Lead Optometrist - Monday to Friday - Bristol, Avon


  • £65000 - £70000 per annum
  • Bristol
  • Posted: 11/03/2020
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: V41103274

Job Details

Lead Optometrist -Bristol, Avon - Monday to Friday



My Client, one of the leading Domiciliary Company's is looking to recruit a Lead Optometrist to cover Bristol and surrounding areas within Manchester and surrounding areas. The successful candidate must have at least 3-4 years' experience and have looked after and mentored other optometrists before, you will have experience to drive a team forward and a proven track of business turnaround.



This is a Monday to Friday role (no weekends required) and you will also be required to visit Nursing and Care Homes within this area, carrying out a full clinical test. You must possess excellent clinical skills, have a sympathetic approach and empathy as most patients are elderly and infirm and some suffer from dementia. You will be assisted at all times by an experienced Optical Assistant or Qualified Dispensing Optician, who will also drive you to the venues.



The ideal candidate will be able to carry out the following;



' Inspire and motivate our teams through leading by example

' Directing and developing local business strategy

' Overseeing commercial and ethical practice including full NHS and Professional compliance

' Building the brand locally aiming to be 'The best practice in the region'

' Handling complaints through the local business

' Good leadership skills



Responsibilities:

' Managing and supporting team of Optometrists through regular supervision

' 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 standard operating procedures of the company

' Offer help and advice to patients and carers with regard 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 record cards, 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)

' Ensuring you allocate resources to meet customer needs within financial guidelines.

' Ensure all branch equipment is in working order and report any faults to central support.

' Budget and P&L management

' Recruit, carry out inductions, performance manage and train new members of the team.

' Conduct necessary shadow days with fellow colleagues and report back the findings.



In return, they are offering;



Excellent basic salary - £65-70k per annum

Competitive Bonus

Car Allowance - £9k perannum

33 days annual leave

Contributory pension scheme

All professional fees paid

Inhouse CET and specialist domiciliary training

Opportunity to undertake training pathway with long term vision of Joint Venture Partnership

Working Monday to Friday - No weekends !



For more information please call Nicki on 0121 456 8116 quoting reference number; 912182

Network Group Holdings is an Equal Opportunities Employer.



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