Ophthalmic Technician

Preston, United Kingdom
Grade: E (£22,017 – £24,771) pro-rata
Friday, 16 August 2019
End of advertisement period
Monday, 26 August 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Application closing date 26/08/2019
Location Preston Campus
Salary Grade: E (£22,017 – £24,771) pro-rata
Job category/type Professional Services

Job description

The University of Central Lancashire wishes to recruit an Ophthalmic Technician to join our Technical Services team who provide support to the wide variety of workshops and Clinical facilities at our Preston campus. The successful candidate will primarily be focused on supporting undergraduate classes and clinic within our state of the art Clinical facilities based in Harrington, Greenbank, Allen, and Brook building.

Duties will include the set up and preparation of optometry clinical laboratories/workshops, providing day to day technical support and advice to staff and to students studying a diverse range of subjects in the optometry clinical area. Although the successful candidate will be required to show flexibility in supporting several areas, the primary function for this role is to ensure delivery of the optometry/vison sciences courses.

The successful candidate will help coordinate and undertake maintenance and configuration of equipment and relevant software. As well as help with the introduction of new technologies, procedures and practices and be familiar with ophthalmic instrumentation related to the disciplines.

Educated to degree level in optometry related subject or equivalent experiential learning in industry, candidates should have experience of preparing, supporting and clearing away ophthalmic clinical workshop/laboratory environments. Experience in a customer facing technical support role is also essential, with recent experience of supervising and training staff.

Candidates need to be practical people with a keen interest in science and technology supported by great customer service skills. The ability to adapt knowledge and experience to support staff and students across the wide range of subject disciplines we support would be a distinct advantage. Candidates must also have good verbal and written communication skills.

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.

School/Service: Learning & Information Services

Hours: Part Time (21.75 hours per week - 0.6 FTE)

Basis: Indefinite

Interview Date: To be confirmed

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