclusion across the organisation and are proud of the diverse workforce we have. 

By signing the Armed Forces Covenant, NHSGGC has pledged its commitment to being a Forces Friendly Employer. We support applications from across the Armed Forces Community, recognising military skills, experience and qualifications during the recruitment and selection process. 

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