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Clinical Optometrist

Job Ref:
FH35622 
Location:
Swindon 
Employment Type:
Permanent 
Sectors:
By Location, Clinical Optometrist, Optometry, Swindon, Wiltshire
Salary:
  TBC
Published:
18/08/2022
Date End:
 
Start Date:
01/10/2022
Job Description:

Optometrist Swindon
Clinical Optometrist Swindon

Our client is one of the leading providers of NHS ophthalmology services in England, providing outpatients appointments, diagnostic testing and eye surgery and they are looking for a clinical Optometrist for their facility in Swindon. 

Overview of the role

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. 

Clinical 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.
  • To follow clinical protocols where specified

Administration Responsibilities 

To keep accurate patient health records, including archiving and other requirements of record keeping, and write to GPs and other professionals regarding patient progress and outcomes.

To support senior staff in the investigation of complaints and clinical incidents, ensuring that any investigations are thorough and that action plans are completed to enable lessons to be learned and shared.

To ensure that infection risks are identified and acted upon.

Specific Competencies 

  • Must be qualified with the GOC with all CET points up to date
  • 2 years or more post qualified experience
  • Expertise and experience in the management of glaucoma
  • Self-motivated to provide an excellent level of communication and individual care for patients.
  • Calm under pressure and show listening skills to understand both patient and staff concerns

To apply for this Clinical Optometrist Job or enquire about additional Optometry Job opportunities - Contact Flame Health Freephone on 0800 085 0858 or if calling from a mobile on 01158 114488 alternatively email careers@flamehealth.com 

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