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Orthoptist Toronto

Nova Scotia Health Authority

Nova Scotia Health Authority Toronto Canada

4 months ago

Req ID: 119069

Location: Eastern Zone, Cape Breton Regional Hospital

Company: NSHA

Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Union Status: Healthcare UNIFOR

Posting Closing Date: 10-Jan-22

Nova Scotia Health (NSH) is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.

NSH employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful... province. We believe there’s a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an NSH role means you’ll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.


The orthoptist is responsible for the assessment, evaluation, identification, diagnosis, and nonsurgical treatment of disorders of binocular vision, visual development, and ocular motility for the purpose of improving or restoring function. Tests include, but are not limited to: identification and quantification of strabismus, visual acuity testing, stereoacuity testing, colour vision assessment, Hess Screen evaluations, oculomotor motility, and prism adaptation. Pediatric and adult orthoptic patients will be seen by referral from an ophthalmologist or neurologist only. (Pediatric Screening patients may be referred by family physicians, Nurse Practitioners, or pediatricians.) Reports and summaries of findings, including diagnosis and recommendations, will be sent to referring physicians. Orthoptic treatment will be initiated and carried out as required. The orthoptist has a major role in patient/family instruction and minor role in the instruction of public health nurses.

• Graduate of an accredited Orthoptics/Ophthalmic Medical Technologists program
• Certification as an orthoptist by the Canadian Orthoptic Council
• Excellent organizational, time management, stress management, communication and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated ability to set priorities and work independently
• Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

Hours of Work
• Permanent, Full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly

Salary Information

$32.5213 - $41.0669 hourly

Once You’ve Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Some opportunities may be eligible for our Employee Referral Program. If a Nova Scotia Health employee refers a candidate who is not working for the organization and the candidate is hired, the employee who made the referral may be eligible to earn up to $1000. For more details and instructions, please visit please visit Recruitment - Incentives

As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021.

Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians, People of Colour, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ and Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy
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