Term: 1 Year
The School of Optometry and Vision Science provides a clinical facility for the education of Optometry undergraduates and residents at the University of Waterloo. In addition, it provides comprehensive optometric service to the general public, including special populations through in-house and external patient care. Approximately 180 third and fourth year students are rotated through the various areas of the Optometry Clinic (including the satellite clinic) each academic year with approximately 20,000 patients seen annually.
Responsibility ranges from answering phones, booking appointments and verifying patient information to assisting with tasks that promote quality patient care and ensure the smooth operation of the clinic. The Optometry Clinic (including the satellite clinic) is a computerized environment, using an electronic scheduling, billing and medical records systems.
The incumbent works within a team and may be assigned responsibility for various tasks related to the provision of optometric patient care. The incumbent will have frequent contact with optometrists, opticians, patients and optometry students. The incumbent will be designated specific assignments but can be expected to rotate assignments as needed. The incumbent must adhere to PHIPPA and FIPPA legislation.
This role is contingent on funding.
Support Clinic Staff, Optometrists and Students