Optometrist, SpaMedica, Oxford

About the practice

SpaMedica is the UK’s largest independent sector provider of ophthalmology services, with 48 eye hospitals across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. We employ over 100 specially trained optometrists who lead our outpatient clinics, working closely with consultant ophthalmologists and other healthcare professionals, and are looking for more dedicated optometrists to join us as we continue to grow. Our hospital optometrists are at the receiving end of high street referrals, with responsibility for diagnosing eye conditions and making decisions about patient treatment.

About the role

It is a rewarding role which will suit someone looking for variety in the week, and who prefers a more clinical role to high street practice. Full training and ongoing support are provided, with a career ladder ahead of the successful applicant. Enjoy a better work-life balance with less weekend work and the ability to work from home with certain roles. If you’re looking to develop on your clinical portfolio, greater job satisfaction and to join our tight-nit optometry team, please reach out to me. 

  • Basic salary between £50,000 - £59,000 
  • Two yearly bonuses, both worth up to 5% of your annual salary (Paid in January and June) 
  • Time in lieu scheme, if you go over your contracted hours, we will give you your time back 
  • Work life balance shifts of - Full time 5-day a week starting 9am to 5pm and 1 in 4 Saturday’s - Part time available 
  • 33 days holiday allowance per year, Including Bank Holidays. (Pro-rata for part time) 
  • Pension contribution 
  • Outstanding clinical and professional development opportunities 
  • Support with CPD and GOC fees paid 
  • Access to the latest clinical technology such as OCT 
  • Continuous training and development programme through our internal learning management system and clinical training team to help enhance your skills 
  • Discounts at a large selection of retailers/hospitality 

Key Tasks: 

  • Conducting pre- and post-operative assessment on patients attending after referral for cataract surgery
  • Conducting pre-op assessment on those patients referred for Laser YAG capsulotomy
  • Obtaining informed consent in a professional and ethical manner 
  • Take part in the hospital “on call” and weekend rota
  • Undertake intermediate life support (ILS) training
  • We are recruiting in Oxford and travel to other sites will be required on occasion and for training.

Contact details

Practice address: Spamedica Oxford, Blenheim Office Park, 14, Long Hanborough, Oxford OX29 8LN.

Aesha Chauhan
Closing date for application
30 September 2023
How to apply
Please send your CV and cover letter to the email address provided.

Please mention that you saw the advert on The College of Optometrists’ website.