Pre-registration Optometrist

Job details

£23,949 – £26,282 a year
Job type

Full Job Description

Applications are invited for the full time position of Pre-registration Optometrist, commencing August 2023. The post-holder with have the opportunity to work under supervision in a range of hospital optometry and ophthalmology clinics including specialist medical contact lenses, low vision assessment, adult refraction, including post op cataract clinics and paediatric refraction and dispensing. We are looking for an enthusiastic and hard working candidate who is keen to progress to a career in hospital optometry as well as looking to achieve registration as a qualified optometrist. Working in a hospital setting requires a caring and considerate approach as many patient will be elderly with visual and hearing impairments. The candidate will need to be flexible, have excellent time management and be able to organise their workload. They will be working under supervision throughout but will be expected to work towards independent working with minimal supervision once training has been completed. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to complete their pre-registration period within a friendly and dynamic department of 20 optometrists and 8 optometry technicians. We work closely with ophthalmology and orthoptics and so the candidate will have plenty of opportunity to observe and learn in these clinics as well as seeing and managing optometry patients. The Ophthalmology unit within Gloucestershire Hospitals is recognised nationally as being in the forefront of Ophthalmology in the UK and the unit is highly regarded for clinical training and research. 1 full time post is available Normal working hours are 9.00am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday. Access to transportation would be an advantage as the post holder will be required to work in both of the main Opthalmology Outpatients departments at Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals.