The School of Medicine is developing a Vision Sciences provision area, and an expansion of the capacity is necessary. As the Vision Sciences provision develops and expands, there is a need for staff to assist in the delivery of the programmes. An exciting opportunity has become available for a customer focused, qualified optometrist to take on the role of a Manager on a full time, permanent basis at the UCLan Eye Health Clinic.
The role is a great opportunity for an experienced Optometrist to progress into management and work within an academic setting. As the Clinic is being developed, you will be involved in the set-up of the facilities from the start of the process. You will have daily management of the clinic, managing a small team (clinical supervisors and dispensing optician) as well as facilitating students in their clinical training for their Optometry and Ophthalmic Dispensing courses. Clinical administration, maintenance of the patient management system and completion of required GOS returns will also be part of the role whilst ensuring the smooth running of the clinic. You will be required to provide clinical services when the students are not in the clinic as well as develop a commercial side to the Clinic.
The successful candidate will have a good honours degree in Optometry and be registered with the General Optical Council as an Optometrist or Contact Lens Optician. They will also have experience of optometric practice including the use of technology in optometry and knowledge of optical NHS contracts and Services.
Informal enquiries are welcomed - please contact Rupal Lovell-Patel, Academic Lead for Vision Sciences, School of Medicine, via email in the first instance EyeHealthcare@uclan.ac.uk.
Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston. Please apply online via www.uclan.ac.uk/jobs; if you cannot apply online please contact Human Resources on 01772 892324 and quoting the reference number. CVs will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form.
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