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MCH Paeds Ambulatory McMasters Children’s Hospital

Orthoptist (temporary full time) Hamilton ON
Orthoptist- McMaster Children’s Hospital – Temporary Full-Time Interested Applicants apply at Job #: 112119, Position: Orthoptist - Ambulatory Ophthalmology, Rate: $37.88– $48.56 hourly. Unit Summary: Step into a job that opens countless doors. As one of Canada’s largest and most diverse hospitals, we’re providing advanced care to people of all ages from across the province. You can explore advancement opportunities, take professional development courses, and stretch yourself as a leader, all at HHS. We are the largest employer in the greater Hamilton region, and play a vital role in training the next generation of health professionals in collaboration with our academic partners, including McMaster University and Mohawk College. Hamilton Health Sciences is a hospital system of 18,000 staff, physicians, researchers and volunteers that proudly serves south central Ontario residents. We also provide specialized, advanced care to people from across the province. McMaster Children’s Hospital, located in Hamilton’s west-end, is the second largest children’s hospital in Canada. We are home to the fastest-growing kids-only emergency department in Ontario, one of Canada’s most advanced neonatal intensive care units, and a range of programs and clinics with unique expertise in a number of areas including children’s cancer, digestive diseases, and mental health. The 3V2 Pediatric Ophthalmology Clinic, within Hamilton Health Sciences, provides special eye care to the pediatric population in Hamilton and surrounding area. The clinic is comprised of specialists and sub-specialists in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus. Position Summary: The Orthoptist will provide precise strabismus evaluation and oversee therapy of certain conditions including adult strabismus. They will assist in diagnostics and help to determine appropriate management. Orthoptists are an integral part of the clinic team and may act as a liaison between the ophthalmologist and patient/family in developing successful treatment plans. Schedule Work Hours: Monday to Friday; days. Evenings and weekends may be required. This position is temporary until August 2024. Qualifications: Certification in Orthoptics from a recognized institution, Preferred previous experience in an ophthalmologist office or hospital setting as an Ophthalmic Technician or Orthoptist Competency with acuities, stereopsis, IOP, Goldmann's, pupils and lensometry, Knowledge and experience in evaluating disorders affecting visual function, Proficient in non-surgical treatment of strabismus and amblyopia, Demonstrates teaching skills required to provide patient education, Demonstrates computer proficiency with electronic medical records, Knowledge of medical terminology, Demonstrated ability and willingness to learn new equipment, Knowledge and skill in office procedures and equipment use related to ophthalmology, Demonstrates effective communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills within an interdisciplinary team, Effective problem solving abilities, Promotion of a safe work environment and adherence to regulated safety activities & Commitment to Hamilton Health Sciences mission, vision and values. As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services. EEO Statement: Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners. To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website. Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Operations at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made. This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment. Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset. If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements: Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement, Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement, Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement, Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement, Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement

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