Registered Nurses & ODPs

Follow a number of different progression paths in a clinical environment

Theatre Practitioner (RGN/ODP)
Full & Part time positions Nationwide

Optical Express is the UK and Europe’s leading private provider of laser eye surgery, intraocular lens surgery and cataract surgery. We are currently recruiting Theatre Practitioners to join our busy surgery teams.

Operating in our state of the art treatment centres, Theatre Practitioners are crucial to our patients’ visual outcomes and to the success of Optical Express.

Maybe you are an experienced Theatre Practitioner looking for a new challenge in a different field, or you might be early in your career and want to make your mark in the ophthalmic industry, providing you have a passion for delivering world class patient care, our environment could be the perfect fit for you.

By joining Optical Express you will be welcomed into an industry leading team, which is going from strength to strength. We are continuing to open new state of the art clinics and treatment centres in locations across the UK as well as investing in advanced clinical and diagnostic technologies.

For Theatre Practitioners looking to explore new opportunities, Optical Express has a lot to offer. Our ever-growing range of ophthalmic treatments mean that our Theatre Practitioners benefit from real clinical diversity. You will work alongside our expert Ophthalmologists as part of our refractive and cataract surgery multidisciplinary clinical teams, meaning you’ll be involved in leading edge practice, learning from some of the country’s leading specialists in clinical eye care.

The role of a Theatre Practitioner is varied, with responsibilities including:

What’s in it for you?​

Career Development

At Optical Express we’re proud of the career path we offer our teams. Our Nurses and ODPs can follow a number of different progression paths in a clinical environment, thanks to our outstanding professional development programmes.

We are committed to the continuous development of our colleagues, ensuring we support you at every stage in your career and equip you with what you need to succeed on your professional journey as a Registered Nurse or ODP with Optical Express.

If you are newly qualified

At Optical Express we can provide you with all the training you need to get you started in your career as an Ophthalmic Theatre Practitioner. We have a dedicated and experienced clinical education team who will support you on your way to becoming a more competent practitioner.

If you want a career in theatres

If you are a Registered Nurse with a background in the community, on a ward, in a care home or GP surgery and are looking to move to a career as a Theatre Nurse, we will support you in gaining the necessary skills, experience and qualifications you will need to succeed in your new role.

If you are a senior, experienced Registered Nurse or ODP

We are here to support you in becoming a leader/manager and/or educator. We offer formal qualifications including:

 – Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Leadership.

– Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education.

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