Surgery & Nursing Roles

Follow a number of different progression paths in a clinical environment

Operate in our state of the art clinics

We’re proud of the career path we offer our surgery teams. Our nurses, surgery associates and operating department practitioners can follow a number of different progression paths in a clinical environment, thanks to our learning and development programmes.

Operating in our state of the art clinics across the UK and Ireland, our clinical teams are crucial to our patients’ visual outcomes and to the success of Optical Express. If you’re looking for a role that will help you continue to learn and progress, then contact us now.

Private Nursing Careers at Optical Express

Optical Express, the UK and Ireland’s number one provider of laser eye surgery and private lens surgery are currently recruiting full and part time Ophthalmic Nurses to join our busy clinic teams across the country.
If you are a qualified nurse looking for a new career opportunity, Optical Express offer a range of roles across all stages of nursing careers.
Maybe you are an experienced nurse 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, a career with Optical Express could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Why Join our Ophthalmic Nursing Team?

Operating in state of the of the art treatment centres, our surgery teams are crucial to our patient’s visual outcomes and to the continued success of Optical Express. 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 clinics and treatment centres in locations across the UK as well as investing in advanced clinical and diagnostic technologies.  

For nurses looking to explore new opportunities, Optical Express has a lot to offer.  Our range of ophthalmic treatments delivered today and planned for the future mean that our nurses benefit from real clinical diversity.

They work alongside expert Ophthalmologists, Optometrists and Healthcare Assistants as part of our refractive and cataract surgery multidisciplinary clinical teams, taking part in leading practice and learning from some of the country’s leading specialists in clinical eye care.

The benefits of Working as a Nurse in the Private Sector with Optical Express

Making a move to the private sector may seem like a big change, but there are many benefits that make this career change extremely worthwhile:

Our Nursing Career Development Pathway

We’re proud of the career pathways that we can offer our people at Optical Express and we are committed to ensuring that continuous learning and development is a key part of every role.

The learning and development opportunities available at Optical Express are second to none. To make sure that we achieve the very best results for our patients, it’s important that we help our nursing team to develop professionally by giving them the right tools and opportunities to progress.

For Registered Nurses/ODP’s who are newly qualified and want to work in a theatre environment, a career as a Theatre Practitioner could be your perfect opportunity. We will provide support and training in order for you to gain the necessary experience and qualifications required to ensure you can offer your patients the highest levels of clinical care.

If your passion lies with helping to develop others by passing on your clinical skills and training, we have opportunities available for Lead Theatre Practitioners and Practice Education Facilitators who will help to coach and progress our nursing teams, ensuring continuous improvement is achieved.

If you are a Senior Registered Nurse, it might be time to take the next step into management and leadership, running your own team through our Surgical Services Manager and Chief Nurse positions.

What Nursing Opportunities Are Available at Optical Express?

We are currently looking for both newly qualified and registered nurses to join our clinical teams across the UK and Ireland.  Opportunities are available across the following job roles:

Optometry Careers

If you’re an optometrist and interested in career opportunities with us, simply fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch with you to arrange an informal discussion.