Optical Assistant

Zest Optical
England, Wiltshire, Chippenham
£18500 - £19800 per annum
18 May 2021
15 Jun 2021
Rebecca Wood
Contract Type
Full Time

Optical Assistant vacancies and Optical Assistant jobs based in Chippenham, Wiltshire.

We are currently working alongside a well-established independent practice in Chippenham, Wiltshire to recruit an Optical Assistant to their growing team.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a lovely practice which holds a great reputation for offering the highest levels of service in a relaxed, friendly environment.

Optical Assistant - Role

  • Independent Opticians which has been in the area for 40 years
  • New Directors have recently taken over with plans to grow the business
  • Clinically focused practice
  • 45 minute tests
  • Working in a team of 3-4 people including a qualified Dispensing Optician
  • 2 testing rooms
  • Reception duties (telephone, text and email contact with patients)
  • Checking spectacles on the (auto) focimeter when they arrive from the lab
  • Basic frame repairs
  • Unpacking deliveries and filing invoices, checking all items received etc.
  • Cashing up the till
  • Initial triage of patients ringing for Coronavirus Urgent Eyecare Service (this consists of a form with pre-set questions the patient answers)..
  • Assisting the DO with writing up orders & taking payments if they're busy
  • Taking OCT scans
  • Ordering items from suppliers as required
  • Working 4, 4.5, or 5 days a week
  • Working house are between 8.15am to 5.30pm (8.15am to 12.30pm on a Sat)
  • 1 Hour Lunch
  • Basic salary between £18,500 - £19,800 - A higher salary may be available for those with additional skills - Lens knowledge, pre-screening etc
  • Dispensing Optician course may be available further down the line

Optical Assistant - Requirements

  • Experience working within an Opticians
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Computer literate - comfortable with email, supplier websites and scanning/saving letters
  • Maintain the high level of customer care expected by patients of the practice
  • Ability to learn and want to develop

To avoid missing out on this opportunity, please send your CV across to Rebecca Wood using the 'Apply' link as soon as possible.