Optometry Talks: podcast series by Optometry NSW/ACT

Essential listening for the optometry profession

Are you getting the best out of your career? Each episode of Optometry Talks is jam-packed with advice and updates from the experts on everything related to being an optometrist in Australia today.

Optometry Talks podcast
Optometry Talks podcast series

Episode 1 - Navigating the locum space

Ever thought about becoming a locum optometrist and didn’t know where to start? Audrey Molloy talks to ONSW/ACT CEO Andrew McKinnon about locum work

Episode 1 - Navigating the locum spaceEpisode 1 - Navigating the locum space

Episode 2 - Help: I’ve just been audited by Medicare

Just been audited by Medicare? Looking for guidance on how to avoid audit? (Paula Katalinic and Andrew McKinnon)

Episode 2 - Help: I’ve just been audited by MedicareEpisode 2 - Help: I’ve just been audited by Medicare

Episode 3 - Taking a career break

If you’re on a break from your optometry career, this post is essential reading.

Episode 3 - Taking a career breakEpisode 3 - Taking a career break

Episode 4 - Seven crucial steps to starting out in optometry

If you’re just about to start work as an optometrist in Australia, now is the time to get organised.

Episode 4 - Seven crucial steps to starting out in optometryEpisode 4 - Seven crucial steps to starting out in optometry

Episode 5 - The first 90 days

Avoiding common pitfalls as a new-grad optometrist

Episode 5 - The first 90 daysEpisode 5 - The first 90 days

Episode 6 - What I wish I'd known before I started practice

Insider tips on everything from dating patients to resolving conflict

Episode 6 - What I wish I'd known before I started practiceEpisode 6 - What I wish I'd known before I started practice

Episode 7 - Supporting mental health in me and my patients

Can you recognise the signs of depression and anxiety? Do you know what to do about it?

Episode 7 - Supporting mental health in me and my patientsEpisode 7 - Supporting mental health in me and my patients

Episode 8 - Balancing family and career without losing your mind

How can you look after your mental health during this time?

Episode 8 - Balancing family and career without losing your mindEpisode 8 - Balancing family and career without losing your mind

Episode 9 - Enhancing your business mindset

The clinical-retail continuum and the reality of the business of optometry

Episode 9 - Enhancing your business mindsetEpisode 9 - Enhancing your business mindset

Episode 10 - Tips for maintaining well-being in your early career

What is the mental health of our early career optometrists looking like, two years into a pandemic?

Episode 10 - Tips for maintaining well-being in your early careerEpisode 10 - Tips for maintaining well-being in your early career

Episode 11 - COVID-19: will optometric practise ever be the same?

Hear from clinical practitioners Mark Koszek and Amanda Sobbizadeh on what they have learnt and how their practise has changed.

Episode 11 - COVID-19: will optometric practise ever be the same?Episode 11 - COVID-19: will optometric practise ever be the same?

Episode 12 - Changing Lanes and Dual Careers - Part 1

Ivy Kol (ECONA Corporate Engagement) talks to Monica Lette about her evolving role as an optometrist in private practice, ophthalmology and industry.

Episode 12 - Changing Lanes and Dual Careers - Part 1Episode 12 - Changing Lanes and Dual Careers - Part 1

Episode 13 - Changing Lanes and Dual Careers - Part 2

Jingyi Chen (ECONA Chair) talks to Optometry Australia's Sophie Koh about her dual career as optometrist working with a peak professional body, and, musician and singer song-writer

Episode 13 - Changing Lanes and Dual Careers - Part 2Episode 13 - Changing Lanes and Dual Careers - Part 2

Episode 14 - Changing Lanes and Dual Careers - Part 3

Nicholas Tran (ECONA Corporate Engagement) talks to entrepreneur, tech developer and charity founder Shaun Chang about his fascinating career.

Episode 14 - Changing Lanes and Dual Careers - Part 3Episode 14 - Changing Lanes and Dual Careers - Part 3

Series 1: Episode 1 – Navigating the locum space

locum optometry

Ever thought about becoming a locum optometrist and didn’t know where to start? Audrey Molloy talks to ONSW/ACT CEO Andrew McKinnon about locum work.

 

 

 

Series 1: Episode 2 – Help: I’ve just been audited by Medicare

Just been audited by Medicare? Looking for guidance on how to avoid audit? (Paula Katalinic and Andrew McKinnon) Log in to access the podcast.

 

 

 

Series 1: Episode 3 – Taking a career break

If you’re on a break from your optometry career, this post is ESSENTIAL reading. Optometry NSW/ACT presents the KEY information you need to avoid the pitfalls of discontinued registration or inadequate professional indemnity insurance. Log in to access the podcast.

 

 

 

Series 1: Episode 4 – Seven crucial steps to starting out in optometry

If you’re just about to start work as an optometrist in Australia, now is the time to get organised. Andrew McKinnon and Paula Katalinic of Optometry NSW/ACT share their vast knowledge on the process of transitioning from a final year student to new graduate practicing optometrist. Log in to access the podcast.

 

 

 

Series 1: Episode 5 – The first 90 days

If you’ve just graduated as an optometrist, you’re about to embark on one of the steepest learning curves of your life. There are all sorts of traps an early-career optometrist can fall into and we’ve put this resource together to help you avoid them as much as possible.  Log in to access the podcast.

 

 

Series 1: Episode 6 – What I wish I’d known before I started practice

Particularly useful for recent graduates, this episode looks at strategies to handle tricky scenarios you will encounter in practice, from social media protocols to unwelcome advances.

 

 

 

Series 2: Episode 1 – Supporting mental health in me and my patients 

Do you know how to recognise the signs of depression and anxiety in your patients? What about yourself? And what’s the best way to deal with it?

 

 

 

Series 2: Episode 2 – Balancing family and career without losing your mind

How do you best look after your mental health during this time? Log in to access the podcast.

 

 

 

Series 3: Episode 1 – Enhancing your business mindset

business mindset

This episode looks at the clinical-retail continuum and the reality of the business of optometry. Login to access content. 

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