Optometrist at Eye Foundation Hospital

The Eye foundation hospital was started in 1993 as a high tech specialist Eye hospital capable of providing services comparable to those obtainable abroad. It is the first and foremost indigenous eye practice in the country that runs a group practice with many sub specialized ophthalmologists.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Optometrist

Location: Ijebu Imushin, Ogun
Employment Type: Full-time
Report to: Head of Optometrist & Medical Director

Job Summary

  • The Optometrists will be responsible for examining, diagnosing, treating, and managing disorders of the visual system, eye diseases, and injuries.
  • You will prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses as needed, diagnose problems or impairments and provide treatment.
  • The Optometrist will interact with patients and staff (at all levels) in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Strong decision-making ability and attention to detail are important in this position.

Responsibilities
Your duties shall include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform vision tests and analyze results.
  • Promote eye health by counselling patients, including explaining how to clean and wear contact lenses
  • Examine patients’ eyes courteously using observation, instruments, equipment and pharmaceutical agents.
  • In charge of the day to day running of the optical department, keeping and providing records of activities.
  • Administering, organizing and planning the development of the practice.
  • Communicating with patients to get detailed case histories
  • Examining the eyes of patients of all ages to detect signs of injury, disease, abnormality or vision defects.
  • Being aware of signs and symptoms of general health conditions (e.g. hypertension, asthma, ulcer, diabetes e.t.c).
  • Refer patients to ophthalmologists if eye problems are beyond scope of practice.
  • Offering advice to patients and reassuring them about vision-related matters.
  • Offering help and advice for patients choosing frames and lenses.
  • Liaising with other medical practitioners and sometimes sharing the care of patients with chronic ophthalmic conditions.
  • Meeting sales targets with regard to selling spectacles or contact lenses.
  • Undertaking continuing education and training (CET).
  • Managing staff, including dispensing opticians and clerical staff, and training junior staff.
  • Managing the retail aspects of spectacles, contact lenses and other vision care products.
  • Participate in outreaches.
  • Ensure that all consumables needed are available and on time.
  • Work with other team members to coordinate the camp/hospital
  • Generate various reports.
  • Drive business growth in your unit.
  • Ensure all equipment are well used and maintained.
  • Provide innovative solutions.
  • Advising the management on new development in the eye care industry.
  • You will be required to work at our other branches from time to time.
  • You shall report to the Lead Optometrist or other assigned superior on daily basis, and carry out assignments are given that will uphold the values of the department.
  • All other duties assigned by the Lead Optometrist and SHL Management.

Qualifications

  • Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Must have a valid practising License
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in Optometry is required.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Expert-level is written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good decision making.
  • Team Building.
  • Ability to Multitask.
  • Planning and Coordination.
  • Marketing skills are key for the role.
  • Time Management.
  • Spectacle skills
  • Must be able to refract.

Computer Savvy Skills:

  • Must be an intermediate level user of Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Core Values:

  • Accountability
  • Resourcefulness
  • Ethics
  • Flexibility
  • Respectful Engagement
  • Empathy.

Application Closing Date
25th September, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Applications to: careers@eyefoundationhospital.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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