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Senior Postgraduate Optometry Tutor
Flexible Base Location
Agenda for Change Band 7 - £32, 013 to £42, 205 pro rata
Less than full time – 0.9 WTE, job share available
Fixed term/Secondment Opportunity to 31 March 2018
Who We Are

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is an education and training body and a special health board within NHS Scotland, with responsibility of developing and delivering education and training for the healthcare workforce in Scotland. NES Optometry primarily supports the provision of General Ophthalmic Services in Scotland. 

What You Will Do

The Senior Optometry Postgraduate Tutor is part of a high caliber team, delivering world-leading education to primarily support general ophthalmic services within Scotland. The post requires an ambitious, hard-working and very experienced optometrist who has the drive to support the NES Optometry programme across the country and especially within the northern region. The post requires flexible working, considerable travel and the requirement to attend evening and weekend events.

Key Tasks will include but will not be limited to:
  • Deliver a local optometry education programme based on national and local priority needs, ensuring liaison with other senior professionals within the healthcare team and relevant stakeholders.
  • Contribute specialist optometric expertise to national and regional NES initiatives.
  • Liaise with other groups and individuals employed in NHS Boards engaged in supporting postgraduate education to develop local opportunities for inter-professional learning.
  • Provide professional leadership, advice, education and support to colleagues, devising key activities in specialist area. This may be at local, national or UK wide level.
  • Delegated management of regional budgets, ensuring that NES Optometry meet annual and longer term agreed targets.
What You Will Bring

This will include but are not restricted to :
  • A registered optometrist with a postgraduate optometry qualification e.g. MSc, independent prescribing optometrist.
  • Extensive experience in a community or hospital setting
  • Experience of planning, delivering and management of training programmes.
  • Highly developed professional communication skills and experience of facilitation, consultation and negotiation with a wide range of stakeholders including at a high level of seniority
  • Very experienced and knowledgeable in carrying out Optometric Procedures
  • A positive and enthusiastic approach to the development of community optometry in Scotland
If you are interested in this vacancy and would like further information, please refer to the Job Information Pack which includes a copy of the Job Summary, Person Specification and Conditions of Service.
Applicants who wish to apply on a secondment basis are strongly encouraged to discuss this with their current employer at the earliest opportunity.
Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59hrs on the closing date.
Please be aware that the NES online application system will not be available on Saturday 17 June 2017 due to essential system maintenance - it will not be possible to work on your application in the live system, or to submit your application form, on this date.
2 July 2017
12 July 2017 (in Edinburgh)
Please contact us at recruitment.hr@nes.scot.nhs.uk