Clinic Orthoptist

Sydney, Australia
$73K p.a pro rata plus superannuation
07 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Fantastic opportunity for a Clinic Orthoptist to ensure efficient and effective delivery of orthoptic services at the Save Sight Institute Clinic
  • Located at Sydney Eye Hospital
  • Fixed Term, part-time 0.4FTE-0.8FTE (2-4 days per week negotiable) for 12 months and base salary $73K p.a pro rata plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

The SSI Clinic Orthoptist will be working as a member of a team, reporting to the Clinic Manager and working with other clinic members to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of orthoptic services at the Save Sight Institute Clinic. The position provides general orthoptic services, support for intravitreal injection and other clinics delivered collaboratively with the Sydney Eye Hospital.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for part-time Clinical Orthoptist who possesses the following:

  • Tertiary qualifications in orthoptics and registration with the Orthoptic Board of Australia; Membership of and participation in a professional group e.g. Orthoptic Association of Australia highly regarded
  • sound organisational/multitasking skills and the ability to manage competing priorities and to meet deadlines in a busy environment
  • demonstrated excellent communication skills and ability to interact effectively with a broad range of people including clinicians, the elderly and those with a visual disability
  • good written language and competency with administrative tasks including managing paperwork associated with intravitreal injections

The successful candidate will have up to date clinical and technical experience including: Knowledge of and experience in the Australian healthcare system; current experience setting up for and assisting with intravitreal injections; understanding of aseptic techniques; experience with FFA’s is desirable

About us

The Save Sight Institute was established in 1985 and has grown to be one of the top three ophthalmic research institutes in Australia.  It is internationally recognised as a centre of innovative research into ophthalmology and as a centre of excellence for clinical research, learning and teaching.  Ophthalmology is a highly specialised area of clinical medicine and science and the Save Sight Institute has gathered together a critical mass of clinicians, researchers, equipment and technology which is unique within the University of Sydney. 

Through the Discipline of Clinical Ophthalmology and Eye Health, the SSI offers graduate programs for trainees specialising in ophthalmology for Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. The Discipline also coordinates undergraduate training in ophthalmology in the teaching hospitals of the University of Sydney, takes graduate candidates for degrees by thesis and offers a variety of Graduate Diploma & Masters courses. It has a strong clinical base at Sydney Eye Hospital and Westmead Hospital with access to related diagnostic and therapeutic equipment.

The SSI has well equipped laboratories onsite with a number of groups conducting wet-lab research across the range of ophthalmic areas. Extensive clinical (dry-lab) research, both pharmaceutical company sponsored and investigator initiated is also undertaken.

The SSI Clinic provides specialist clinical services across the spectrum of ophthalmic conditions, with a focus on rare and unusual conditions, specialist investigations, research and education. The Clinic provides the public face for the ophthalmic skills of the academic department of The University of Sydney. Working closely with the Sydney Eye Hospital, the SSI Clinic provides expertise in the use of novel ophthalmic diagnostic instruments and techniques for the benefits of patients and the community. As a tertiary referral centre, SSI sees many of the most severe and complex eye disorders, with patients travelling from throughout NSW and the ACT, and sometimes from interstate.

The Clinic Orthoptist provides high quality clinical orthoptic services with a patient education focus, working with other SSI clinic team members and hospital staff to ensure that clinic outcomes are met. New graduates will be mentored and given the opportunity to acquire training in new techniques and equipment.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 2055/1018F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm Tuesday 20 November 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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