- Permanent full-time or part-time opportunity for either an Orthoptist or an Ophthalmic Technician
- Gain exposure to a wide diversity of clinical practice and eye pathology
- Work closely with specialised Ophthalmologists with specific interests in Paediatrics, Neuro-ophthalmology, Glaucoma and Retina among others
When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you're part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.
We're on the lookout for a flexible and passionate Orthoptist or Ophthalmic Technician to join us in the Ophthalmology Department at Christchurch Hospital, the largest public hospital in the South Island!
Joining a team of four Orthoptists, two Optometrists, two Ophthalmic Technicians; you will work closely with our highly skilled and specialised Ophthalmologists with specific interests in Paediatrics and Neuro-ophthalmology, among others. You'll see a wide diversity of clinical practice and exposure to eye pathology not available in the community setting.
This permanent role is for 40 hours per week, with the potential to be filled by two separate part-time applicants, in which the specific arrangement of these hours will be discussed and mutually agreed upon.
We are accepting applications from both Orthoptists and Ophthalmic Technicians on either a part-time or full-time basis. Please clearly indicate in your cover letter how many hours you are available for.
In this role, you will be responsible for the following:
- Orthoptist: Providing orthoptic investigation, diagnosis and management to patients; accurate and consistent multi-media documentation of patients; providing appropriate education and training to other members of the department
- Ophthalmic Technician: Undertaking visual function and technical tests in both adult and paediatric patients; recording test results for the referring Ophthalmologist; carrying out administrative tasks associated with the patient management system
Your skills will include the following:
- Orthoptists: Qualification to the equivalent of Bachelor of Applied Science (Orthoptics); previous experience as an Orthoptist, including ophthalmic assisting; Experience with a wide range of technical equipment, which will see you transition easily into our busy team consisting of allied eye professionals, as well as a large team of nurses; Experience in a hospital setting is advantageous
- Ophthalmic Technician: Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work as part of a collaborative team; A professional approach to your work with the ability to respect and maintain confidentiality; Computer knowledge and literacy; the ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure; previous work experience as an Ophthalmic Technician is advantageous
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Putting people at the heart of all we do
Health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.
Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.
If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.
If you are interested in this role, please apply directly on our career site. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.
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