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Position Title: Health Care Assistant - Ophthalmology Outpatients
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.5 FTE
Date Posted: 23/02/2021
Application Closing Date: 03/03/2021 11PM
Job #: 065268
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Healthcare Assistant – Ophthalmology Outpatients

Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent opportunity
  • 0.5 FTE (20 hours per week)

Our Eye department at Dunedin hospital is a busy service, and we require another Health Care Assistant to join our team. You will work alongside 3 Health care assistants who are committed to making a positive impact on the patient experience. That someone could be you! Ideally, you will have some form of ophthalmology experience, but it is not a deal breaker if you do not, as full orientation will be given to the successful applicant.


About the Role

Our Ophthalmology Outpatients Department offers a highly varied workload and the opportunity to work alongside multi-disciplinary teams. In this busy role you’ll assist with the care of Ophthalmology patients of all age groups with a variety of tasks to ensure the eye clinics run smoothly by assisting patients around the department, including:

  • Supporting our nurses and other members of the health care team
  • Patient supervision and/or movement
  • Stock reconciliation
  • Note preparation for clinics
  • Preparation for injection clinics

This position is 20 hours a week generally with set hours, however, as part of the initial orientation period there may be opportunity to increase up to fulltime hours to allow for thorough training and handover. The department will also require some flexibility from you to work different hours some weeks to cover leave or when the department is exceptionally busy. Occasional weekend work may be required at times.


About You

Our ideal candidate will already have experience in an Ophthalmology focussed area and will be able to undertake vision testing. There is also potential to work towards an extended scope of practice that will include the administration of eye drops. Therefore, it is essential that you have a willingness to expand your skill set in this particular discipline, ensuring your role is interesting, unique and diverse. It is also important that you have great communication skills and a calm and patient nature.


Closing Date: Wednesday 3 March 2021

Please note we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and if necessary withdraw the advertising at any time. If you are interested in this position, please do not delay! For further information please contact Jeanie Winter, Recruitment Advisor – Surgical Services & Radiology Directorate Phone: (03) 470 9571 or Email:

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