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Position Title: Orthoptist
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Fixed Term, 0.8 - 1.0 FTE
Date Posted: 04/10/2017
Application Closing Date: 18/10/2017 11PM
Job #: 054035c
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Dunedin Hospital


  • 12 month fixed-term contract
  • 0.8-1.0 FTE (32-40 Hours per week)
  • District based role


The Ophthalmology Service at Dunedin and Southland Hospitals, Southern DHB, is looking for an enthusiastic Orthoptist to join our team for fixed term period of up to 12 months. Our service embraces a multi-disciplinary team based approach to provide optimal patient care and the orthoptist’s role is an integral component of this team. 


The Orthoptist role involves a wide range of orthoptic investigations, including paediatric/adult strabismus and ocular motility disorders.  Whilst you will be based primarily at Dunedin hospital, this role includes providing regular Orthoptic services at both the Dunedin and Invercargill Hospitals, with travel being provided.


You will be working in a very busy environment liaising with relevant health care professionals, clients and whanau, with a high standard of interpersonal and communication being essential along with sound time management.  This position is suitable for an experienced orthoptist with current expertise in paediatric and adult orthoptic assessment, treatment techniques and protocols essential.


The person we are looking for will demonstrate a drive for achieving excellence through the application of evidence-based clinical practice and expertise and will thrive working in a busy environment. 

You will be working autonomously, as well as collaborating and consulting with the other members of the ophthalmology team to fulfil our patient focused team oriented approach.


Closing Date: Wednesday, 18 October 2017


For further information please contact Kylie Edwards, Recruitment Advisor – Surgical Directorate Phone: (03) 470 9571 or Email:

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