Optical Assistant

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Job Title: Optical Assistant Location: Lewisham Contract Type: Permanent Hours: 37.5 hours a 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. If you are care focused and looking to join an organisation that is thriving on success, then CHEC is your employer of choice! We have an exciting opportunity for an Optical Assistant to join us as we continue to expand throughout the UK. About the Role An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Optical Assistant to join the team. As an Optical Assistant you will work alongside the clinical team in the day to day running of eye care clinics, carrying out diagnostic examinations whilst maintaining high quality care to all patients. We are looking for someone who can:
  • Assist in the running of pre- and post-operative clinicals
  • Act as theatre runner/escort ensuring that patients receive the highest quality care, and our theatre team are assisted during surgery
  • Support patients throughout their journey with CHEC and report any concerns.
  • Ensure all equipment is checked and ready for use
  • Prepare all areas prior to any clinical activities
  • Adhere to good record keeping and high standards of quality patient care
What you’ll bring to the role:
  • Natural ability to empathise with patients and demonstrate a genuine care
  • Desire to provide the very best quality and safe patient care
  • Good communication and strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Desire and willingness to develop in line with the framework and your personal development plan
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office and other systems
  • The ability to learn and adapt to new internal systems
  • Self-motivated and self-starter with the ability to prioritise and schedule work independently
  • Approachable and friendly manner to welcome our patients into the clinic
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?
  • 31 days holidays inclusive of bank holidays
  • Buy and sell annual leave scheme
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Company pension
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Life assurance 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