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Healthcare Technician

Location:
Hampshire
Job Overview

At Optegra you’ll see and feel the Optegra difference when you walk through the door – and you’ll have every opportunity to make a difference.

  

Our top-rated Eye Hospital is conveniently located near Fareham, Hampshire and offer parking for your commute to work.  Join the team here and be amongst the best specialist eye care teams in the UK.

 
Benefits Include:
 
  • Annual Leave- We all work hard and it’s important to take time out to recharge our batteries!  Our 33 days holiday each year (including bank holidays, pro-rata’d for part time colleagues) is a good place to start.
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  • Private Medical Insurance- Your health and well being is important to you – and to us. All staff can join our Bupa private medical scheme from day one.   

  • Cycle to Work Scheme- Our cycle to work scheme will help you get fitter – physically and financially – and help the environment!   

  • Flexible Working- We want to support you to get the work / life balance that’s right for you, so all staff can apply to work flexibly.   

  • Bonus- Our discretionary bonus scheme is an opportunity to have your contribution over the year recognized and for us all to celebrate the success of the business. 

  • More Perks- All employees have access to a wide range of discounted products and services including shopping, gifts, food and entertainment and travel, so you can save on everyday essential and splurge on treats and luxuries! 

  • Season Ticket Loans- Our season ticket loans help you cut the cost of your commute. 

  • Maternity Leave- We offer enhanced maternity pay over and above the statutory minimum for all mums to be. 

  • Pension-  Optegra helps you plan for the future by matching your pension contribution up to 5%.   

  • Life Assurance- You will be covered by Optegra’s Life Assurance policy from your start date.  This means that Optegra will pay three times your basic salary to your nominated beneficiary if the worst should happen. 

Requirements

Working as a Healthcare Technician with Optegra is a great way to start your healthcare career.  You’ll provide and support diagnostics, pre assessment and post operative ophthalmic care and treatment pathways. Depending on the needs of the business, this may include undertaking diagnostic testing and/or acting as theatre circulator.  


You’ll work full time, averaging of 37.5 hours per week covering shifts from Monday to Saturday, 7am and 7pm, or part time hours within these days.

 

You will be flexible, motivated and articulate with a proactive, can do attitude. You will have relevant optometry or ophthalmic experience, ideally gained in a healthcare setting. 

 

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience of working in a healthcare environment

Good to have: 

  • Basic Life Support competent
  • NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care 

And be:  

  • Consistent professional attitude demonstrated to all colleagues and customers; personable, confident and articulate. 
Company Overview

We work hard but we are supported by each other – and we have fun whilst we’re at it.  We’ve transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people through our sight saving procedures.

 

Some Cherries on our Cake! 

  • Free Eye Surgery- After you’ve completed your probation, you will be eligible for laser eye surgery at no cost.  Your family and friends can also benefit from a 20% discount on eye surgeries.   
  • Free Sight Tests- Of course you can expect a free sight test if you need it at your local Optegra hospital!   

  • Refer a Friend BonusWe know our staff love working here and hope they want to spread the word!  Which is why, if they introduce a new employee to the business, they get a bonus of £1000 when they start with us. 

  • Celebrating Your Anniversaries- We value loyalty and commitment which is why we express our appreciation to longstanding employees by rewarding them with gift vouchers to mark every five years of service.  The vouchers increase in value the longer they are with us – all they need to do is decide what to spend it on! 

  • Recognising Our Super Stars- We work with some pretty amazing people and we want to take every opportunity to celebrate their talents.  One way that we do this is through our recognition scheme. 

  • Getting Social - We like to get together outside of work, which usually means a Summer and Christmas party!  

See the Difference. Make a Difference 

 

Optegra Eye Healthcare is an inclusive business where you can enjoy the career you want, without changing the person you are. We’re welcoming to all, working together as a supportive team, respecting the uniqueness and diversity of every individual we work with.