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Newfoundland and Labrador Health Sciences Janeway Hospital

Orthoptist: Permanent Full Time St.Johns Nfld
Location: Janeway Orthoptist Childrens and Womens Health Program Janeway Outpatient Department Permanent, Full Time 01062POS Hours 75 bi-weekly (8 Hour shifts; days) Salary CG40 ($38.40 - $42.96) The following financial incentives may be available and can be combined: 1. Signing bonus up to $10,000 2. Student bursary up to $5,000 3. Relocation support For more information on bursaries/incentives please visit or email Competition Number 2024004051 Posted Date 4 June 2024 Closing Date 11 June 2024 About Us Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services (NL Health Services) brings together five former separate health entities - Eastern Health, Central Health, Western Health, Labrador-Grenfell Health, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information. The creation of a provincial health authority was announced following recommendations from Health Accord NL. NL Health Services is responsible for delivering health and community services to more than 528,000 people living in Newfoundland and Labrador and employs over 21,000 people. 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 required. Excellent communication skills, critical thinking, problem-solving and teamwork abilities are essential. Must be committed to continuous learning and family centered care. A satisfactory record of work performance is required. Employees, to review your attendance record please refer to your employee portal on the Intranet for details. The attendance record is only available to employees who are currently in positions that accumulate sick time. If this is an internal posting only, only applicants of the Eastern Health AAHP Regional Bargaining Unit will be considered. If this is an internal and external posting, all applications will be accepted and preference will be given to those qualified candidates who are internal to the Eastern Health AAHP Regional Bargaining Unit.

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