Optical Assistant

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£21,000 – £23,000 a year
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Company events
Company pension
Cycle to work scheme
Employee discount
Free parking
On-site parking

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Job Overview At Optegra you’ll see and feel the Optegra difference when you walk through the door – and you’ll have every opportunity to make a difference. Our top-rated Eye Hospitals are conveniently located in Colindale, North London. Join the team here and be amongst the best specialist eye care teams in the UK. Benefits Include:
  • Annual Leave- We all work hard and it’s important to take time out to recharge our batteries! Our 33 days holiday each year (including bank holidays, pro-rata’d for part time colleagues) is a good place to start.
  • Private Medical Insurance- Your health and well being is important to you – and to us. All staff can join our Bupa private medical scheme from day one.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme- Our cycle to work scheme will help you get fitter – physically and financially – and help the environment!
  • Season Ticket Loans- Our season ticket loans help you cut the cost of your commute.
  • Maternity Leave- We offer enhanced maternity pay over and above the statutory minimum for all mums to be.
  • Pension- Optegra helps you plan for the future by matching your pension contribution up to 5%.
  • Life Assurance- You will be covered by Optegra’s Life Assurance policy from your start date. This means that Optegra will pay three times your basic salary to your nominated beneficiary if the worst should happen.
Requirements Working as a Optical Assistant with Optegra is a great way to start your healthcare career. You’ll provide and support diagnostics, pre assessment and post operative ophthalmic care and treatment pathways. Depending on the needs of the business, this may include undertaking diagnostic testing and/or acting as theatre circulator. You’ll work full time, averaging of 37.5 hours per week covering shifts from Monday to Saturday, 7am and 7pm, or part time hours within these days. You will be flexible, motivated and articulate with a proactive, can do attitude. You will have relevant optometry or ophthalmic experience, ideally gained in a healthcare setting. Desirable Experience:
  • Experience of working in a healthcare environment
Good to have:
  • Basic Life Support competent
  • NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care
And be:
  • Consistent professional attitude demonstrated to all colleagues and customers; personable, confident and articulate.
Company Overview We work hard but we are supported by each other – and we have fun whilst we’re at it. We’ve transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people through our sight saving procedures. Some Cherries on our Cake!
  • Free Eye Surgery- After you’ve completed your probation, you will be eligible for laser eye surgery at no cost. Your family and friends can also benefit from a 20% discount on eye surgeries.
  • Free Sight Tests- Of course you can expect a free sight test if you need it at your local Optegra hospital!
  • Refer a Friend Bonus- We know our staff love working here and hope they want to spread the word! Which is why, if they introduce a new employee to the business, they get a bonus of up to £2000 when they start with us.
  • Celebrating Your Anniversaries- We value loyalty and commitment which is why we express our appreciation to longstanding employees by rewarding them with gift vouchers to mark every five years of service. The vouchers increase in value the longer they are with us – all they need to do is decide what to spend it on!
  • Recognising Our Super Stars- We work with some pretty amazing people and we want to take every opportunity to celebrate their talents. One way that we do this is through our recognition scheme.
  • Getting Social – We like to get together outside of work, which usually means a Summer and Christmas party!
See the Difference. Make a Difference Optegra Eye Healthcare is an inclusive business where you can enjoy the career you want, without changing the person you are. We’re welcoming to all, working together as a supportive team, respecting the uniqueness and diversity of every individual we work with. Job Types: Full-time, Permanent Salary: £21,000.00-£23,000.00 per year Benefits:
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Private medical insurance
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay
  • 10 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
Supplemental pay types:
  • Loyalty bonus
Work Location: One location