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Sudbury, ON - Ophthalmic Assistant (Nurse, Paramedic, Allied Health Care Professional)

The Medical Mobile Eye Care Unit, known as the Eye Van, is a unique health service in partnership with the Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (Ontario's Ophthalmologists), a section of the Ontario Medical Association. The program was established in 1972.

The Eye Van is a fully equipped, medical mobile eye-care clinic on wheels that travels more than 6,000 kilometres annually to provide service in Northern Ontario. With a commitment from more than 25 ophthalmologists, the Eye Van serves approximately 4,500 patients.

The Eye Van offers the opportunity to work for a health care program that changes people's lives; one that provides patient-centered care, and values employees as its greatest asset.

We offer competitive salaries and benefits, flexible schedules, and opportunities to grow.


Date:        Feb 12, 2020

Job Title: Ophthalmic Assistant (Nurse, Paramedic, Allied Health Care Professional)

Term:       Contract 1 year (Renewable) with Benefits, Vacation

Location: Sudbury, ON – Northern Ontario

I. Scope and Summary of Primary Responsibilities

In covering a broad range of duties, this position is responsible for the onsite operation of the Medical Mobile Eye Care Unit (Eye Van) throughout Northern Ontario. The role includes, and is not limited to, patient care, working with Ophthalmologists, conducting health screening, operating medical equipment, collaborating with medical professionals, engaging community partners, and supporting clinical operations related to the program. Travel is required throughout Northern Ontario. 

II. Essential Functions

This position entails, but is not limited to the following general responsibilities:

  • Conducts intake of patients, documents patient history, identifies concerns and informs patient of tests and procedures as part of the examination and procedures
  • Provides health education for prevention of eye disease and supports patient referrals to Vision Loss Rehabilitation and CNIB Foundation
  • Performs tests and screening as per program guidelines, use of medical equipment, and assisting with minor surgical procedures and laser treatments as designated by ophthalmologist
  • Understands and coordinates pharmaceutical products and medical prescriptions
  • Prepares and sterilizes medical/surgical instruments following set protocols
  • Ensures safe operation of all medical equipment and unit mechanics; follows guidelines for set up and take down in preparation for and completion of clinics
  • Collaborates with a team that includes staff, ophthalmologists, community health care professionals, diabetes education programs and other partners to ensure quality patient care
  • Utilize computer technology including medial software, various computer programs
  • Completes reports related to patient care and health and safety

III. Experience and Education:

  • RPN/RN/Ophthalmic Assistant/Technician/Paramedic
  • Experience is preferred, but willing to train the right candidate
  • Valid driver's license

IV. Work Environment:

  • Friendly, educational, collaborative, and rewarding atmosphere.
  • Extensive travel within Northern Ontario between April and October
  • Monday-Friday, including some weekend work
  • Ability to work and thrive in a physical and fast-paced environment

Closing Date for Applications: February 28, 2020

Please Send the cover letter and resume to: lisa.obonsawin@cnib.ca and quote the job title in the subject line. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted For more information about the Medical Mobile Eye Care program, please visit www.cnib.ca or call 1-888-675-2468 ext. 5446.
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