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Position Details
Reference Number 57783
Position Title Rural Orthopist Outback Eye Service
Employment Status Temporary Full Time (up to 01/02/2013)
Entity South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Geographical Location Randwick
Award Classification NSW Health Service Health Professionals (State) Award - Orthoptist Level 2
NSW Health Service Health Professionals (State) Award - Orthoptist Level 1
Salary $1,015.50 - $1,471.20
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position

The Outback Eye Service is a Commonwealth funded eye service, working with a team comprising of two ophthalmic nurses, Aboriginal eye health worker,Ophthalmologists, Registrars and Optometrists.

This service is based at Prince of Wales Hospital and delivers clinical and surgical eye services to the communities in and around the towns of Bourke, Brewarrina, Walgett, Lightning Ridge and Cobar.



Orthoptist required to assist the Outback Eye Service in delivering clinical and surgical services to Bourke, Brewarrina, Cobar, Broken Hill, Walgett and Lightning Ridge.

The services is based at Prince of Wales Hospital Randwick Sydney NSW. The position requires extensive travel to western NSW.  

Selection Criteria Graduated with Diploma or Bachelor of Applied Science (Orthopics) or Master in Orthoptics or equivalent

Ability to perform adult visual acuity/paediatric visual/ orthopic assessment and treatment/vetomy/perimetry/colour vision testing/keratometry.

Committed to and demonstrated understanding of principles of Aboriginal culture.

Demonstrated extensive involvement in professial eye care

Willingness to spent extended time in western NSW

Willingness to travel on small aircraft to country destinations

Willingness to work in a team enviroment with Ophthalmologists, Registrars, Optometrists, Aboriginal Health workers and local staff in country hospitals and staff in the Department of Ophthalmology.

Willingness to learn about the broader issues on eye care in NSW and Australia
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check
Contact Person Joanna Barton
Contact Number 0418322705
Contact Email joanna.barton@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au
Closing Date 22/01/2012
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view