Healthcare Assistant

An exciting new job opportunity has arisen for a committed Healthcare Assistant to work in exceptional optical setting sites in Fakenham and Thetford.

You will be working for one of UK's leading health care provider



Following appropriate training, supervised practice and competency achievement assessments, you will be able to undertake your role within the surgery team in ophthalmic (IOL) theatres





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*You must have previous experience within optical or healthcare|you must be flexible to travel across Fakenham and Thetford

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As a Healthcare Assistant your key duties include:



  • Pre-operative testing; conducting tests prior to examination and treatment and assisting during the consent appointment process, including providing information to patients prior to their Cataract procedure

  • Patient discharging; instructing the patient pre and post procedure on the care of the eyes, updating medical records, making follow up appointments

  • Co-ordinating: Controlling patient flow on the day of the consent appointment and surgery appointments to ensure minimum waiting times for patients and managing queries

  • Assisting the surgeon during consent appointments and treatments - acting as scrub assistant, taking notes for the surgeon; instilling eye drops

  • Undertaking the role of ‘HCA' (Healthcare Assistant) in IOL theatre to assist the surgical team and patients during surgery and associated tasks such as decontamination of instruments

  • Actively participating in the end of treatment day activities; updating patient files, filing, compiling ‘end of day' reports for head office, cleaning the department, stock and lens ordering

  • Reporting untoward incidents - taking an active role in patient safety issues and quality and risk management



The following skills and experience would n be preferred and beneficial for the role:



  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to absorb and convey highly technical information

  • Adaptable with a flexible approach to work

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise tasks

  • A confident and professional individual who has fantastic organisational skills

  • Excellent telephone manner

  • Demonstrate confidentiality, integrity and discretion



The successful Healthcare Assistant will receive an excellent salary up to £23,000 per annum.

We currently have vacancies for both Full Time and Part Time shifts available.

In return for your hard work and commitment you will receive the following generous benefits:



  • Competitive/ and industry leading salaries

  • Career progression / Defined and unparalleled career path and progression opportunities

  • Modern working environment with superb technology support



Reference ID: 5473


To apply for this fantastic job role, please call on 0121 638 0567 or send your CV




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