Eye Care Liaison Officer (ECLO) East Cheshire
Closing date: Sunday 11 December 2022
Location: Cheshire and Merseyside - Locum cover for Eye Care Clinics in North West England. (There will also be some home working when not required in clinics.)
Hours: 28.8 hours per week (4 days)
Salary: £22,171 per annum (£27,715 full time equivalent)
Interview date: To be confirmed
RNIB is pleased to announce this exciting opportunity to join the ECLO team as part of the RNIB Eye Care Support Service. This is a rewarding role that will give the right individual the opportunity to make a difference on a daily basis.
In this role, you will be a vital member of the team working directly with people diagnosed with conditions causing sight loss. You will provide critical emotional support, information and guidance face to face within a hospital and also remotely by phone. You will provide locum cover in clinic for periods of planned and unplanned absence for North West Eye Care Liaison Officers (ECLO) predominantly in Merseyside and Cheshire but also may be required in Gtr. Manchester and Lancashire NHS Trust Ophthalmology sites. When not providing clinic cover, you will be home based, delivering support to patients remotely across the region supporting the reach and capacity of our services. Good communication and teamwork are vital to ensure seamless patient support.
Each day you will support people affected by sight loss helping them to identify their needs, access information and make informed choices which enable and empower them to maintain their independence.
You will have significant experience of delivering health or social care support services.
Key to this role will be your excellent communication and relationship building skills with patients, colleagues, clinicians and a wide range of cross sector partners.
You must be able to work on your own initiative, have excellent organisational skills and be a confident user of multiple IT systems (Microsoft Office 365, databases and NHS record systems). This service works to an industry acknowledged, quality framework and standard. The service must comply with the NHS Data Security and Protection Toolkit and so there are key processes that have to be followed and are monitored. So, you need to enjoy supporting people but also need to value good record keeping to be successful in this role.
As an RNIB ECLO you will receive the appropriate City University, London qualification, access to Clinical Supervision, peer support and the opportunity to support the RNIB’s priority of “no diagnosis without support”.
Appointment is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service appropriate checks.
In exchange we offer a competitive salary, a stimulating and supportive working environment and a benefits package including:
- 26 days holiday per year plus bank holidays (pro rata to hours of work), which increase with service.
- Excellent pension schemes
How to Apply
Please visit the RNIB vacancies page where you can apply for the role directly.
We’re the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and we’re here for everyone affected by sight loss. Working for us means working for one of the UK’s biggest charities, supporting almost two million people living with sight loss in the UK.
One of our core values is to be led by blind and partially sighted people and we involve our customers in recruitment. Please be advised that your anonymised application may be shared internally with those involved in the recruitment process.
RNIB is committed to being an Equal Opportunities organisation and we welcome applications from people with sight loss.