Junior Teaching Orthoptist
BC Children’s Hospital
As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.
The Junior Teaching Orthoptist, under general supervision, provides education to orthoptic students and residents in areas such as ophthalmology theory, technical procedures and test interpretation. The orthoptist conducts various orthoptic tests such as Randot Stereo Test and Prism Cover Test; analyzes test results and formulates a differential diagnosis for submission to the referring physician.
What you’ll do
- Provide education to students, ophthalmology residents and pediatric ophthalmology fellows by attending rounds and presenting case examples to students/residents/fellows, provide lectures in areas of orthoptic theory, demonstrating technical procedures and interpreting orthoptic tests.
- Oversee and participate in the evaluation of orthoptic students, ensuring completion of education requirements and achievement of competencies in preparation for certification exams.
- Conduct various orthoptic tests such as: stereo acuity tests, prism cover test, Synoptophore and Hess chart as requested by BC Children’s and community based Ophthalmologists, analyze results, formulate diagnosis and document information by completing an Orthoptic Report for referring ophthalmologists.
- Consult with the ophthalmologist regarding findings and treatments as required.
- Perform visual field testing on pediatric patients as requested by BC Children’s and community based Ophthalmologists and prepare diagnostic results.
- Triage referrals received by the Orthoptic Clinic from community based ophthalmologists.
- Assist in booking outpatient appointments upon receiving ophthalmologist requests and make follow-up appointments with patients for treatments such as patching, Fresnel prisms and eye exercises.
- Complete documentation on patients seen and services performed for hospital billing through submission to the PHSA Accounting Department.
What you bring
- Certification by the Canadian Orthoptic Council and member of The Canadian Orthoptic Society, or American Orthoptic Council.
- Three (3) years recent experience as a practising orthoptist including one year teaching experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- CPR Training – Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) – Level I.
You also have the ability to:
- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Demonstrate teaching and administrative skills.
- Organize work and set priorities.
- Deal with others effectively
- Operate all equipment related to the job.
- Perform the duties of the position.
What we bring
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
- Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
- Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
- Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
- Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
- PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
- Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Job Type: Regular Full-Time
Wage: $33.13 to $41.43 per hour
Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 2N9
Hours of Work: Monday-Friday; 08:00 - 16:00, 8:30 - 16:30
Requisition # 125704
What we do
BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia. BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).
The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.
Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
PHSA and BCCH are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.
Please apply online at Jobs.phsa.ca.