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Ophthalmic Assistant - Eye Photography

Competition #:792192

Job Title:Ophthalmic Assistant - Eye Photography

Department:Eye Photography & Procedure Rm

Job Category:Other Patient Care

New Work Type:Part-Time Temporary < 12 Months

Positions Available:1

Union Affiliation:NU

Posted Date:10/01/17

Closing date:24/01/17

Salary Range:$24.29 - $28.58 per hour

Length of Temporary Assignment:9 months

FTE Assignment (Cas=0.000001):0.4

The Diabetes Comprehensive Care Program (DCCP) strives to provide optimum patient-focused care to all individuals that attend the Ophthalmology Offices.   This results-oriented individual will insure that all day-to-day clinic activities run smoothly, by working collaboratively with the office and diagnostic services personnel. This is a unique opportunity for the program as this position entails working alongside the St. Michael's Hospital retinal ophthalmologists in managing their patients.



  • Perform patient workups and report results to physician. Patient workups include: patient history, measuring near and/or far visual acuity, pupillary assessment, lensometry and intra-ocular pressure measurement by applanation tonometry or tonopen. The candidate may also be required to perform ocular ultrasonography  ( B scans), Amsler-grid tests and Ocular Coherence Tomography ( OCT ) tests.
  • Explain purpose and procedures for tests to patients.
  • Document test results.
  • Maintain patient records.
  • Maintain safe and therapeutic work environment.
  • Complete basic instrument and equipment maintenance; identification of problems and arrangement of repairs.
  • Order supplies and help to maintain equipment, e.g., clean lenses, change bulbs, etc. and assist in the arrangement of servicing when necessary.
  • Provide optimum patient care, along with patient education, and demonstrate a professional manner in the work setting.
  • Research responsibilities include participating in research protocols in collaboration with the Ophthalmologist.
  • Attend conferences and seminars to improve skills, remain current and learn of new techniques and equipment.
  • Office duties as necessary, i.e. pulling and filing charts, answering phones.



  • Graduate of a post-secondary Ophthalmic Assistant program.
  • Minimum of two (2) years recent ophthalmic experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and prioritize work.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent computer knowledge and experience.
  • Demonstrated excellent customer/patient service.
  • Excellent record of attendance and puncutality.
  • Flexible work hours required (early and/or late start times).