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February

Job Title : Senior Optometrist

STATE GOVERNMENT OF WA - Perth, WA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

This is a Permanent Part Time and/or Fixed Term Part Time appointment at 30.4 hrs per f/n, (with the possibility of extension(s) and/or permanency).

EMHS is committed to ensuring that our services are delivered by people who are representative of the diverse communities we assist.

We wholly embrace diversity and inclusion and encourage people to work with us from all ages, races, genders, religions, sexual orientations, family responsibilities or other characteristics, including Aboriginal people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, individuals with a diverse sexuality or gender or bodily diversity, and people with disability.

WA Health is committed to growing the Aboriginal workforce as a part of WA Health’s Aboriginal Workforce Policy. As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility to Apply: Australian citizenship or permanent residency is an essential requirement for applicants to be considered for permanent positions in the public sector.

Other Conditions: WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process. Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.

This position is subject to a Western Australian Working With Children (WWC) Check. For further information please refer to the WWC website at:https://workingwithchildren.wa.gov.au

Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies throughout the health service. In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised vacancy, then the next most suitable applicant may also be selected from this process. Both of these options remain valid for a period of six (6) months from when the authorised delegate endorses the recruitment decision.

Position Profile: The Senior Optometristas part of a multidisciplinary team plans, implements, coordinates and evaluates Optometry services in the clinical specialty area using advanced optometric clinical practice skills. The successful applicant plans, implements and evaluates patient safety and quality of care. Supervised by ophthalmic staff. Supervises support staff in the unit/clinical area, coordinates duties and manages performance. The role practices as a Senior Optometrist for patients with complex needs and ensures practice is in accordance to the Optometrist Board of Australia Code of Conduct, the Australian Health Professionals Registration (AHPRA) Standards and EMHS policies and guidelines.
 
Area Profile: Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) is Perth’s inner city, tertiary adult hospital and part of the Royal Perth Bentley Group. Home to the State Major Adult Trauma Service, RPH offers tertiary-level emergency medicine, mental health, complex and elective surgical care, and specialist medical services. It is also a premier teaching hospital and contributes to innovation and excellence in medical research and patient care. 

Bentley Health Service (BHS) is a specialist hospital located 11km from the Perth CBD and forms part of the Royal Perth Bentley Group. BHS provides quality healthcare to the community, specialising in the delivery of mental health care, aged care services, obstetrics, and rehabilitation.
 
Employee Benefits: Our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):

  • Professional Development Opportunities and Study leave/assistance.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Flexible leave arrangements.
  • Other professional and location based allowances.
  • For information on superannuation click here

Selection Criteria: Please see the attached Job Description Form (available online at www.jobs.health.wa.gov.au). 
 
For Further Job Related Information: We encourage you to contact Jean-Louis Desousa on 08 9224 2326.

If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact Employee Services on 13 44 77 for immediate assistance during business hours. 

Application Instructions:Applicants are requested to apply online (www.jobs.health.wa.gov.au). 

Referees: It is preferable for your referee to be a current supervisor or manager.

Applicants are advised to write a covering letter outlining their suitability for this position, write a statement addressing the selection criteria and provide a detailed curriculum vitae which summarises your experience and how you are able to meet the position requirements. These documents should be complete and ready to attach prior to applying online. Please ensure you allow sufficient time to complete the online application process as you will be required to answer various questions and attach your documentation.

Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on, or after, 4:00pm will not be accepted. 

LATE OR EMAIL APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.