Optometrist, Visioncall, Glasgow

About the role

As an Optometrist with Visioncall your role is very different from the norm in retail practice. You will have clinical freedom and the variation of getting out and about visiting patients, mainly within care home environments. With no evening or weekend working, you will be accompanied by an experienced Dispensers who will support you throughout your clinics, allowing you to focus on the sight test and patient. We are about empowering our people and coaching them to develop and think for themselves, enabling them to really help elderly and vulnerable adults with their eye care needs. This is a challenging but rewarding role where you will be part of a team helping vulnerable patients See Better Live Better. Responsibilities Carry out sight tests on patients with a range of different needs who are unable to attend a high street practice and support test teams to do likewise in line with Visioncall standard operating procedures. Offer help and advice to patients and carers with regards to eye health, spectacles required, choosing frames and lenses. Carry out a handover with patients/care home manager or family members to discuss the sight test results and any recommendations. Ensure records, GOS paperwork and referrals are completed accurately and legibly and in line with appropriate professional standards. Keep up to date with changes in the industry through Continuing Education and Training (CET). Actively participate in team meetings to look for areas of improvement and receive feedback. There may be occasions where you will be required to work as a ‘Super Optom’ undertaking all clinic responsibilities yourself. In such instances patient numbers will be managed accordingly. Maintain confidentially regarding the company business/employees/patients/ and their families. Qualifications A minimum of 1 years post qualified experience. Domiciliary experience would be advantageous. GOC & and appropriate OPL/Health board registration. In-depth knowledge of full NHS and professional compliance. Calm under pressure and show listening skills to understand both customer and care staff concerns. Forward thinking both professionally and when delivering the Visioncall service. Open-minded to change and improvement. Displaying a pragmatic approach when solving problems and conflict resolution. Show empathy and understanding of your patient group when delivering the service.

Contact details

Practice address: Visioncall, 125 Cambuslang Road, Glasgow, G32 8NB.

Closing date for application
30 June 2022
How to apply
Contact Lesley McKinnon via email or phone call.

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