Optometrist opportunity –Specsavers Cairns Central, QLD | $180,000 Package

19 October 2022

Located in tropical Far North Queensland, Cairns is considered to be the gateway the Great Barrier Reef – the world’s largest coral reef system – along with offering access to rainforests, beaches, markets and a vast array of great cafes, bars and restaurants. 

About the role: 

  • 5 test rooms, a dual use room, and a dedicated Audiology room  
  • Flexible roster – includes a 9 day fortnight for full-time 
  • Market leading equipment – including OCT at no extra charge to patients  
  • Excellent opportunities for career development and progression – including pathway to Partnership 
  • Extremely attractive salary package  of $180,000 – includes a $30k sign-on bonus (dependent on experience)
  • Paid time off to participate in: 
    • Community engagement e.g. local school/ aged care screenings 
    • Building relationships/ external visitations with local healthcare professionals (GPs, pharmacists, ophthalmologists) 
    • Outreach programs 
  • The opportunity to focus on a particular area of interest – EG RPG lenses, Myopia control etc 
  • Monthly performance bonus  
  • 2 return flights a year for the 1st 2 years (within Aus or NZ) 

About the store:  

Under our ‘Specsavers: The Place to Work’ initiative, offering the following key benefits to all permanent store team members: 

  • Birthday leave 
  • Volunteer Leave 
  • Access to Specsavers Perks staff discount program 
  • Two free pairs of glasses each year
  • 30% off glasses voucher for family and friends each year 

Why choose Specsavers? 

  • Specsavers are rated the market leader for eye tests, and the retailer of choice for contact lenses in Australia and New Zealand 
  • We are on a continual mission to transforming eye health by: eliminating preventable vision loss and blindness, including Glaucoma and Diabetes, through improved prevention and early detection 
  • In 2021, we are detecting glaucoma in 1.43% of our patients, nearly matching the reported national prevalence rate of 1.5% 
  • Proud to have well and truly reached 200,000 KeepSight registrations  
  • In April 2021, Specsavers had surpassed their target of registering 200,000 patients for their KeepSight initiative, with 80% of KeepSight registered patients who were due for their eye test attending on time 
  • We are continuously working to reduce the 50% of people with diabetes who do not receive regular eye checks 
  • We estimate our Optometrists have reduced the level of undiagnosed glaucoma among our patients by at least 60% 

For a confidential chat about this opportunity, contact Ruby Lewis on +61 (4) 4788 9110 or email  ruby.lewis@specsavers.com

If you are a final year student or recent graduate, please contact your Graduate Recruitment Consultant or email apac.graduateteam@specsavers.com 

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