The Optometry department at the university of central Lancashire is expanding and will open a patient facing eye health clinic in May 2020. We are part of the school of medicine and will have a full suite of state-of-the-art technology including Nidek and Spectralis OCTs, Optivue i-scan, video slit lamps, topographer and several visual field instruments. Our aim is to provide students with an innovative blended learning academic experience and to provide them with excellent clinical skills.
To assist in the provision of clinical excellence, we are seeking clinically focused optometrists to supervise students in the clinics and support their educational development.
Successful candidates will be optometrists who have experience of supporting and supervising optometry students in clinical practice and have an interest in teaching. It is envisaged that this role will be filled on a part time basis by several optometrists, providing support to the clinical training and supervision of students.
This role requires you to be a GOC registered optometrist with at least 3 years’ experience and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate. You must also have no past or current fitness to practice investigations.
In addition to routine refraction clinics, applicants must be confident in the provision of care in one (or more) of the following areas: paediatric eye care, orthoptics, contact lens provision, low vision services, visual stress, OCT, Goldmann tonometry, ocular surface disease and therapeutics. It would also be an advantage to be registered with WOPEC as a provider under the minor eye care scheme (MECs), glaucoma and cataract and to be familiar with the referral pathways in the Preston area.
Full training and support will be provided
We welcome discussion in relation to these posts. To arrange this, please contact Rupal Lovell-Patel at RLovell-Patel@uclan.ac.uk