BBR Optometry is a well-established independent optometry practice with a strong bias towards the clinical. We lie at the heart of Herefordshire CCG enhanced services which has possibly the widest range of funded NHS enhanced services in England. We are proud of the strong relationship forged with our exemplary local Eye Unit and have seen nine optometrists graduate at IP level in the past 7 years. Several of our team take on sessions at the Hereford Victoria Eye Unit.
We now have a vacancy for a 2-3 days flexible hours clinically minded optometrist. We would rather a PAYE contract but self-employed via a legitimate service company would be acceptable.
We presently have 5 optometrists (2 of whom are business owners): all are glaucoma higher cert and MECs accredited, 3 are IP and 2 are medical retina. Hereford has schemes in pre & post cat, MECS, MECS casualty discharge, OHT, glaucoma, children, low vision and medical retina fast track. As such we would expect any joining optometrist to commit to achieving MECS and IP status if they did not have that already and funding is available. We fully engage in staff development and have been accredited at Gold level as Investors in People since 2001. We are a training practice for both DO’s in placement and optometrists.
In addition to the high standard of clinical services built on a strong reputation we have superb equipment. We installed the first spectral domain OCT in an optometry practice in the UK in 2007 and the first swept-source OCT since 2015, in 2017 we took delivery of the first OPTOS California in Europe. Two consulting rooms are about to be newly equipped this summer with state of the art equipment including automated phoropters.
We are also a busy high end dispensing practice with 5 DO’s dispensing top end Tom Davies bespoke, Lindberg and Silhouette with Nikon and Rodenstock lenses.
We are a specialist CL practice being amongst the first to work with Coopervision MiSight myopia control and a significant number of specialist fits including ortho-K, scleral and keratoconic fittings.
If you need to take stock of your career and make a clinical commitment to the future of optometry and primary eyecare you could find a home with us is one of the most beautiful counties in England. Please note, many optometrists seek placement via recruitment agencies, whilst we are happy to consider this route we would prefer a direct approach, not least as the percentage fee can be reflected in your salary, joining arrangements or even training costs.
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Thank you for your interest in joining BBR Optometry's growing team of optometrists and eye care