Optometrist

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: negotiable

Madison Health Opticians Ltd

Madison Health Opticians Ltd invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals to fill in the position of Optometrist to be based in Lusaka.

Job Purpose

The Optometrist will be required to conduct the following duties:

  • Perform vision tests, analyse results and give diagnosis
  • Assist in developing and implementing the strategic goals and initiatives of the company
  • Source for cost-effective suppliers
  • Ensure compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements

Summary of Key Responsibilities

  • Examine eyes, using observation and instruments, to determine visual acuity and perception, focus and coordination and to diagnose diseases and other abnormalities such as glaucoma or color blindness
  • Analyse test results and develop a treatment plan
  • Prescribe, supply, fit and adjust eyeglasses, contact lenses and other vision aids
  • Supervise optical staff members including optical technicians, cashier, receptionist etc.
  • Ensure that the Company’s operations are efficient and effective as to advance the profit and other objectives of the company – Full P&L responsible
  • Maintain appropriate inventory on frames and lenses
  • Quality reporting and analysis, while making recommendations and advices to management and assisting with the implementation of these recommendations to improve performance
  • Ensuring that all internal and external audit recommendations are promptly and timely addressed
  • Educate and counsel patients on contact lens care, visual hygiene, lighting arrangements and safety factors
  • Consult with and refer patients to ophthalmologist or other health care practitioner if additional medical treatment is determined necessary

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Clinical decision – making skills and ability to use your professional judgement
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good organisational skills
  • Patience to carry out repetitive tasks

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science or Diploma in Optometry
  • Any Business qualification or MBA will be an added advantage
  • 3 years or more working experience

If you think that you meet the above requirements, you are invited to submit your cover letter and CV electronically only to the General Manager at [email protected] Closing date is 15th January, 2021

  • Please note that MHealth is an equal opportunity employer
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.