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Sudbury ON - Program Assistant/Driver, Medical Mobile Eye Care Unit

​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, and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. 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 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.

For more information about the Medical Mobile Eye Care program, please visit or call 1-888-675-2468 ext. 5446.

Date:                   February 12th, 2019
Position Title:    Program Assistant/Driver, Medical Mobile Eye Care Unit (Eye Van)
Location:            Northern Ontario (main office Sudbury)
                  Renewable Contract w/ Benefits & Vacation


Scope and Summary of Primary Responsibilities

In covering a broad range of duties, this position is part of a team 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, driving the Eye Van to locations, set up and maintenance of Eye Van, supporting volunteers, preforming activities to support patient care, engaging and communicating with community partners, and travel. 

Essential Functions

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

  • Performs tasks related to pre-and post Eye Van Tour including, but not limited to, reviewing procedures and guidelines for truck and trailer operations.
  • Responsible for inspecting truck and trailer as per driver guidelines and obeying traffic laws.
  • Completes all related documents related to driving the unit according to the highway traffic act.
  • Identifies issues related to the truck and trailer to manager and coordinates repairs.
  • Review, create, and revise safe processes for the set up and dismantling of the Eye Van including interior equipment.
  • Coordinate preventative maintenance during and after the tour for the exterior an interior of the unit.
  • Identifies and prepares an inventory of supplies and equipment related to the truck and trailer. Follows maintenance schedule; identifies and reports all incidents and maintenance concerns to Manager to ensure unit and equipment are in good mechanical operation.
  • Supports the set up of the systems to ensure connection to technology related to the internet, intranet, and cellular set up.
  • Contributes to patient centered care including but not limited to assisting patients with mobility devises on the lift, guiding patients to appropriate tests, and responding to inquiries regarding the program.
  • Participates in training to coordinate and monitor patients required to complete a visual field test.
  • Collaborates with a team that includes CNIB staff and volunteers, ophthalmologists, community health care professionals, and other partners.
  • Participates in public relations activities including liaising with local service clubs, volunteers, the public, and local maintenance businesses.
  • Supports and actively provides orientation and training to volunteers, and community partners working with the program.
  • Provides ongoing feedback for continuous quality improvement of the program.
  • Completes various administrative duties as required (expense reports, time sheets, town evaluations, etc.).


 Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Demonstrates an understanding of driving large vehicles
  • Possesses skills related to maintenance of vehicles, equipment, and technology
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • Possesses strong interpersonal, communication, conflict resolution and diplomacy skills.

Experience and Education:

  • High school diploma
  • Experience as an AZ Driver is an asset
  • Must have valid Ontario driver's license and provide a Driver's Abstract
  • Ability and interest to travel from April to November inclusive

Closing Date for Applications: February 28th, 2019

Please Send the cover letter and resume to: and quote the job title in the subject line.

VLRC strives to establish and maintain an inclusive workplace and believes that the diversity of our workforce is an invaluable asset. VLRC is committed to following recruitment and selection practices based on merit, transparency, accessibility and inclusion ensuring that all candidates are given a fair opportunity for employment with VLRC.

To help ensure that this commitment is met, VLRC is committed to working with all candidates that require an accommodation. If you require an accommodation, please let us know what accommodation you require and VLRC will work with you to meet your needs at every stage of the recruitment and selection process.

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to pass a standard Criminal Record Check.

We thank all applicants for their interest in VLRC, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.