Retina and Eye Consultants

Job Title: Orthoptist - Hurstville, Miranda, Caringbah and Wollongong, NSW
Job Type: Part Time
Location: Hurstville, Miranda, Caringbah and Wollongong, NSW
Date Advertised: 7/06/2021

Description: The opportunity

This is a unique opportunity to work with, assist and learn from doctors, across 4 clinics, who are fellowship-trained Specialists, each having undertaken overseas training in the management of retinal diseases at the most prestigious European and American Centres of Excellence.
Graduates and experienced orthoptists are invited to apply.

Company overview

Retina & Eye Consultants is a busy multi-site ophthalmology practice with 4 locations across St George, Sutherland and Illawarra areas. We are leading specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of retina and macula conditions.
Our sub-specialties include vitreo-retina, medical retina, glaucoma, cataract surgery, paediatric ophthalmology, strabismus, ocular surface conditions, uveitis and intraocular inflammation and general ophthalmology.
Our dedicated team of Ophthalmologists, Orthoptists and support staff are committed to delivering the highest level of expert care to our patients, making use of the latest available technology.

Our rooms are purpose-built state-of-the-art facilities designed to accommodate our patient’s ophthalmic needs all in a comfortable clinical environment.

We value our highly professional and caring orthoptists who are an integral part of our team.

About the role

Reporting to the Clinical Team Leader, the Orthoptist role is a part-time position working 2 days (16 hours) per week on a rotating fortnightly roster that includes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

This role is a maternity cover for a 5-month fixed-term period, with the possibility of becoming permanent part-time at the end of the 5-month period.

You will be working across 4 locations namely Hurstville, Miranda, Caringbah and Wollongong. Parking is provided at some sites and all clinic locations are located within walking distance of public transport.

Training will be provided to the successful candidate.

Responsibilities include:
• Patient screening including histories, VA and IOP
• OCT and retinal imaging
• A scan, Verion and Pentacam measurement
• Refraction
• Visual field testing
• Fluorescein angiography
• Assisting with minor procedures including intravitreal injections
• Sterilisation
• Organisation of patient surgeries including booking and preparing theatre lists
• Dealing with patient queries
• Administrative duties
Skills, experience, and attributes required:
• Bachelor of Orthoptics in Applied Sciences or Master of Orthoptics
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Customer focused
• Demonstrated computer literacy
• Capable of learning and adapting to new technology in providing patient treatments
• Demonstrated written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
• Effective time management, organisation, and problem-solving skills
• Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality

This position is only open to Australian citizens and permanent residents.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Contact Details: For further information or to apply, please email your resume to

Applications can also be submitted via the APPLY NOW! eForm.