Optometrist required in Central Asia
A non-profit organization where expatriate professionals serve in partnership with local staff to build capacity in the sectors of health and development, working together in hope, for the welfare of the people of the country.
This person will assist in the continued development and implementation of the existing programme for ophthalmic technicians and in eye hospital sites. S/He will assist the project staff to maintain high standards of ophthalmic care in regard to clinical practices and procedures in outpatient clinics. S/He will progress the technicians' professional development, training, and accreditation program through supervision, direction and discipline of medical staff. S/He will give advice on purchases, personnel, procedures and administrative issues as needed.
S/He is an accredited optometrist, a highly motivated independent worker and thinker, who is still a team player, a self-starter able to teach theory and demonstrate clinical principals/procedures. S/He is a â€œpeople personâ€ with good relational and communication skills, who is able to encourage and motivate others. S/He is able to work in cooperation with, and learn from, national staff/authorities, as well as expatriates from various cultural and professional backgrounds. S/He is able to follow through; likes a challenge; has good organizational skills. S/He is willing to work in, live in, and travel to underdeveloped areas of the country.
*Australian citizens and/or residents only