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Optometrist - Nationwide

Optometrist - Nationwide

We are currently looking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic Optometrist to join our team. Details of the role are as follows:

  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week. (Monday -Sunday 5 Days per week.) Fixed term contract from Mid November to Mid February.   
  • Competitive Salary to attract the best.

  • Generous benefits including pension & bonus based on practice turnover.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To personally carry out eye examinations and contact lens services to a consistently high clinical standard whilst providing excellent customer service which drives profit and sales
  • Prescribe, supply, fit and adjust frames and contact lenses
  • Ensure the Opticians team completes pre screening and field tests within delegated function guidelines
  • Build relationships with patients, ensuring a detailed case history is obtained
  • Support the team to promote the department in times where sight test capacity is low
  • Offering help and advice for patients when choosing frames and lenses
  • Writing referral notices to doctors
  • Make recommendations from the testing room to increase sales of glasses, contact lenses and coatings
  • Support the Opticians Manager to ensure the clinics run efficiently 
  • Supervise under 16 and vulnerable persons dispenses
  • Understand the sales targets and key performance indicators; making suggestions where actions could improve store performance
  • Ensure all staff are kept up to date with professional matters and GOS regulations
  • Ensure patient history computer records are at the required professional standards
  • Undertaking continuing education and training (CET) 
  • Ensure that cleanliness is maintained within the testing room

Qualifications and Experience

  • GOC Qualified [Not subject to any ongoing investigations]
  • Proven experience working as an Optometrist
  • Clinical focus with commercial acumen

Personal Qualities

  • Commitment and Flexibility demonstrate the commitment and flexibility required to meet the changing needs of an expanding business
  • Interpersonal Skills develop working relationships with fellow employees, customers and suppliers, as required
  • Communication Skills communicates concisely and professionally, either verbally or in writing, with our customer, our employees and our suppliers, as required
  • Honesty, Openness and Integrity maintain visibility and awareness of activities and escalate issues that are likely to impact on performance to your manager  
  • Initiative use your initiative to resolve day to day issues or escalate to your manager when appropriate
  • Innovation have a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards proposing new ideas and processes to benefit the functionality of the department
  • Company Values awareness of the company values; customer focus, energy, recognition, team work and respect required to build and support the team efficiently

Key Skills

  • Leadership Skills lead by example to motivate and drive people, reacting positively to issues and crises to demonstrate control and give confidence
  • Time Management prioritise and manage workloads to achieve deadlines whilst maintaining quality and accuracy of work at all times
  • Critical-thinking and Problem-solving work with relevant parties to find business focused solutions
  • Relationships monitor the interface between our employees, our customer, our suppliers and other areas of the business
  • Procedures monitor procedures and escalate issues
  • Performance monitor performance and escalate issues
  • Meetings attend and contribute to meetings as and when required
  • Reporting submit all required reports within agreed timescales checking for quality and accuracy prior to circulating
  • Property ensure that all the equipment used by the Team is cared for and maintained to agreed standards to protect company property
  • Knowledge develop your own and employee knowledge of the business: our customer, our objectives, our products and our services

To apply for this position, send your CV and a covering letter quoting the vacancy title to

The vacancy will close on 27th February 2018.