2. Workloads and work patterns are well-managed
Managing the caseload of optometrists and delegated functions
The caseload for the optometrist/s should take into consideration the types of patients that they will be seeing and also the level of delegated functions that are in place in the clinic. There is no single right answer for the time allowed per appointment or the number of cases per day.
Administration and record keeping are important aspects of optometrists’ roles and adequate time should be built into the schedule to allow for this.
All staff should be familiar with the equipment used in the practice and sufficient time should be allocated for adequate training to enable the safe and efficient use of practice equipment. This is of particular importance for locums and new staff.