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Licensed Optician - noun - def. Regulated vision care professionals who follow the highest standard of care and are extensively trained to understand your daily vision needs to dispense eyewear that best suits your health and lifestyle. Licensed Opticians follow a Code of Ethics and are held professionally accountable for their products and services. 

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Continuing Competency Program - development of a new continuing competency program focused on directed learning to ensure opticians are learning and meeting continuing competencies. Read more

Public Awareness - the College supports a public awareness campaign initiative with the best interest of serving and protecting the public by educating them on opticians - what they do, when to see an Optician, and the difference seeing an Optician can make to one's vision. Read more

Vision Screening Advanced Practice - community vision screening is an active method of identifying people that need vision care. The first cohort of Opticians have been trained in community vision screening. Read more

Senior Sight - to ensure Opticians are prepared to meet the vision care needs of the aging demographic, stakeholders across British Columbia will be surveyed at upcoming district meetings. Read more
Notice of Proposed Bylaw Amendments
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May 15, 2015 | Jtorres
The Board of the College of Opticians of BC (COBC) proposes to amend the COBC’s Bylaws to allow electronic voting and to allow the conduct of COBC business over electronic methods.
The Board of the College of Opticians of BC (COBC) proposes to amend the COBC’s Bylaws to allow electronic voting and to allow the conduct of COBC business over electronic methods.

Notice of the proposed bylaw amendments is provided to the Minister of Health, the public, and other interested shareholders as required by section 19(6.2) of the Health Professions Act.

Please click the link for the proposed bylaw changes, including the “track changes” version.
Registration Administrator Position
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May 13, 2015 |
Registration Administrator Position Job Type: 12 months, full-time contract Salary: Based on experience Number of Positions Open: 1 Start Date of Employment: Negotiable Deadline: August 3, 2015 Website Address: www.cobc.ca The College of Opticians of British Columbia (the "College") is the health regulatory body for all Opticians in BC. The College is responsible for regulating Opticianry in the public interest and ensuring that Opticians are providing competent and effective care to help people achieve better vision. The Registration Administrator position is a good opportunity to gain experience in professional nonprofit and healthcare administration, specializing in the field of health profession regulation. The Registration Administrator is responsible for providing administrative support to the office and the Registrar.
Registration Administrator Position Job Type: 12 months, full-time contract Salary: Based on experience Number of Positions Open: 1 Start Date of Employment: Negotiable. Deadline August 3, 2015 Website Address: www.cobc.ca The College of Opticians of British Columbia (the "College") is the health regulatory body for all Opticians in BC. The College is responsible for regulating Opticianry in the public interest and ensuring that Opticians are providing competent and effective care to help people achieve better vision. The Registration Administrator position is a good opportunity to gain experience in professional nonprofit and healthcare administration, specializing in the field of health profession regulation. The Registration Administrator is responsible for providing administrative support to the office and the Registrar through the following responsibilities (including but not limited to): Registration Committee • Providing administrative support for Registration Committee, including agendas, minutes, reports, program development and member orientation • Administration of the registration files of registrants • Responding to enquiries regarding registration processes and procedures • Providing administrative and logistical support for national examinations • Facilitating the Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR) process for applicants Preparing quarterly reports to the Board on the registration committee's progress • Data management of registrant profiles Office Administration • General reception and office duties • Accounting responsibilities including bookkeeping and cost efficiency tracking • Other administrative and support responsibilities as required In addition, you will assist in the administration of the College through writing letters, reports, policy research, and website management. The COBC is dedicated to training and equipping you in the field of professional non-profit and healthcare administration. Qualifications: • Undergraduate degree (new graduates are encouraged to apply) • Strong analytical skills and the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks • Excellent computer software skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office and database applications • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Ability to prioritize, organize and problem-solve • Attention to detail • Self-starter who works independently without supervision • Professional and service-oriented • Interest in health legislation and regulation • Knowledge of accounting systems and bookkeeping would be an asset • CMS knowledge is an asset • Committee experience would be an asset Contact Information: Please direct enquiries, resumes, and cover letters with salary expectation* to: Megan Ryland Registration Administrator recruitment at cobc dot ca *Applications that do not indicate a desired salary will not be reviewed


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