Ophthalmology Assistant

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Part Time
  • Category:
  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 03-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/OPHASSIST
  • Job Title: Ophthalmology Assistant
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  • Summary:
  • Permanent, part-time opportunity (32 hours per week) based at our new Outpatients facility
  • Join an experienced team of professionals with a passion for ensuring the best health outcomes for our community
  • Play an integral role in service provision for around 55,000 patients a year!

Our Purpose: Why we do it

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 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

Our Ophthalmology service is the tertiary referral service for the top half of the South Island, servicing a population of around 1,000,000. We treat people with long term and acute eye conditions who have been referred by an optometrist or a GP. Our small multidisciplinary team comprises of experienced and dedicated Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Orthoptists, Nurses, Allied technicians and assistants. We’re passionate about ensuring the best health outcomes for the community, as well as supporting our team with continued professional development opportunities.

We’re looking for an Ophthalmology Assistant to join our team on a permanent, part-time basis working 32 hours per week. The days and hours required for this position are rostered between Monday and Friday, from approximately 7:30am – 5:30pm. Days and start/finish times may be negotiated for the successful applicant. This is an integral role within our service supporting our clinical staff to test, diagnose and treat approximately 55,000 patients per year!

The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Completing patient pre-clinic testing
  • Credentialing for eye drop administration
  • Sterile set up of clinical equipment
  • Completing appropriate training to undertake Visual Acuity and pressure testing
  • Communicating effectively with patients and family/whanau with a wide range of backgrounds
  • Supporting nurses and other clinical staff where requested

Your skills will include the following:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to patients of varying backgrounds
  • Strong level of computer literacy and attention to detail for accurate data entry
  • Experience as a hospital aide or similar is advantageous
  • Experience in a technical role, or a strong interest in this area is desirable

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi
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.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

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.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

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.

Contact us on recruitment@cdhb.health.nz for additional information.