• Belfast
  • £ please see job description
  • Temporary
  • AMDESG
  • Angela.manson@premiere-agency.com

We are seeking a Diabetic Eye Screener Grader for various locations across Belfast.

Diabetic eye screening is provided on a daily basis at various locations throughout the Trust, at Ophthalmology outreach centres and at GP practices across Northern Ireland.

 

The role is full time 37.5 hours Monday – Friday with an hourly rate of £11.53

Main Duties

The post holder will be responsible for undertaking retinal photography to detect eye disease in patients with diabetes and subsequent grading of these images in accordance with national screening standards.

  • Undertake all aspects of retinal photography including visual acuity testing, administration of eye drops, taking of retinal photographs, ensuring that all photographs meet the required standard for grading.
  • Manage and operate the specialist imaging equipment according to set procedures including initial trouble shooting if required.
  • Consistently produce high quality images and undertake retraining as and when necessary
  • Review and grade the images in accordance with national standards and defined protocols, acting upon the grading result as appropriate.
  • Complete monthly training sets to ensure the grading of images is to the required standard.
  • Use the IT system to manage the screening clinics, including checking and updating of patient information, taking, review and triage of images and primary grading.
  • Organise the smooth running of clinics including management of drop in patients and follow up of those who DNA.
  • Ensure there are adequate consumables available for screening clinics
  • Participate in quality assurance activities to support service improvement eg audit.
  • Communicate effectively with patients and relatives to assist in their understanding of retinal photography.
  • Liaise effectively with all members of the multi disciplinary team and GP practice staff.
  • Promote good management of diabetes to service users.
  • Adhere to all relevant departmental procedures and Trust policies.
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Essential Criteria

 

· Must have 2 A Levels in Maths, Healthcare, Science or ICT or NVQ equivalent in a relevant subject, eg Healthcare, Biology, Photography and minimum of 2 years experience in healthcare setting working directly with patients/ clients within hospital or community setting.

 

OR

· HNC/D or equivalent in health and social Care and minimum of 2 years experience in a healthcare setting working directly with patients/ clients within hospital or community setting.

· Must hold a full driving license valid in the UK and have access to a car.

If interested please send your cv to Angela.manson@premiere-agency.com