Mobile Optometrist

Job reference: 138449BR Previous
Location: Wimbledon, Centre Court Centre
Function area: Optometrist
Shift pattern: Full-time|Part-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: 16 to 24 hours per week|25 to 34 per week|Over 35 hours per week
Need to know

We are looking for an Optometrist to join us on a Mobile basis, based at Boots Opticians Wimbledon with the potential to cover other local practices. We would require some weekends however can be flexible where needed.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a Centre of Excellence store where you will join a fantastic team of 26 including 3 Dispensing Opticians, 1 Contact Lens Optician, 1 Pre-Reg and 3 Resident Optometrists - the support on offer is second to none.
Our Practice Manager, Craig, thrives on his team’s success and will support you every step of the way.

We are a Freestanding practice working alongside our colleagues in Hearingcare. Our practice is a new style store, this allows us to have a fresh look and feel also working with state of the art equipment including 5 Phoropters and OCT.

There is parking nearby in centre court for a small charge.

All transport into Wimbledon is assessible via district line, over ground, tram and bus - hopefully there is something to suit everyone.

We would love to hear from you - please get in touch with the team for a confidential chat!

Resourcing@boots-opticians.co.uk

About the opportunity

As a Mobile Optometrist you will deliver excellent patient-centred care in practice, working in partnership with the opticians and healthcare team using own intuition, expertise and experience to deliver complete care solutions for our customers and patient. This role is absolutely key in enabling Boots Opticians to provide specialist care across the area.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Delivering all nationally commissioned and locally available services and supports the development of new services
  • Using your professional judgement for all clinical decisions that need to be taken within the opticians business
  • Complying with the standards of practice and the current Boots Opticians clinical policies and standard operating procedures
  • Working in partnership with the store leader to develop the professional capability of the opticians team. Supervises the development, education and training of colleagues and supports and mentors students (including Pre-Registration Optometrists)
  • Knowing the Boots Opticians product portfolio including contact lenses and ophthalmic lenses, services and offers to use this information to create life-long patients and customers through appropriate recommendation
  • Building firm and longstanding relationships – not only with colleagues and customers but with healthcare professionals in the local community
  • Travelling to different stores within the area
About you

We’re looking for really inspiring people, with a friendly professional personality. To be successful in this role you will need to have the below capabilities:

  • Registered with the General Optical Council (GOC) and the NHS
  • High level of professional expertise and widely respected by stakeholders, peers, customers and external local professionals
  • Passionate to drive high customer care and ensure high clinical standards
  • Be the first choice for patients for their optometric needs
  • Keeps up to date with their own learning and development, completing all continual education training CET as part of the GOC requirement
  • Works in partnership with the local management team to deliver both optometry and ophthalmology led services
  • Comfortable with the use of the OCT and results associated in stores with an OCT
  • Digitally savvy and comfortable with navigating and embracing new technology
  • Able to travel to various store locations across the area
Our Benefits
  • Competitive salary and pension scheme
  • One of the best staff discounts in the UK
  • Attractive bonus scheme
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays with opportunity to purchase more
  • Personal and professional career development. Interactive CET events provided throughout the year
  • Additional flexible benefits that allows you to create a package that best suits your individual needs including cycle to work vouchers, discounted gym membership, cinema and restaurant discounts, and much more
  • Excellent opportunities to develop and career opportunities across Boots Opticians, Retail and Pharmacy

Please click on the following link to apply or if you would like a confidential chat or get in contact with us at resourcing@boots-opticians.co.uk, we would love to hear from you.

Why Boots?

Boots Opticians is one of the leading optical chains in the UK. We’re all about enriching the lives of every person who walks through our door; including yours. Bring your skills to a business that offers genuine career progression thanks to sheer diversity of stores and roles – and expect to be supported and developed from day one.

What’s next?

Thank you for taking the time to visit our careers page and read about this exciting opportunity. If you choose to apply, your application will be reviewed by our team and we will contact you as soon as we can. If successful, we will contact you to arrange an interview with the hiring manager.

This role is subject to a DBS/PVG check, Boots is a Ban the Box employer and will consider the suitability of applicants with criminal convictions on a case-by-case basis. You will have the opportunity to discuss the matter with us before we make a decision.