Clinical Optometrist

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Job Title: Optometrist Location: Stevenage Contract Type: Permanent, 2 days per week We are always looking for great talent to join our team and help achieve our ambitious goals and growth. We care about our people, and we care about the future of eye health and how CHEC can play an innovative part in making this great, with your help. Are you an Optometrist who wants to continue helping people but need a better work life balance? If yes, then CHEC is your employer of choice! We have an exciting opportunity for an Optometrist to join us as we continue to expand throughout the UK. About the Role This role would suit an Optometrist who has 12 months post-registration experience and holds current GOC registration. You will be willing to expand your horizons and take the leap into the clinical side of optometry. Our Optometrists provide independent eye care and make assessments on the need for cataract surgery ensuring patients understand the risks and benefits and providing reassurance throughout. If successful, we will support your professional development and you can undertake YAG Laser with full training provided. We are looking for someone who can:
  • Assess and counsel patients for cataract surgery, including discussing expected outcomes
  • Ensure patients understand risks and benefits of surgery with a considerate manner reflecting the patients’ needs
  • Providing reassurance from the start to the end of the patient journey
  • Ensuring post-operative management is undertaken with the support of medical staff
  • Undertake YAG laser with training
As the Clinical Optometrist, you will work alongside a wider clinical team to provide safe, effective, efficient delivery of clinical care. Your key responsibilities will focus on patient centric care, with a focus on providing independent eyecare and make assessments on the need for cataract surgery. Who we are looking for:
  • A GOC registered Optometrist with at least 12 months post-registration experience
  • Motivated to develop with a keen interest in the clinical side of optometry
  • Good communication and strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Understanding of clinical governance and ability to provide the highest quality of care to all patients
About CHEC Community Health and Eyecare, or CHEC as we like to be called, are a leading provider of NHS services in the UK, with an established group of hospitals and community clinics. Our vision is to provide accessible healthcare services across the UK. Our bespoke state of the art Cataract and Surgical Centres are a beacon of envy, where we are contracted to deliver cataracts, YAG laser and wAMD services across the UK, providing end-to-end care for every eye condition whilst continuing to support the NHS nationwide with our services. Why work for us?
  • 33 days holidays inclusive of bank holidays
  • Buy and sell annual leave scheme
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Death in service scheme
  • Bluelight Card- 100’s of discount and cashback options
  • Career development opportunities – dedicated reward framework and multiple learning opportunities
  • Performance review with a training and development plan
  • Dedicated clinical education team
  • Great team and working environment