Eye Care Liaison Officer – Warrington and Halton

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Closing date: Monday 27 May 2024
Location: Warrington
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £30,550 per year
Contract: Permanent. Monday to Friday 08:30-16:30
Interview date: Expected to be 7th June

Salary: £30,550 per year
Contract type: Full time, permanent Contract
Hours: 35 hours per week
Location:  Warrington & Halton Hospitals
Interviews: Expected to be 7th June 2024

RNIB is pleased to announce this exciting opportunity to join our flagship Eye Care Support Service in Warrington and Halton Hospitals Ophthalmology departments. 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, remotely via digital platforms and, in community locations, 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

What we are 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 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

RNIB prides itself on being a great place to work with a positive, progressive culture. We offer a wide range of benefits including 26 days of holiday per year (plus bank holidays) which rises with service, enhanced family friendly benefits, a contributory pension scheme with an employer contribution of up to 11% and a rewards platform with employee discounts across over 800 retailers.

For more information on our available benefits, please visit our Benefits of Working at RNIB page.

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 need to complete our short application form – answering the 6 questions contained within and submit their CV.

Previous applicants from the last 3 months, need not apply.

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://tinyurl.com/279vv4j7

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