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Job Title:
Orthoptist

Posted Date:
2/28/2020
Closing Date:
12/31/2021
Functional Discipline:
Children & Womens Health
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description

Location: Janeway

Orthoptist
Janeway Children's Hospital
Children's and Women's Health Program
Emergency/Ambulatory Care/Outreach Division
Permanent, Full-Time
01062POS
Hours75 bi-weekly (8 hour days)
SalaryCG-40 ($35.47 - $39.69)
Competition Number2020000796
Posted Date28 February 2020
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
Reporting to the Division Manager of the Emergency and Ambulatory Care Division of the Children's and Women's Health Program, the incumbent will provide assessment and treat anomalies of ocular motilities, in particular strabismus and amblyopia conditions under the direction of an Ophthalmologist. The incumbent will administer appropriate ophthalmic/orthoptic tests including visual acuity, ocular motility, optical coherence tomography, fundus photography, and binocular vision assessments and complete such reports in a timely manner. He/she will also provide visual screening procedures in ophthalmology clinics, potentially including out-reach clinic services outside of St. John's. The Orthoptist will discuss issues relating to patient care, surgeries and ophthalmology follow-ups with referring ophthalmologists, in addition to instructing medical students or interns on the techniques of Orthoptic assessments.

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 lifting of times 10-25lbs.
Regularly sitting, standing and moving around several times during examinations.
Constantly uses fine finger/precision work and operating hand tools and equipment for measuring and assessment requiring control and steadiness, eye/hand coordination and awkward body positioning.
Higher than normal levels of attentiveness or alertness is required for health and safety of patients when instilling eye drops in uncooperative or upset children and wen examining eyes closely with sensitive equipment so as not to accidently poke or scratch eyes.
May be subject to time pressures/deadlines and interruptions as clinics are often overbooked and many patients are waiting for extended periods.

Job Qualifications
Bachelor of Science Degree with graduation from a recognized orthoptic training program.
A minimum of 3-5 years orthoptic experience in an ophthalmic setting.
Current certification by the Canadian or American Orthoptic Council is essential.
Excellent communication skills, critical thinking, problem-solving and team work abilities are essential.
Must be committed to continuous learning and family centered care.
A satisfactory record of work performance is required.

If this is an internal posting only, only applicants of the Eastern Health AAHP Regional Bargaining Unit will be considered. Otherwise, if this is posted internal and external, we will accept all applications, but preference will be given to those qualified candidates who are internal to the Eastern Health AAHP Regional Bargaining Unit.

Apply online at https://employment.easternhealth.ca

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: employment@easternhealth.ca. Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.