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Job Title:
Ophthalmologist Assistant

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
Functional Discipline:
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description

Health Sciences Centre
Perioperative Program - Ophthalmology Clinic
HoursBased on the needs of the department
SalaryCG-24 ($20.71 - $22.81)
Competition Number2019000419
Posted Date17 September 2019
Closing DateOpen Until Filled

About Us
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Job Summary
The Ophthalmologist Assistant assists the Ophthalmologist in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. Work includes assisting the physician with ophthalmic procedures; performing, organizing and filing results of visual fields testing using the Allergen Humphrey Field Analyzer; performing Intraocular Lens calculations to prepare patients for cataract surgery; measuring and recording visual acuity; obtaining conjunctival swabs/cultures as per the direction of the ophthalmologist; preparing ophthalmic procedure trays for sterilization; ensuring ophthalmic medications are ordered weekly and checked for expiry date; organizing and maintaining bookings for visual field testing; providing instruction and written information to patients undergoing visual field testing and other procedures; and performing other related duties necessary to ensure efficient day-to-day operation of the Eye Clinic. The Ophthalmic Assistant also contributes to Ambulatory Program goals by participating in educational events, annual reviews, staff meetings and serving on committees of interest.

Job Demands
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
Occasionally moves/lifts objects less than 10 lbs. and provide assistance to assist patients from wheelchairs or stretchers onto the procedural table which requires gross motor skills.
Constantly stands and walks while performing ophthalmic testing.
Using hand tools require accurate control and steadiness while assisting with ophthalmic procedures (holding small instruments in place while the physician operates).
Alertness and concentration required while frequently completing repetitive tasks and constant auditory/visual concentration.

Job Qualifications
Graduation from high school or equivalent.
Successful completion of a recognized/approved Ophthalmic Assistant Certificate Program.
Completion of a Medical Terminology course is required.
Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member.
A satisfactory record of work performance is required.

Open to external applicants.

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To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693

Email: Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.