Seeking FT or PT optometrist for Mobile Eye Clinic in Ottawa

Who we are:

The Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) is a not-for-profit organization that serves Canadians who are blind, deaf-blind or vision impaired.  Founded in 1944, the CCB works to improve the quality of life for persons with vision loss through awareness, peer mentoring, socializing, sports, advocacy, health promotion and illness prevention. The national office is located in Ottawa, and has over 70 chapters across Canada. The CCB is the largest membership based organization for the blind in Canada and is known as the Voice of the Blind™.
Our primary initiative, Mobile Eye Clinics (MEC), brings licensed optometrists directly to schools and senior residences to conduct eye exams for both children and seniors.
MEC offers a convenient, efficient, and effective way to examine a large number of students and seniors. By administering more eye exams, we can identify and address vision problems more effectively.
Job Description
The Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) in Ottawa is seeking optometrists to join its Mobile Eye Clinic (MEC) program. This opportunity guarantees a patient base and provides an annual income. It’s an excellent chance for recent optometry graduates to gain experience without needing to invest in startup costs. We can also offer a flexible schedule to ensure work-life balance. If you’re seeking an engaging and fulfilling opportunity, this is the perfect fit!
Required Skills:
• Completion of a bachelor’s degree and a 4-year optometry program. Must be registered with the College of Optometrists of Ontario.
• Strong communication skills, especially with children and seniors.
• Detail-oriented with the ability to manage patients’ stress during exams.
• Willingness to work at various locations on a predetermined schedule.
Job duties:
• Conduct comprehensive eye exams for children, adults, and seniors at different locations across Ottawa and surrounding regions.
• Record exam findings accurately in the electronic health records system.
• Communicate exam results to parents/guardians via phone calls as needed.
• Issue referrals to specialists for further assessments when necessary.

The Optometrist will be responsible to bill their own OHIP and maintain patient records in accordance with the college regulations.

This role offers a chance to work with diverse patient demographics while contributing to the community’s eye health.
Start Date: TBD
Where to Apply: Amanda, Mobile Eye Clinic (MEC) Administrator, T. (613) 567-0311 ext. 505, F. (613) 567-2728, E. mec@ccbnational.net

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