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Ophthalmic Assistant

Requisition ID: 148642 

Position Number: 20011569

Posting End Date: October 23, 2020

City: Winnipeg

Site: Health Sciences Centre

Department / Unit: Ophthalmology Dept Allied Health 

Job Stream: Clinical Support 

Union: CUPE-1550(204)

Anticipated Start Date: 10/26/2020 

FTE: 1.00 

Anticipated Shift: Days 

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 1950 

Salary: $18.515, $19.071, $19.643, $20.231, $20.839, $21.464


Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.

Position Overview

The incumbent is responsible for organization of the clinic including:  ensuring the smooth flow of patient and clerical activity; liaising with referring physicians, hospital departments, nurses and patients in the clinic; coordinating pre-op testing and surgeries; assisting with minor surgical procedures and patient education pre and post operatively; administering medications (under direct physician supervision); pre-screening triage patients and performing tests; maintaining and calibrating equipment; and ordering pharmaceutical stock and office supplies.

  • A minimum of six months related experience in a clinical environment is required.  
  • Previous experience working with children in ophthalmology preferred. 
Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)
  • Complete high school education, Manitoba standards, required.  

  • Successful completion of an Ophthalmic Assistant course (institutional or home study) recognized by the Joint Commission on Allied Personnel in Ophthalmology is required or must be attained within one year of hire. 

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Qualifications and Skills
  • Preference will be given to those applicants competent in an Indigenous language and/or knowledge in Indigenous customs, traditions and values.
  • Typing 50 wpm required.  

  • Medical terminology (75% pass mark) required.  

  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office Word) required.

  • Knowledge of clinical optics, ocular motility, visual field testing and ocular pharmacology preferred.  
  • Must have excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal and decision making skills.
  • Must be able to function independently and communicate effectively with all levels of staff.
Physical Requirements
  • Must be able to multitask and function well in a high paced environment.

The Collective Agreement this position is covered under, is identified by the Union noted above.  As a result of The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act, the bargaining agent for this position may differ from the Union identified.  In the event you have any questions, please contact your site Human Resources Department.


We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.


Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.


Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.