35.5 hours per week – salary will be pro rata

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To this end, NHS Lothian welcomes applications from all sections of society.

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This post requires the post holder to have a PVG Scheme membership/ record. If the post holder is not a current PVG member for the required regulatory group (i.e. child and/or adult) then an application will need to be made to Disclosure Scotland and deemed satisfactory before they can begin in post.

We are currently looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic photographer to join the regional Diabetic Eye Screening team.

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing a high quality digital photographic screening service for patients with diabetes within Lothian across a variety of sites. They must be able to work on their own initiative within set protocols, be able to prioritise workload and work well under pressure whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy. They must also be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills as well as a degree of flexibility.

Following extensive training the successful applicant will perform primary grading of images, for which they will need the ability to concentrate and have good pattern recognition skills. They will also be expected to participate in ongoing training and accreditation in line with national standards.

Experience within diabetes and/or ophthalmology would be beneficial but not essential, but the desire and ambition to be involved in this service is. A recognised photographic qualification to HND or degree level and a clean driving licence are required.

Informal enquiries are encouraged.

For further information contact:

Norah Grant, Programme Manager on 0131 536 3928, or the Screening Office on 0131 536 4145/6

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