Optometrist wanted for Highly Clinical Practices across SE London

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Optometrist wanted for Highly Clinical Practices across SE London

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We are a group of 2 Optometric practices in South East London, and are soon to open a clinical hub where the plan is to have minimal refraction patients and concentrate on acute patient presentations and enhanced services.

We are looking for a clinically minded optometrist to join our team and work between our practices and clinical hub to give a diverse mix of refraction, dry eye care, acute eye care, and specialist contact lens fitting.

Alongside refraction and general eye care, we currently offer

- Specialist Contact Lens Fitting (including Custom Soft, RGP, hybrid, mini-scleral lenses, and Ortho-K)
- Visual Stress Assessment and treatment (using Thompson Read-EZ and Clinical Eye Tracker software)
- Dry Eye Services
- Private and NHS Acute Eye Services which utilise IP optometrists

In order to support these services, we are very well equipped with OCT, Corneal Topographers, a Meibography camera, iCare and Goldmann Tonometry, BlephX, plus everything else you'd expect an optical practice to have.

In order to qualify for this position:
- You need to be interested in clinical optometry, not just in selling spectacles.
- You need to want to develop yourself clinically and will be expected to develop yourself by gaining further qualifications. (All of our optometrists currently or previously have worked within hospital eye units, and all have various further qualifications including Independant Prescribing, Glaucoma 1 & 2 certs, Med Ret certs, CL certs etc).
- You will be expected to feed back or suggest things that you feel could improve workflow/systems, help develop new services, and altogether improve the business - we do not ignore suggestions made by staff.
- You will be expected to be mindful of what it takes to keep our business running financially - although we do not harp on about KPIs and takings like many other practices do, it is a business, and its ultimate aim is to make money (while striving for excellence).

Please send me a CV with covering note: recruitment@cweyecare.com, or apply through indeed here

Thanks

Pritesh
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Pritesh, I hope you find a befitting optom for your idyllic practice.

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Sounds a great opportunity

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Sounds like my dream job if I wasn't settled up here.

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Thanks for the nice comments guys :)

I've added an indeed link so if anyone knows anyone who may suit, please send this along
I asked one of my patients to describe the symptoms...
"Well Homer is fat and Marge has blue hair..."

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Very interesting job.

Is hospital experience required?

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Sounds like a similar set up to my own practice...

It does take time to find them but the right person is out there...

I've just found someone who seems to be very good although I did have to go as far as offering them digestives as well as tea as part of their 'benefits package' :lol:

Good luck with your search - I will forward your advert to a couple of Optoms that replied to my recent post who were looking for something closer to central London than we were who might be interested / suitable...

Regards


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jontoral wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:03 pm
Very interesting job.

Is hospital experience required?
Not essential, but a very big plus if you do have it - for some of the qualifications, hospital eye service experience is just neccecary in any case.
I asked one of my patients to describe the symptoms...
"Well Homer is fat and Marge has blue hair..."

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freeatlast wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:59 pm
Sounds like a similar set up to my own practice...

It does take time to find them but the right person is out there...

I've just found someone who seems to be very good although I did have to go as far as offering them digestives as well as tea as part of their 'benefits package' :lol:

Good luck with your search - I will forward your advert to a couple of Optoms that replied to my recent post who were looking for something closer to central London than we were who might be interested / suitable...

Regards


James
Much appreciated!

I get it's going to be a bit of a search finding someone who will fit the profile; and we're willing to spend the time to train someone who has the right attitude up - point is to grow together.

Tea and buscuits have fallen by the wayside a little in recent months (masks just get in the way unfortunately) although I prefer rich tea or or cocnut rings myself :D - not sure how it's working in your practice though!
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Rich Tea? Coconut rings? What is the world coming to.

Chocolate digestives and Bourbon.
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Ford Prefect wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:30 am
Rich Tea? Coconut rings? What is the world coming to.

Chocolate digestives and Bourbon.
I normally wait til after work before opening the whisky.

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I've said it before, Pritesh is by far the nicest optometrist in the world. I have a huge amount of respect for him and anyone who is employed in this role is a very lucky optom.

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MTP wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:21 am
I've said it before, Pritesh is by far the nicest optometrist in the world. I have a huge amount of respect for him and anyone who is employed in this role is a very lucky optom.
+1

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johnoptom wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:35 pm
MTP wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:21 am
I've said it before, Pritesh is by far the nicest optometrist in the world. I have a huge amount of respect for him and anyone who is employed in this role is a very lucky optom.
+1
+1, I would work for Prit in a heartbeat

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