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Healthcare Assistant - Theatre

A fantastic new job opportunity has arisen for a committed Healthcare Assistant - Theatre to work in an amazing surgery based in the Cambridgeshire area.

You will be working for one of UK's leading laser eye surgery specialists

This is one of UK and Ireland's number one provider of laser eye surgery and private lens surgery


*Previous experience within optical or healthcare



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 IOL or LVC procedure

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

  • Laser technician; preparation and calibration of the lasers, understanding data, loading and transferring data, safe running of the lasers

  • 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 (LVC only); 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 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.

This exciting position is a Full Time role for 40 hours a week on Days only.

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

  • Free or discounted optical products/procedures

  • Competitive/and industry leading salaries

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

  • Modern working environment with superb technology support

Reference ID: 5709

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