Ophthalmology Technician - Ambulatory Ophthalmology

Hamilton ON
Hamilton Health Sciences
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Ophthalmology Technician - Ambulatory Ophthalmology

Job Number: 113482
Location: McMaster Children's Hospital
Status: Regular Full-time
Hours per week: 37.5 hours
Salary: $27.19 - $34.86 Hourly

Unit Summary
Step into a job that opens countless doors. As one of Canada's largest and most diverse hospitals, we're providing advanced care to people of all ages from across the province. You can explore advancement opportunities, take professional development courses, and stretch yourself as a leader, all at HHS. We are the largest employer in the greater Hamilton region, and play a vital role in training the next generation of health professionals in collaboration with our academic partners, including McMaster University and Mohawk College. Hamilton Health Sciences is a hospital system of 18,000 staff, physicians, researchers and volunteers that proudly serves south central Ontario residents. We also provide specialized, advanced care to people from across the province.
McMaster Children’s Hospital, located in Hamilton’s west-end, is the second largest children’s hospital in Canada. We are home to the fastest-growing kids-only emergency department in Ontario, one of Canada’s most advanced neonatal intensive care units, and a range of programs and clinics with unique expertise in a number of areas including children’s cancer, digestive diseases, and mental health.

Position Summary

The Ophthalmology Clinic provides a fast-paced ophthalmic care to pediatrics and subspecialty neonatal clinics within the McMaster Children's Hospital. The Ophthalmic Technician performs duties on neonatal, pediatric, and adult patients, supporting several ophthalmologists and orthoptists. The technician will perform independent testing of clients for various vision tests, as well as provide appropriate supervision and maintenance of ophthalmology equipment.

Schedule Work Hours
Monday to Friday; days. Evening and weekends may be required.


• Ophthalmic Technician Certificate from an accredited academic institution
• International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) certification preferred
• Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certificate
• Preferred previous experience in an ophthalmologist office or hospital setting as an Ophthalmic Technician or Orthoptist
• Preferred previous experience working with pediatric population
• Demonstrated experience and competence with the following equipment: Humphrey Visual Field, OCT Fundus photography, ERG, VEP, Pachymeter, I-care and Auto Refractor.
• International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) certification preferred
• Demonstrated computer experience
• Demonstrated knowledge in assisting physicians with vision, pressures, history taking and neutralizing glasses
• Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology
• Demonstrates teaching skills required to provide patient education
• Demonstrated ability to assist in minor procedures related to the eye clinic
• Demonstrated ability and willingness to learn new equipment
• Demonstrates effective communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills within an interdisciplinary team
• Effective problem solving abilities
• Promotion of a safe work environment and adherence to regulated safety activities
• Commitment to Hamilton Health Sciences mission, vision and values
As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.
To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.
Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Operations at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.
This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment. Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset
If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement
Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement
Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement
Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement
Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement

Application Instructions

Please email your application to heimbuch@HHSC.CA.

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