Optical Assistant

Zest Business Group
Closing date
8 Jul 2021

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Optical Assistant vacancies and Optical Assistant jobs based in Chippenham, Wiltshire.

We are currently working alongside a well-established independent practice in Chippenham, Wiltshire to recruit an Optical Assistant to their growing team.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a lovely practice which holds a great reputation for offering the highest levels of service in a relaxed, friendly environment.

Optical Assistant - Role

Independent Opticians which has been in the area for 40 years
New Directors have recently taken over with plans to grow the business
Clinically focused practice
45 minute tests
Working in a team of 3-4 people including a qualified Dispensing Optician
2 testing rooms
Reception duties (telephone, text and email contact with patients)
Checking spectacles on the (auto) focimeter when they arrive from the lab
Basic frame repairs
Unpacking deliveries and filing invoices, checking all items received etc.
Cashing up the till
Initial triage of patients ringing for Coronavirus Urgent Eyecare Service (this consists of a form with pre-set questions the patient answers)..
Assisting the DO with writing up orders & taking payments if they're busy
Taking OCT scans
Ordering items from suppliers as required
Working 4, 4.5, or 5 days a week
Working house are between 8.15am to 5.30pm (8.15am to 12.30pm on a Sat)
1 Hour Lunch
Basic salary between £18,500 - £19,800 - A higher salary may be available for those with additional skills - Lens knowledge, pre-screening etc
Dispensing Optician course may be available further down the lineOptical Assistant - Requirements

Experience working within an Opticians
Friendly and approachable
Computer literate - comfortable with email, supplier websites and scanning/saving letters
Maintain the high level of customer care expected by patients of the practice
Ability to learn and want to developTo avoid missing out on this opportunity, please send your CV across to Rebecca Wood using the 'Apply' link as soon as possible

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