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Optometrist - Lincolnshire Newmedica

Recruiter
Specsavers
Location
Lincolnshire
Salary
Competitive plus benefits
Posted
27 Oct 2020
Closes
23 Nov 2020
Ref
47383
Job Role
Optometrist
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

 

Role    Optometrist
Location    Lincolnshire Newmedica
Salary    up to £65k dependent on experience

 

WHO ARE WE?
Newmedica is one of the leading providers of NHS-funded ophthalmology services in England.

We provide services for NHS CCGs, NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts, and other providers of NHS funded services. We deliver over 125,000 patient interactions annually, including outpatient appointments, diagnostic testing and eye surgery. Our services are delivered through a variety of models including Managed Services and Ophthalmology Joint Venture (OJV) Partnerships.

 

ROLE SUMMARY
The optometrist provides the primary clinical review and diagnosis for patients seen in a clinic. They recommend an appropriate course of treatment based on best practice.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Clinical Duties and Responsibilities
•    To perform a comprehensive range of diagnostic procedures and clinical assessments, working autonomously and making clinical decisions using own judgement and initiative.
•    To analyse and interpret specialist diagnostic test results.
•    To identify new or deteriorating conditions and carry out relevant tests and refer to a Consultant or Non-Consultant Doctor, as appropriate.
•    To advise patients on the appropriate care for their eye conditions.
•    To explain the implications of eye conditions, treatment options, medication and possible side effects to patients, some of which may be distressed or confused.
•    To ensure that patient confidentiality is maintained at all times.
•    To ensure that evidence based clinical standards of care to patients are achieved.
•    To ensure the delivery of agreed quality standards, taking any necessary action to remedy shortcomings in services that contribute to patient care.
•    To be responsible for ensuring the safe use of specialist equipment.

 

 

THE INDIVIDUAL
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATION
•    MCOptom specialist optometry degree, or BSc(hons) in Ophthalmic Optics or Optometry or equivalent qualification essential.
•    Additional postgraduate specialist or equivalent experience required.
•    Current registration with General Optical Council essential.

 

EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE
•    2 years or more service experience expected.
•    Expertise and experience in the management of glaucoma essential. 
•    Experience of and commitment to medical audit. 
•    Capable of seeing 20-22 patients during a clinic day.
 

Find out more

If you like the sound of this opportunity, get in touch, we’d love to tell you more about it. Contact Katie Cunningham on 01566 771892 or katie.cunningham@specsavers.com.