Healthcare Assistant Band 3 or Optical Assistant

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P7456
  • Date Posted: 5 November 2021
  • Recruiter: AWD online
  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Salary: £21,500
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

Social Care Jobs. Healthcare Assistant or Patient Care Optical Technician / Band 3
Jobs, Careers & Vacancies in Birmingham, West Midlands Advertised by AWD online – Multi-Job Board Advertising and CV Sourcing Recruitment Services

Band 3 Healthcare Assistant / Optical Assistant with experience of working in a healthcare environment or ophthalmic sector is required for a well-established eye hospital based in Birmingham, West Midlands.

 

Ideal candidates will either need hospital ward experience or experience working in an opticians.

 

SALARY: up to £21,500 per annum (depending on experience)

LOCATION: Birmingham, West Midlands  

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent

 

JOB OVERVIEW

We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Band 3 Healthcare Assistant / Optical Assistant with experience of working in a healthcare environment or ophthalmic sector.

Working as a Band 3 Healthcare Assistant / Optical Assistant you will work alongside other clinical team members and optometrists for outpatient consultations and pre assessment of patients.

As a Band 3 Healthcare Assistant / Optical Assistant you will be required to ensure a comprehensive level of care provision to all ophthalmic patients, their relatives or carers, across clinical and some administrative disciplines.

 

APPLY TODAY

If this job looks like your ideal position, then please send in your CV as soon as possible for our Recruitment Team to review.

 

DUTIES

Your role as a Band 3 Healthcare Assistant / Optical Assistant will include:

  • Deliver high-quality patient care
  • Work closely with clinical and patient services staff to ensure the smooth running of operating lists
  • Complete diagnostic testing on patients in clinic, including Biometry, OCT, A-Scan, Visual fields, Pentacam, VA, IOP, Topography
  • Actively support and assist patients on surgery days
  • Handle patient enquiries effectively, by means of referral to a medical practitioner if necessary, and providing service excellence
  • Provide basic advice on health promotion, with particular reference to ophthalmic surgery
  • Provide pre and post-operative care, within level of competence, to patients
  • Be aware and sensitive to patients’ and relatives’ needs and adopt an empathetic and personal approach at all times
  • Organise notes and hospital lists to ensure smooth running of hospital schedules
  • Preparation of consulting/examination/treatment rooms
  • Offer non-clinical advice regarding appointments and tests
  • Effective day to day management of the diagnostic equipment, including scheduling of patients and back up of diagnostic information
  • Cleaning, preparing and assembling of associated surgical equipment
  • Support the whole patient pathway including working in the operating theatre

 

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience of working in a healthcare environment or ophthalmic sector
  • Basic Life Support competent
  • Highly organised, with clear forward planning and ability to flex according to customer needs
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Highly motivated and able to work autonomously
  • Strong IT skills, able to use all Microsoft Office applications and other systems/databases
  • Able to build and maintain exceptional relationships with colleagues and customers
  • Ability to deal with challenging behaviours
  • Consistent professional attitude demonstrated to all colleagues and customers; personable, confident and articulate at all times

 

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit your CV to our Recruitment Team who will review your details. CV’s of Job Applicants meeting this requirement will be submitted to our Client for consideration. By submitting your job application to us you are hereby giving us your express consent to submit your details to our Client for this purpose.

JOB REF: AWDO-P7456

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