Eye Care Liaison Officer (ECLO) – Kings Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield

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Closing date: Sunday 18 June 2023
Location: Sutton in Ashfield
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £28,965 per year
Contract: Permanent
Interview date: To be confirmed

RNIB is pleased to announce this exciting opportunity to join our Eye Care Support Service at Kings Mill Hospital, Sutton-in-Ashfield. This is a rewarding role providing the right individual the opportunity to make a difference every day working with people affected by sight loss.

You will provide critical emotional support, information, and guidance face to face within a hospital setting, in community locations, remotely and via digital platforms as required. Each day you will support people affected by sight loss to identify their needs, access information, and make informed choices which enable and empower them to maintain their independence.

For more information on what it’s like to be an ECLO, please follow the links below:

RNIB’s ECLO service – YouTube

RNIB Lifechangers Appeal TV ad – YouTube

A Day in the Life of an ECLO – RNIB Website

Who We’re Looking For

You will have proven experience of delivering information and advice services working directly with the people you are supporting as well as maintaining professional relationships. Key to this role will be your excellent communication and relationship building skills with patients, clinicians, and a wide range of cross sector partners.

You will have the ability to work in different hospital locations as required. This role may suit a dispensing optician or a Rehabilitation Officer Visual Impairment or similar looking to change career path.

You should be confident to work on your own initiative, have excellent organisational skills and be a confident user of IT systems. Impeccable record keeping skills are also key to this role.

What We Offer

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), which increase with service
  • Monday to Friday working
  • Excellent pension schemes
  • RNIB Rewards – Our employee discounts platform gives you access to offers at over 800 in-store and online retailers
  • In-house training and development opportunities

As an RNIB ECLO, you will also complete the RNIB & City University ‘Eye Clinic Support Studies’ qualification: essential for the role, access to Clinical Supervision, peer support and the opportunity to support RNIB’s priority of “no diagnosis without support”.

How to Apply

To be considered, candidates must submit a supporting statement addressing the person specification 1.1 to 1.5 and complete our short application form. You can find this in the ‘Kings Mill JD’ document online and complete our application by clicking ‘apply online’ – See link below.

Additional Information

Appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check for engaging in regulated work with children and adults with sight loss.

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.

For further information about this vacancy and details of how to apply, please visit the RNIB website: https://ce0082li.webitrent.com/ce0082li_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID%3d160616A5gd&WVID=6495086JbM&LANG=USA

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