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Ophthalmic Optician

Ophthalmic Optician - Gillingham, Dorset.

Salary - £55,000 - £60,000 per annum - 3 days a week (FTE)

The Company

Our client is a group of optometrists with practices in Dorset and the South-West of the country.

They are looking to appoint a talented and enthusiastic Ophthalmic Optician to work part-time (3 days a week) between 3 practices - Gillingham, Wincanton and Castle Cary.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

? Deliver excellent customer service and demonstrate a high degree of professionalism
? Communicate with patients to get detailed case histories
? Examine eyes of patients of all ages in accordance with the guidelines laid out by the College of Optometrists and the General Optical Council
? Use specialist equipment for diagnosis and testing
? Issue prescriptions for spectacles or contact lenses
? Fit and check prescribed lenses in order to correct vision defects
? Offer advice and reassurance about vision-related matters
? Offer help and advice for patients choosing frames and lenses
? Write referral communications to doctors as required in line with legal guidelines
? Liaise with other medical practitioners and sometimes share the care of patients with chronic ophthalmic conditions
? Meet sales targets with regard to selling spectacles & contact lenses
? Perform core administrative functions in line with GDPR best practice


Knowledge and skills

? Computer Savvy
? Strong communication & listening skills
? Customer service skills
? Interpersonal skills
? Organised & attention to detail


Education and Experience

? CET statutory requirement completed
? You must be a qualified Optometrist with a degree in Optometry and be a member of the General Optical Council
? Be able to demonstrate industry knowledge and experience of providing excellent care and service
? Previous experience in retail or customer service
? The ideal candidate will be a clinically minded individual with good time management skills and excell