Optical tutor/trainer/assessor, Preston

£36914 - £42792

Posted 3 months ago | ref: 207293

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Fancy a change of scene? We at Protocol are working with a University in Lancashire to recruit for their Optical trainer. This University is looking for someone with a vocational background in Optometry to work with their Ophthalmic Dispensing students to achieve the Professional body requirements to pass their accreditation.

Title: Clinic Manager, Eye Health Clinic

Salary: £36914 – £42792

Hours: Full Time


Job Purpose

To manage the operations of the Eye Health Clinic, which will be providing community eyecare services, as  well as supporting the delivery of the clinical teaching/supervision in the Eye Health Clinic as part of the Optometry and Ophthalmic Dispensing courses which includes oversight of the clinical requirements students need to meet for professional body accreditation within the School of Medicine.

To deliver professional eyecare services to the public throughout the operating hours of the Eye Health Clinic. There will be responsibility for recruiting patients to the clinic and for the implementation and ongoing use of a patient records management system.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Lead the Eye Health Clinic as an effective community eyecare provider, ensuring the Optometry and Ophthalmic Dispensing students are achieving the Professional Body requirements for final registration related to patient experience and clinical competence; assessing and signing off as the GOC registered clinician.
  2. Lead and manage the development and operation of the clinical service, ensuring optimal delivery and an ongoing effective and flexible eyecare service.
  3. Lead and implement strategic and timely clinical policies and procedure. Including maintenance of a clinical patient database, clinic professional indemnity insurance, General Optical Council standards of
    Practice and Education Committee visit compliance.
  4. Manage all Clinical experience/placement related student rotas so that all students have an equal opportunity to experience/meet all professional body patient requirements, including developing/maintaining links with local optical providers and paediatric eye test screening programs with schools to enable students to experience different patient cases.
  5. To ensure systems are in place to record, monitor and seek continued improvement in patient experience and satisfaction.
  6. Responsible for the day to day management of clinic support staff and associate lecturers as clinical supervisors including recruiting as well as ensuring all contractual and legal requirements are met prior to employment, management of supervisors rotas, training, appraisals and mentoring.
  7. Work in compliance of all our University policies and procedures and take local responsibility for implementation, e.g. Health and Safety.
  8. Such duties temporarily or on a continuing basis, as may reasonably be required, commensurate with the role.

Skills & knowledge required

  • Broad experience of optometric practice including the use of technology in optometry
  • Administrative and practice management
  • Knowledge of optical NHS contracts and services
  • Registered with the General Optical Council as an Optometrist or Contact Lens Optician.


About Protocol

Protocol are the specialist full-service recruiter dedicated to education, training and skills. People are at the heart of everything we do. We place people first.

We’re more than a recruitment agency – we pride ourselves on our ongoing support and aftercare delivered by our expert team, and all our candidates benefit from free access to our exclusive online CPD portal, Learning Zone.

Whatever your career goals, we’ve got the right role for you. With a wide range of temporary and permanent positions available, from lecturing and training jobs to assessment and support staff roles, all with very competitive pay rates and benefits – your future is in good hands.

The legal bit

Protocol promotes equal rights and is an employment business under The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003. Work is undertaken on a self-employed basis under contract with Protocol. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for all Protocol assignments. All positions advertised by Protocol comply with the Agency Workers Regulations 2010.

As a result of the volume of applications we receive, we regret that we might not be able to respond to every candidate with individual feedback. If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion.