Eye Surgery Associates (ESA)

Job Title: Orthoptists - Melbourne, VIC
Job Type: Contract
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Date Advertised: 23/06/2021

Description: Eye Surgery Associates (ESA) brings together a group of eighteen highly qualified, sub-specialist Ophthalmologists offering a range of medical and surgical eye care. Our Ophthalmologists are supported by a clinical team of about thirty team members, dedicated to the provision of excellence in patient care and experience.
ESA is located in East Melbourne, Doncaster, Malvern (at Cabrini Hospital) and Vermont South. We are looking for a full time orthoptist for a 9 month contract position (finishing end of March) as well as casual orthoptists, with a strong customer service focus and a high attention to detail. The successful applicants must be prepared to work at each of our four sites and be available to commence as soon as possible. As a member of our large clinical team there will be opportunities to work across the Ophthalmic specialties and receive training and mentoring from our Clinical Services Site leaders during a tailored six month induction programme and beyond.

Key responsibilities, duties and requirements
To be considered for an Orthoptist role at ESA, you must hold a Bachelor of Orthoptic and Ophthalmic Science or equivalent, to ensure competence in this primarily clinical role. Registration with the Australian Orthoptic Board is essential.
In this role you will be responsible for providing efficient, high quality clinical services to the patients and Doctors of ESA. This is achieved by selecting and carrying out appropriate testing and investigations, by following ESA’s Policies and Procedures and using clinical judgement. The Orthoptist must possess the ability to integrate and interpret results to ensure appropriate testing is completed, on time and accurately. As a member of a positive and solutions oriented team you will contribute to the continuous improvement of Clinical services at ESA.

The following equipment/skills are typically utilised in daily ESA clinical practice:
• Visual Acuity testing
• Refraction
• Tonometry
• Visual Fields
• Biometry-Optical (IOL Master)- including completion of checklist and lens calculations
• Pentacam
• Manual Keratometry
• Retinal photography (including FFA/ICG)
• Set up for in rooms procedures
• Assisting with in rooms procedures
• Ocular motility

ESA welcomes applications and expressions of interest from qualified Orthoptists at varying levels of experience for these Level/Grade 1 positions.

Applications close Friday 2/7/21.

Contact Details: For a full job description or to apply, please contact Fiona Murphy, Clinical Services Manager: fmurphy@eyesurgery.com.au or by telephone on 9998 8337.

Applications may also be submitted via the APPLY NOW! e-Form.