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Ophthalmic Diagnostic Technician

Job Reference: J119-7Y-MPEF1OD

The Practice
Little Chalfont

The Practice Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of primary and community health care. Established by our two GP directors in 2005, we deliver a supported and sustainable quality service for GP surgeries. The Practice Group believes strongly in innovative community-based healthcare and delivers specialist clinical services directly to the community so that patients can be treated closer to home.

Employment Benefits

  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Company Pension Scheme & Life Assurance
  • Full reimbursed DBS
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Optional salary-sacrifice childcare vouchers
  • Optional salary-sacrifice car & bike scheme
  • Optional retail discount card

About Us

Established by our two GP directors in 2005 The Practice Group is one of the country’s leading providers of NHS primary, community and home-based care via our 6 divisions. We work extensively with clinical commissioning groups, local authorities and the wider NHS; together with private individuals and independent case managers. As TPG General Practice we deliver a supported and sustainable quality service for GP surgeries. TPG Complex Care is focused in delivering high quality home-based complex healthcare services. TPG Eyes and TPG Dermatology provide a range of innovative community based services including Ophthalmology and Dermatology. TPG Data Analytics and TPG Primary Care Support provide actionable insights, capacity and capability for healthcare providers.

REPORTS TO: Services Business Manager

LOCATION: North Kentwith travel to various clinic locations


The post holder will work under the supervision of a clinician undertaking ophthalmic diagnostic procedures and providing a high quality patient experience.


  • Undertake and record the following tasks (with appropriate training and competency):
    • HRT3 images
    • Visual Fields
    • Visual Acuity
    • Assisting with minor operations
  • Recognise changes in observations of patient and report and act on said changes
  • Maintain high levels of infection control and take appropriate action if standards are not being met
  • Instruct patients in appropriate techniques or tasks
  • Assist clinicians in emergency management of patients
  • Act as a chaperone
  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times
  • Help patients appreciate principles of “healthy living” and provide literature for patients as needed
  • Provide and encourage the completion of the patient questionnaire feedback form
  • Transport equipment as required
  • Working with the Registered Manager, ensure the service remains CQC compliant.
  • Provide incident reports in all cases of untoward incident (including all safeguarding, PREVENT and other incidents)


  • Educated to (or prepared to work towards) NVQ level 2 in healthcare
  • An understanding of confidentiality is required and the ability to use own judgment
  • The person must be an excellent communicator both spoken and written, also well presented
  • Must be able to relay clinical information
  • Must have PC skills – ideally will be able to use basic Word, Excel and e-mail
  • Must be comfortable with following processes/procedures
  • Should be personable, polite and patient. Needs to have an empathy with patients, some of whom may not be so patient or polite because of anxiety
  • Needs to be able to remain calm in sometimes fraught circumstances
  • Needs to be sensitive when dealing with confidential issues
  • Needs to apply common sense when dealing with situations which do not fit the norm
  • Must be adaptable and comfortable dealing with changing priorities and be a team player
  • Full clean driving licence and prepared to travel (using company van, where required)

The post holder will be required to undertake any other duties according to the needs of the service.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of activities, but rather an outline of the main areas of responsibility. Any reasonable changes will be discussed and agreed with the post holder before any variations to the job description are made.

The closing date is given as a guide & we reserve the right to close the post early once we have received a sufficient number of applicants, so we advise you to submit your application early to avoid disappointment.

We regret that we are unable to respond to all applications. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date please assume that you are unsuccessful on this occasion. Please rest assured that is not meant as a discourtesy and you should not let this deter you from future applications.

The Practice Group is an equal opportunities employer and will ensure that no applicant is treated less favourably on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race.

The Practice Group is a Disability Confident Committed employer and as such, we will ensure as users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

The Practice Group is licensed to issue certificates of sponsorship, applications are welcomed from General Practitioners who require a Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK and will be considered along with all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as we are unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The Visa and Immigration Service requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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