Staff Optometrist

Favourite Glasgow Caledonian University
Ref no: GCU00303
Closes: Wednesday, 2nd August 2017
Published: Wednesday, 12th July 2017
Location: Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road
Salary: £32,004 - £37,075 per year Pro Rata
Hours: 21.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Position Type: Part Time
Organisation: Glasgow Caledonian University
Category: Education
Sub-category: Learning Support

Advert

This is part time (0.6FTE)/fixed term maternity cover opportunity for 12 months from 1 September 2017.

 

The GCU Vision Centre at Glasgow Caledonian University is a purpose-built, state of the art clinical facility, which provides training each year for around 300 student optometrists, orthoptists and dispensing opticians, and services over 5000 patients annually.

 

We are seeking to appoint a Staff Optometrist (0.6FTE) to provide both optometric services to the general public and clinical supervision and instruction to undergraduate students.

 

The successful candidate will be registered with the General Optical Council to practise as an optometrist in the UK, will be registered to provide General Ophthalmic Services within the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area and will have post-registration experience as a practising optometrist. An experienced, IP qualified clinician with excellent communication skills and an interest in a specialist area of optometry would be particularly suited to this role. As this role involves  Regulated work with Adults the successful candidate  will require PVG Scheme membership.

 

If you wish to know more about this role, or for an informal discussion, please contact Dr Graeme Kennedy, Academic Clinical Lead, Vision Sciences, Department of Life Sciences, at graeme.kennedy@gcu.ac.uk or on 0141 331 3127, or Dr Ian Pearce, Assistant Head of Department of Life Sciences, at e.i.pearce@gcu.ac.uk or on 0141 331 8201.

 

Applicants must have the continued right to live and work in the United Kingdom to apply for this vacancy.

 

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates and are committed to promoting equality and valuing diversity at GCU.

 

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

Main purpose of the role

The main purpose of the role is to provide optometric services to the general public and to provide clinical supervision and instruction to undergraduate students.

Accountabilities/Responsibilities of the role

  1. Provide optometric services to the general public (eye examinations, contact lens fitting and aftercare, spectacle dispensing)
  2. Provide supervision, instruction and feedback to undergraduate students during a variety of real and simulated patient encounters
  3. Assess and provide feedback to undergraduate students undertaking practical examinations
  4. Triage referrals to the GCU Vision Centre
  5. Carry out general administrative duties appropriate to the post and in line with school/departmental needs
  6. Provide occasional supervision to pre-registration trainees

Person specification

Educational and/or Professional Qualifications

E1 - Registered with the General Optical Council to practise as an optometrist in the UK

E2 - Registered to provide General Ophthalmic Services within the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area

D1 - Hold, or be working towards, the Independent Prescribing qualification

 

Experience

E3 – Post-registration experience as a practicing optometrist

E4 - Experience of working in a specialist area of optometry, e.g. low vision, paediatrics, orthoptics, etc.

D2 - Experience of working in hospital optometry

D3 - Experience of providing supervision and instruction to students or trainees

 

Skills, Knowledge & Behaviours

E5 - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work alongside fellow clinicians and support staff as part of a multidisciplinary team

E6 - Ability to work under pressure, to prioritise workload and exercise initiative and be flexible

D4 - Willingness to engage in extra-curricular activities and outreach programmes

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