Optometrist - Reading - Independent

Recruiter
Zest Optical
Location
Reading
Salary
£35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted
02 Dec 2017
Closes
08 Dec 2017
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

An independent Opticians based in Reading, Berkshire are looking for a full time Optometrist to join the team.

This is an advanced practice that can offer a great deal of progression and development opportunities as they offer specialist services such as Dry Eye clinics, colorimetry and Ortho K. You will be working in a large successful practice which currently employs 6 Optometrists.

Role

  • Deliver first class eye examinations, contact lens care and other eyecare services provided by the practice.
  • Treat each patient as an individual and afford them the best eyecare they can expect to receive as an individual and unique person.
  • Listen, empathise and understand the unique needs and desires of each patient and ensure they receive the best eyecare possible - understand that everyone deserves the best.
  • Carry out the required examination in an enthusiastic and caring manner.
  • Explain each step of the examination so that the patient understands what is happening.
  • Discuss fully the various ways we have to correct their vision or other eye or eye health related issues.
  • Hand over every patient within the consulting room where possible, to the relevant colleague to take them on the next stage of their journey. If this is a referral ensure this is done and the patient understands how this will be done.
  • Introduce all patients to the benefits of contact lenses and encourage them to experience lenses for themselves
  • Carry out high quality contact lens fittings and aftercare
  • Where appropriate refer the patient to a colleague for contact lens wear
  • Ensure staff delivering support services (e.g. A&R for Contact Lenses) are properly trained and regularly updated on latest practices.
  • Assist the Practice Manager to help develop the practice in a positive way, to deliver desired Customer Delight and Sales results.
  • Fulfil your role in the efficient administration of practice affairs (e.g. NHS forms, record keeping)
  • Participate and contribute in cross group discussions to improve the delivery of eyecare services across the group.

Requirements

  • Fully qualified Optometrist registered with the GOC
  • Excellent communications and organisational skills
  • Clinically focused
  • Any additional specialities or interests would be beneficial
  • Interested in further training
  • Enthusiastic

Practice

This is an excellent opportunity for an Optometrist to take the next step in their career by joining this reputable company. Clinical excellence is at the forefront of everything the team works towards so my client would be looking for an Optometrist with the same focus. Within the role you will have access to completely up-to-date testing equipment (Including an OCT), enabling you to work both efficiently and effectively. You will also be able to utilise an array of further training opportunities within the role allowing you to continually develop your career.

Salary

  • Between £35,000 to £50,000
  • Bonus scheme
  • Fees paid for
  • Additional company benefits

To avoid missing out on this opportunity, please send your CV across to Rebecca Wood using the 'Apply' link as soon as possible.

0114 238 1726