Canberra Health Services (CHS)

Job Title: Orthoptist (Level 2) - Canberra, ACT
Job Type: Casual
Location: Canberra, ACT
Date Advertised: 16/04/2021


Description: Canberra Health Services
Ophthalmology Outpatients
Orthoptist
Health Professional Level 2
Salary Range: $67,892 - $93,203 (PN: 11686, several)

Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.
Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focused on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centered care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400,000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.
CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:
• The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
• University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
• Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
• Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
• A range of community based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services.

Overview of the work area and position

The Ophthalmology Outpatient Clinic (Eye Clinic) is a multidisciplinary clinic of the Division of Surgery at the Canberra Hospital. This clinic comprises of Staff Specialist and VMO Ophthalmologists, Ophthalmology Registrars, nurses, orthoptists and administration staff.

The Ophthalmology Outpatient Clinic is responsible for the coordination and delivery of emergency eye services along with select non-emergent ophthalmic health care in the ACT. Non-emergent Clinics include corneal, retinal, neuro-ophthalmic, and uveitis-immunology, along with select procedure clinics. Our aim is to provide effective and efficient patient care in line with the Canberra Health Service values.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:
Mandatory:
• Tertiary qualifications in Orthoptics and eligibility for membership of the Orthoptist Board of Australia.
• Minimum 12 months clinical experience as a qualified orthoptist.
• Be registered under the Working for Vulnerable People Act.
• Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
• Fulfill the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
• Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
• Comply with CHS credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals.
• Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.

Note: These are casual positions. Days of work and working hours may vary and will be used to fill casual vacancies as they occur. The full-time salary noted above will be paid pro-rata.

Applications Close: 28 April 2021


Contact Details: For any enquiries regarding this role, please contact Barb O'Brien (02) 5124 5870 or email barbara.o'brien@act.gov.au

How to apply: For further information, please visit www.health.act.gov.au (Ref 01U3W)

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