Orthoptists at NUH work as autonomous practitioners specially trained to identify and treat a wide range of visual disorders.
Welcome to Orthoptics at NUH
At NUH orthoptists provide visual screening to falls patients and orthoptic input to the neuro-disability service at the Child development centre and special schools. The orthoptic department at NUH is a clinical placement centre for the training of orthoptic undergraduates and participates in the teaching in a wide range of health professionals. Opportunities for professional development are available.
Isabel Ash – Head of Orthoptics
Current projects and awards
- National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) award for the development of I-BiT which is a computerised system for the treatment of lazy eye.
- Health Education England (East Midlands) Bronze Scholarship award to promote their clinical academic career looking at vision in patients with falls.
- AHP award achieved at the National Osteoporosis Society conference 2016 for a presentation on vision screening in falls patients.
What we can offer you
We offer a full induction and 12 month preceptorship programme, during which time graduates are supported in their transition from student to independent practitioner. There are Continuous Professional development (CPD) opportunities on offer as well as talent management schemes.
To find current Orthoptic vacancies at NUH visit the NHS jobs link below.