Eye Care Liaison Officer (ECLO) – Kings Mill Hospital
Closing date: Tuesday 02 May 2023
Salary: £27,715 per year (pending cost of living increase)
Interview date: To be confirmed
RNIB is pleased to announce this exciting opportunity to join the East of England Eye Care Liaison Officer (ECLO) team as part of the RNIB Eye Care Support Service. This is a rewarding role providing 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 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:
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.
You must be able to work on your own initiative, have excellent organisational skills and be a confident user of multiple IT systems. To be successful in this role you must display impeccable record keeping skills.
Previous applicants from within the last 3 months need not apply.
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
If you would like to apply for this fantastic job opportunity please review the Job Description linked, then click “Apply Online” at the bottom of this page. Please attach your CV and complete the short set of application questions. We advise researching the role using the links above and reading the job description before completing your application.
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.
RNIB is committed to being led by our customers (blind and partially sighted people), and one of the ways we do this is through active involvement and engagement in many of our work activities, including the recruitment of new members of staff.
Please be aware that blind and partially sighted volunteers may be involved in the recruitment and selection process for this vacancy; including reviewing job applications and CV’s, shortlisting and interviews and selection tests.
RNIB is committed to being an Equal Opportunities organisation and we welcome applications from people with sight loss.
RNIB reserve the right to close the advert early, should we receive a sufficient number of applications.
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For further information about this vacancy and details of how to apply, please visit the RNIB website: https://www.rnib.org.uk/