Opthalmology departement, Arendal

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Our Opthalmology department is situated on the Southeast coast of Norway in the city of Arendal. Arendal`s history dates back to the 16th century when it was established as one of Norway’s important centers for shipping, shipbuilding, mining, timber and iron trade. Arendal was recognized as a major shipping center with many wealthy ship owners who contributed to the city`s architectural appearance. Arendal is famous for it’s small white houses with small picked fences close to the sea. This together with Arendal`s beautiful archipelago has made Arendal one of Norway’s most attractive places to spend leisure time and houses many cottages.
Today Arendal is a city with approximately 50000 inhabitants. Its center for many cultural festivals during the summer period and can offer leisure activities like windsurfing, sailing, kayaking. Agder municipality can offer a wide range of winter sport activities with great mountains for trekking, cross-country or downhill skiing in the winter.

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Sørlandet Hospital`s eye department serves as an emergency department for the whole municipality, conducts eye treatment and eye surgery at one location namely Arendal. The Department of Ophthalmology has a retina clinic for medical treatment of retinal disorders, a modern and well-equipped ophthalmology outpatient clinic, 2 surgical wards and a femtosecond laser for cataract surgery. 

Our departement has 10 Senior Consultants, 5 resident doctors, 5 optometrists. We have two operating theaters (OR) and are conducting a wide range of operative treatments including strabismus surgery. In 2018 we opened a brand new children’s department where you can engage and work in interdisciplinary teams around each case, in close collaberation with doctors, opticans and nurses. 

We are currently seeking:  Full time permanent Orthoptist (37,5 hour/week)

Work in our child friendly well-equipped clinic : Watch our Video

Send your application by clicking Apply for position or send a e-mail to hanne.berg.gilbo@sshf.no.

Sørlandet Hospital would like our employees to reflect the diversity of the population, and therefore encourage all qualified applicants to apply for the position, regardless of gender, age, disability, or national or ethnic background.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Work in a team with an optician and ophthalmologist
  • Orthoptic examinations including Hess Screen Test and Synoptophore
  • Strabismus – pre- and post-operative assessments
  • Amblyopia – assessment and follow-up
  • Neuro-ophthalmic examinations
  • Vision field examinations 
  • Bachelor degree as orthoptist or optometry
  • Special interest for children and pediatric ophalmology
  • Previous experience with pediatric opthalmolgy highly emphasized
Personal qualities
  • Motivated with a strong interest in the profession
  • Can clearly communicate with patients and colleagues
  • Ability to contribute to a positive professional and collegial environment
  • Strong professional evaluation skills, indepenant and structured
  • Good cooperation skills and personal suitability is emphasized
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Flexible and solution-oriented
We can offer
  • The opportunity to be part of a treatment team at the Department of Ophthalmology and an important teammate in our paediatric ophthalmology team (ophthalmologist, optician and orthoptist)
  • A broad range of challenging work tasks
  • Involvement in a developing department
  • Professional and personal development
  • Good working environment, where engagement and constructive input is appreciated
  • We at the eye department can help you find your place of residence
  • Work hours are currently Monday – Friday, 08:00 – 15:30
  • Competitive salary and flexible holidays
  • We can assist in procuring a Norwegian language course, if necessary

Hanne Berg Gilbo, Head Of Department & Senior Consultant, +47 37 01 49 05, hanne.berg.gilbo@sshf.no

Karl-Henrik Reinertsen, Senior Consultant, +47 37 01 49 05

Åse Christine Tingstveit Håverstad, Staff Advisor, +47 37 01 41 97, Ase.Christine.Tingstveit.Haverstad@sshf.no

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Application deadline:
January 22. 2023


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Sørlandet Hospital is the largest specialist company in the Agder counties, with more than 7000 employees distributed across different locations. We provide specialist health care services in the field of physical and mental health, in addition to substance abuse treatment. We also provide education and training for health care professionals, conduct research and teach patients and their families.

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