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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.
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Refractive Surgery Support Manager
I’d never considered working in the optical industry, but when a job came up in the Optical Express contact centre in 2003, I applied and got it.
I enjoyed speaking to patients and helping them to book refractive surgery consultations. I was quickly promoted to Team Leader with my own team, but after 6 months I moved to a role in Operations, with a focus on producing reports and communicating with the store teams.
Optical Express was expanding, so my role continued to evolve and I began to look after many of the surgery team’s tasks, too.
Today, I have my own team and oversee the forecasting and scheduling of the surgery diary across the UK and Ireland. I’m also the main point of contact for our surgeons, and help with surgeon recruitment as well as having responsibility for their induction and training.
I report on a number of aspects of the business to senior management and often work closely with our IT team to help develop and implement new systems and reports.
I enjoy the variety that my job brings each day – things can happen quickly! I learn a lot from the people I’m working with, too – incredibly smart and interesting people, like our surgeons, who are genuinely world leaders in their field.
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