We are currently looking for a fully qualified Optometrist to join us to work at our JM MacDonald practice in Portree on the Isle of Skye, on a full time basis (37.5 hours per week).
The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive reward package, specific to this role, including a generous performance related bonus.
If you are looking for an opportunity to progress your Optometry career and have real ownership over how you practice Optometry, then this could be a great opportunity for you.
The ideal candidate be highly organised with an aptitude for balancing both the clinical and commercial aspects of the Optometrist's role in practice and also be keen to work with the Practice Manager and Practice Team to grow and build on the practice's existing success.
J M MacDonald in Portree is a successful growing practice within the Duncan and Todd Group. It opened on Skye, in the Scottish Highlands in 2012. Living on the island has a relaxed feel, with many restaurants, bars and outdoor activities. The practice itself is situated in Portree, just a short walk to the Cuillin hills.
With strong relationships within the community, local business, schools and the medical centre, it is a busy practice which caters to its loyal patient base and to the bustling tourist trade. Every day is unique and the chance to meet people from all over the world.
The team dynamic is a large part of the branch’s success. From starting as a team of two in 2012, there are now five team members, including two Receptionists and two Dispensers. The Dispensers include Janet, the Practice Manager, and a school leaver from the local high school who is currently in her 3rd year of the ABDO course for Ophthalmic Dispensing.
In 2018, the team were finalists in the Practice Growth category at the Optician Awards, and the business has continued to invest in the practice following this achievement. In September 2018, a major refit took place; the practice now boasts two test-rooms and facilities for glazing. Along with the new look and enhanced facilities, we have updated the equipment to all the latest testing equipment with a phoropter refraction system, OCT and a new visual fields machine. We have also introduced Audiology into the practice to further increase the services we can offer to our patients.
This is a rare opportunity to be a part of this team as a resident Optometrist Whether you are looking for a permanent home or for a more temporary secondment, we would love to hear from you.
A rare opportunity to join this successful growing team, whether you are looking for a permanent home or a secondment.
We are pleased to include a modern two-bedroom apartment for the use of the successful candidate.
The practice opening hours are:
Monday to Friday - 9am - 5:30pm
- Competitive Salary, specific to the Skye-based Optometrist role
- Generous performance based practice bonus
- 2 free pairs of spectacles per year
- Enhanced sick pay
- GOC registration and FODO cover paid
- The chance to work for a prestigious company, proud of its heritage
- Career advancement opportunities
- Being part of a company that cares, and that views work-life balance as a priority.
The ideal candidate for this position will be someone who is passionate about Optometry, really cares for their patients and wishes to endeavour to provide the highest level of primary care.
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