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Sessional Dispensing Optician

Posted: 22 Jul 2021 Closes: 13 Aug 2021
London £150 per day
Flexible SAB_1390

Sessional dispensing optician

Salary: £150 per day

Location: South east

Hours: 1-3 days, term-time only

The role will involve:

•Work with the Practice Manager, Head of Eye Health and the rest of the clinical team to provide an NHSE commissioned special schools eye care service.
•To provide an in school dispensing and spectacle support service, following systems and protocols in place to allow the effective and smooth running of the service.
•Take responsibility for the fitting, ordering, checking, dispensing and repairing of spectacles in the mobile setting of special schools.
•Manage the case load of spectacle wearers across the schools by giving support and advice to children and teaching staff and/or parents on lens type, frames, styling and adaptation strategies. Responsible for follow up appointments for all new and changed prescriptions dispensed.
•Maintain records, complete reports as required, update practice management system within agreed time scales and record data for auditing and research purposes.
  • Transport a sample frame set, portable focimeter and dispensing equipment to all clinics
    •As required act as a chaperone to the optometrist during the sight test and provide support in engaging with the children
    •Communicate appropriately and confidently with children who have complex learning and physical disabilities, their families and teaching staff
    •Strive to ensure that SeeAbility embraces diversity in how it delivers its services
    •Maintain a safe working environment
    •Undertake other duties commensurate with the role of Dispensing Optician under the instruction of the Optometry Practice Manager as part of the wider strategy.

Your knowledge, experience, skills and values:

•Qualified dispensing optician and member of ABDO (Association of British Dispensing Opticians)
•GOC Registrant
•Satisfactory enhanced DBS check
•3+ years experience as qualified DO
•Hospital and specialist dispensing experience is desirable, including with children with disabilities although not essential as full training will be provided.
•Excellent organisational skills
•Ability to work independently and to own initiative
•Excellent verbal and written communicator
•Ability to manage own time efficiently and effectively
•Strong IT and literacy skills
•Ability to maintain confidentiality
•Confidence and experience in communicating with children with complex learning and physical disabilities and their families and teachers
•Acknowledge personal professional limitations and when to seek help and support and from which sources
•Good team player-willing to share knowledge and learn from others
•Commitment to equal opportunities and diversity

If you are interested in this role please click apply and your CV will be forwarded to the recruitment team, or if you would like to know more information please contact Noopur Patel on

Our Benefits

  • Discounts platform 'The Hive' for permanent staff, including gift cards, discount codes and other benefits
  • Pension scheme
  • Long Service, Employee of the Month and Annual Staff Awards
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for help with financial, physical and mental wellbeing
  • Paid enhanced DBS
  • E-learning/Classroom training/Diplomas
  • Regular one to one supervision
  • Refer a friend bonus scheme - £600
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Flexible working
  • Life assurance
  • As a 'key worker' you will benefit from government incentive schemes
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