POST: Lead Optometrist
    LOCATION: Academy Street, Belfast
    An exciting opportunity has emerged within Cathedral Eye Clinic for a Lead Optometrist to work within
    our Clinic at Academy Street, Belfast.
    The Role:
    This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Optometrist to lead and coordinate a multi-
    disciplinary team. The post holder will work closely with medical staff and Senior Optometric and
    nursing colleagues to deliver the highest quality of service and standard of care. They should be
    highly experienced in refractive surgery and laser treatments and good knowledge across many
    ophthalmic sub-specialisms.
    Key duties include:
    Responsibility for the clinical optometry services and delivering a broad range of specialised,
    complex, and non-routine optometric work for a wide range of complex eye conditions.
    Provide clinical leadership for Optometrists and Ophthalmic Technicians and provide an
    extensive range of essential and sub-specialty services to the highest standard of quality and
    Support the clinical development of optometrists and Ophthalmic Technicians
    Support the development & implementation of sub-speciality clinical services (e.g.,
    refractive surgery and laser, cataract, glaucoma etc)
    Inspire your practice colleagues to advance their own clinical knowledge and share your
    expert experience to support continual improvement.
    Be a role model and support the company’s Learning and Development, CPD and induction
    Using specialist knowledge to support new and innovative eye care pathways to continually
    improve the patient care provided.
    Support the development and delivery of effective clinical protocols and audit systems to
    promote good practice across the service and act where necessary to improve agreed
    Create and continue to develop competencies and protocols for the clinic.
    Manage the 24-hour emergency phone for the clinic.
    To be able to communicate information (clinical and other) to patients, carers, and
    To accurately assess, analyse and interpret clinical tests from state-of-the-art technology.
    To ensure specialist equipment used within the clinic is in working order and calibrated.
    To participate in research and audit data collection and communicate findings effectively.
    Responsible for the day-to-day management of multiple clinics across different sites.
    Ensure stock is managed effectively.
    Job Requirements
    Current GOC registration with proven post-qualifying experience.
  • Independent Prescribing status and other post-graduate qualifications.
    Experience of leading services to patients with anterior and posterior segment pathology
    and knowledge of current treatment regimes.
    Ability to work as an autonomous practitioner as well as part of the wider multi-disciplinary
    Excellent communication skills with ability to present at local and national seminars.
    Experience in providing Continued Professional Development and designing Clinical
    Competency Frameworks.