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Nova Scotia Health Glace Bay Hospital

Orthoptist - Permanent Full Time, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
Orthoptist - Orthoptic Clinic ​Req ID: 170271 Company: Nova Scotia Health Location: Eastern Zone, Glace Bay Hospital Department: OPEZ Orthoptic Clinic GBH Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s) Status: UNIFOR Healthcare Position Posting Closing Date: 13-Jun-24 Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today. Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with a Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here. Recruitment Incentives Successful candidates may be eligible for up to $10,000 signing bonus and up to $5,000 of relocation assistance with a defined Return of Service contract. About the Opportunity The Orthoptist is responsible for the assessment, evaluation, identification, diagnosis, and nonsurgical treatment of disorders of binocular vision, visual development, and ocular motility for the purpose of improving or restoring function. Tests include but are not limited to identification and quantification of strabismus, visual acuity testing, stereoacuity testing, colour vision assessment, Hess Screen evaluations, oculomotor motility, and prism adaptation. Pediatric and adult orthoptic patients will be seen by referral from an ophthalmologist or neurologist only. (Pediatric screening patients may be referred by family physicians, nurse practitioners, or pediatricians). Reports and summaries of findings, including diagnosis and recommendations, will be sent to referring physicians. orthoptic treatment will be initiated and carried out as required. The Orthoptist has a major role in patient/family instruction and minor role in the instruction of public health nurses. We would love to hear from you if you have the following: Graduate of an accredited Orthoptics/Ophthalmic Medical Technologists program Certification as an orthoptist by the Canadian Orthoptic Council Excellent organizational, time management, stress management, communication and interpersonal skills Demonstrated ability to set priorities and work independently Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. Permanent, Full-Time / 100% / 75 Hours Bi-weekly Compensation and Incentives $34.68 - $43.80 Hourly Successful candidates will be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan. Once You've Applied Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Some opportunities may be eligible for our Employee Referral Program. If a Nova Scotia Health employee refers a candidate who is not working for the organization and the candidate is hired, the employee who made the referral may be eligible to earn up to $1000. For more details and instructions, please visit Recruitment - Incentives ​This is a Healthcare bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position. Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.

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