Ophthalmic Optician

Reference

LZH/AR/057023

Sector

Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals

Salary

£55,000 to £60,000 Per Annum

Town/City

Gillingham

Contract Type

Permanent

Closing Date

25/11/2021

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Ophthalmic Optician – Gillingham, Dorset.

Salary - £55,000 - £60,000 per annum - 3 days a week (FTE)

The Company

Our client is a group of optometrists with practices in Dorset and the South-West of the country. They are looking to appoint a talented and enthusiastic Ophthalmic Optician to work part-time (3 days a week) between 3 practices – Gillingham, Wincanton and Castle Cary.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Deliver excellent customer service and demonstrate a high degree of professionalism
  • Communicate with patients to get detailed case histories
  • Examine eyes of patients of all ages in accordance with the guidelines laid out by the College of Optometrists and the General Optical Council
  • Use specialist equipment for diagnosis and testing
  • Issue prescriptions for spectacles or contact lenses
  • Fit and check prescribed lenses in order to correct vision defects
  • Offer advice and reassurance about vision-related matters
  • Offer help and advice for patients choosing frames and lenses
  • Write referral communications to doctors as required in line with legal guidelines
  • Liaise with other medical practitioners and sometimes share the care of patients with chronic ophthalmic conditions
  • Meet sales targets with regard to selling spectacles & contact lenses
  • Perform core administrative functions in line with GDPR best practice

Knowledge and skills

  • Computer Savvy
  • Strong communication & listening skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organised & attention to detail

Education and Experience

  • CET statutory requirement completed
  • You must be a qualified Optometrist with a degree in Optometry and be a member of the General Optical Council
  • Be able to demonstrate industry knowledge and experience of providing excellent care and service
  • Previous experience in retail or customer service
  • The ideal candidate will be a clinically minded individual with good time management skills and excellent attention to detail. This role would suit a strong team player with a proven track record who is able to confidently offer advice to their peers and share your clinical expertise with the teams you work with

Work Schedule and Benefits

Part-Time (3 days a week)

33 days holiday (includes bank holidays) – FTE

Bonus available

Pension

Professional Fees covered

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