Optometrist (NHS)

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£41,800 – £71,500 a year
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Full Job Description

Are you an Optometrist looking for a change in direction? Are you looking to expand your skillset? Are you looking for more flexibility in your working schedule? Or are you looking for a refreshing change to the hum-drum predictability of routine eye testing? If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes’ then you should respond to this ad! Let’s have a conversation to see how we can help you. Here’s what you probably want to know about who ‘we’ are… Optimax is the UK’s longest established eye surgery specialists & market leader in Refractive Eye Surgery, with 20 locations Nationwide. We are keen to engage enthusiastic, well presented Optometrists (preferably locum but employed posts will be considered) with strong interpersonal and communication skills for our Eye Clinics across the UK. You will be working with our own private patients as well as NHS lists carried out in our clinic thereby supporting our efforts to improve NHS capacity and reduce waiting times for much needed cataract procedures. We will consider suitable applications from any area of the UK but we are specifically looking for a Devon-based Optometrist for our clinic in Newton Abbot. You do not need previous experience in the field of refractive eye surgery as we will provide all necessary training with our experienced team of specialised Optometrists. Previous experience in an NHS setting will be advantageous. In addition to a competitive salary, we can offer: · Extra earning potential (you could earn in excess of £15,000 per annum additional income just by doing your job!) · Continuous training and development program · Annual pay reviews · 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays (33 days in total FTE) · Health insurance · Pension scheme and pension contributions · Staff discounts for treatments (subject to suitability assessment) · Comfortable, state of the art clinic · Stable and highly experienced staff base Responsibilities for Optometrist: · Conduct pre-treatment consultation & post-treatment aftercare appointments · Provide treatment recommendations based on your clinical findings during consultation · Communicate regularly with staff regarding the treatment recommendation and/or post-operative care of patients The Company offers the following treatment ranges: · LASIK Intralase Wavefront · LASEK Wavefront · Cataracts/Refractive Lens Exchange · Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL) · Corneal Collagen Cross Linking Requirements for Optometrist: · Minimum of 2 years post-registration clinical experience (essential) · Previous experience in the field of refractive surgery (advantageous but not essential) · Previous experience in an NHS setting (advantageous but not essential) · Flexibility with working hours and working days Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract, Permanent Salary: £41,800.00-£71,500.00 per year Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent, Freelance Salary: £41,800.00-£71,500.00 per year Schedule:
  • 8 hour shift
Supplemental pay types:
  • Bonus scheme
COVID-19 considerations: We employ full Covid Safe procedures as per NHS and RCO guidelines