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Eye Clinic Liaison Officer - Inverness

Posted: 12 Jan 2021 Closes: 20 Jan 2021
Other/Non-RNIB premises £26,249 per annum pro rata
Permanent & Full-time RNB_REQ0000858

Eye Clinic Liaison Officer - Inverness

Job description
RNIB, are pleased to announce this exciting opportunity to join the ECLO team as part of the RNIB Eye Clinic Support Service.

In this role, you will be a vital member of the team working directly with people diagnosed with conditions causing sight loss. You will be working in the Eye Clinic at Raigmore Hospital offering a person-centred support service to blind and partially sighted people, family members and carers at the point of diagnosis.

Providing support in a clinical setting in hospital eye departments within the NHS Highland area based at Raigmore Hospital. You will provide critical emotional support, information and guidance, face to face in clinical settings, by telephone 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.

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, 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. In addition, you will have excellent communication skills, enabling you to communicate effectively with patients, carers, clinicians and partners, both verbally, in the delivery of presentations and in writing.

If you would like to apply for this great job opportunity please review the documents linked below, then select "Apply Online" at the bottom of this page, upload your CV and cover letter, telling us how you meet the Specialist Skills, Knowledge and Experience criteria (Section 1 of the person specification). Guidance for completion can be found on each page.

Appointment is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme.

Interviews will be held: Week beginning 1 February 2021 TBC

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.
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.


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