Eye Clinic Liaison Officer
Galloway’s is the leading local charity supporting people affected by sight loss in Lancashire and Sefton. We are currently going through an extensive change programme as we re-design our organisation ensuring we continue to put blind and partially sighted people at the heart of everything we do.
We are delighted to offer this exciting opportunity to provide support to those experiencing sight loss as a Community Sight Loss Advisor. We have a number of positions available covering various areas in our area including North Lancashire (30 hours per week), Central and West Lancashire (full time 37 hours per week) and a peripatetic worker providing cover where required (30 hours per week).
Who we're looking for
Our Eye Clinic Liaison Officer’s (ECLO) are key in helping patients understand the impact of their diagnosis and providing them with emotional and practical support for their next steps. This is an integral role which ensures we reach people early on in their sight loss journey. Based in the eye clinic at Royal Lancaster Infirmary you will have experience in providing professional information and advice whilst working in a fast paced environment. You’ll need to be a confident communicator and have a passion for helping others. You will want to make a difference!
ECLOs are endorsed by the UK Ophthalmology Alliance (UKOA), the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth), NICE and the Department of Health and Social Care. A qualified ECLO will attend the Eye Clinic Support Studies Course (delivered by RNIB and City University, London), which is a recognised qualification by the UKOA, and adhere to the RNIB Quality Framework for ECLO Services. This training will be provided to the successful candidate.
Royal Lancaster Hospital with an office base at one of our sites in Morecambe, Southport or Preston
You are advised to submit your completed application form either online or by downloading the form contained within the job pack. Please return the from to the address below as soon as possible to have the best chance of being considered. We reserve the right to close the post before the stated closing date where we have a high response rate.
Galloway's Society for the Blind
Howick House, Howick Park Avenue
Penwortham Preston PR1 0LS
Telephone: 01772 744148