Orthoptist Job Description Sample
University of Pittsburgh Physicians seeks an Orthopitist in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania to see patients for sensorimotor evaluations, management of amblyopia, convergence insufficiency, accommodative esotropia and other nonsurgical disorders of ocular motility and binocular vision, evaluating vision by observation and use of specialist equipment; diagnose and formulate a treatment plan under the supervision of a physician, which may include cycloplegic retinoscopy; undertake visual field assessments and participate in extended role activities, such as glaucoma monitoring and low vision therapy clinics.
See patients for sensorimotor evaluations, management of amblyopia, convergence insufficiency, accommodative esotropia and other nonsurgical disorders of ocular motility and binocular vision, evaluating vision by observation and use of specialist equipment
Diagnose and formulate a treatment plan under the supervision of a physician, which may include cycloplegic retinoscopy
Undertake visual field assessments and participate in extended role activities, such as glaucoma monitoring and low vision therapy clinics.
- Bachelor's degree in Orthoptics or foreign equivalent
This is Children#s Hospital Los Angeles. A place where you can make a real difference in the lives of our patients and their families. A big responsibility? Absolutely.
But if you#re up for the challenge, we#re on the lookout for amazing professionals to join our elite teams # talented individuals who can continue our high level of care. The Orthoptist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eye-muscle and binocular vision disorders. Under the general supervision of ophthalmologists, serves as a practitioner, following patients with strabismus and/or amblyopia.#Assists in training 1st and 2nd year opthalmology residents, pediatric residents, clinical fellows, and other certified orthoptists in the techniques and theories of orthoptics.
Qualifications: Requires a BA or BS degree License, Registration or Certification Required: Certification (including annual re-certification) by the American Orthoptic Council. Current BLS Card
Experience with Personal Computers, Amblyoscopes and retinoscopes. #
Provides clinical care and expertise for diagnosis and treatment of patients with disorders of the visual system with an emphasis on binocular vision and eye movement disorders. The Orthoptist will work closely with the pediatric ophthalmologists to provide comprehensive care for our patients.
This position will establish an independent orthoptic clinic to co-manage pediatric and adult patients as well as assist in the general pediatric ophthalmology clinical setting. The Orthoptis will assist in education of rotating medical students and residents as well as enhance the clinical skills of the ophthalmic technicians. Position may also be involved in clinical research.
Education - Bachelor's Degree Successful completion of a 24-month post-baccalaureate training program in an accredited orthoptic program
American Orthoptic Council (AOC) Certification
Spectrum Health grants equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected category.
Job Posting Description
At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It's in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Ophthalmology department and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
The Orthoptist will be responsible for:
Providing skilled technical support for the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disorders in patients of all ages while working under the general direction of an ophthalmologist and in accordance with established departmental and professional standards, guidelines and protocols.
Performing comprehensive and specialized ophthalmic examinations.
Interpreting, evaluating and communicating test results and preparing recommendations for patient treatment and management.
Implementing treatment programs and conducting follow‑up for designated patients.
Providing support for ophthalmology resident training program.
To qualify, you must have:
A Bachelor's degree with coursework in Orthoptics and six months of related work experience.
Current certification as an Orthoptist by the American Orthoptic Council (AOC) or equivalent level of certification from an accredited foreign program.
The analytical skills to collect information from diverse sources, apply professional principles in performing various analyses, and summarize the information and data in order to solve problems or design relatively complex systems and programs.
Communication skills in order to effectively deal with conflicting views or issues and mediate fair solutions, and well‑developed writing skills.
The ability to work Monday – Friday and some evenings & Saturdays.
This position will be for our North Shore offices with the expectation of some work in our main locations in either Boston or Waltham.
Boston Children's Hospital's Department of Ophthalmology (David G. Hunter MD, PhD, Ophthalmologist-in-Chief) is seeking a full time certified orthoptist to join its team of 13 Harvard pediatric ophthalmologists and 7 internationally trained orthoptists. Working in several clinic settings (Boston, Waltham, Peabody, Lexington, Weymouth, Stoneham and Sandwich), our orthoptists evaluate pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus patients, many with complex and rare eye problems. For more information about the Department, please visit: www.childrenshospital.org/eyes
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.
Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
In this position you will provide specialized support for our pediatric ophthalmologist. Orthoptists can positively impact a practice by increasing the volume of patients that a physician can see per clinic day while improving the quality of care. They may also generate revenue by managing patients under the supervision of the ophthalmologist. (AAO EyeWiki).
With numerous awards and distinctions, including our recognition as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason has transformed health care through our innovations in patient safety and our ability to provide patients in our community with easier access to our high-quality care. Consisting of a 336-bed hospital in Seattle, WA, and an extensive network of primary and specialty care clinics throughout the Puget Sound region, joining Virginia Mason is an exceptional opportunity to partner with nationally recognized physicians and peers, and an organization recognized as the benchmark for health care.
As a member of our team, you will contribute to the strength of our Team Medicine approach to collaborative medicine. You will also help to further our commitment to continuous improvement through our Virginia Mason Production System, and our philosophy of empowering you to facilitate real change in the delivery of care. Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - your patients.
Bachelor's degree and completion and certification from an AOC accredited Orthoptic Program.
Preferred 1-3 years of work experience post Fellowship
This position will be working with children and must be able to engage them in a way that allows for a successful evaluation.
This person must also be adept at engaging families, talking to parents, all while providing care.
This individual must be people oriented with an affinity for working with the challenging pediatric population and their parents/guardians.
Virginia Mason offers much more than competitive compensation and benefits. With continuing education opportunities and the added potential of relocation assistance, you will find our commitment to your well-being is both rewarding and refreshing.
There is also the lifestyle benefit that comes with finding yourself in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Surrounded by the vibrancy and sophistication of one of the most livable cities in the country, finding the perfect urban or outdoor pursuit will instinctively and pleasurably become second nature.
We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
General Summary of Position Responsibility:
This position provides comprehensive clinical sensorimotor evaluation and visual assessment of ophthalmology patients with ocular motility dysfunction or related neuromuscular anomalies. Services include basic diagnostic evaluation, planning and implementing appropriate orthoptic treatment programs and follow up for selected patients under the supervision of attending physician in a variety of clinical settings (hospital and satellite offices).
Essential Job Functions:
Evaluates each assigned patient in terms of current or potential problems with vision, muscle balance, binocular sensory relationships, or related ocular disorder. Provides fundamental assessment of fusional ability and potential, including use of specific diagnostic instruments.Administers eye drops.Plans and implements treatment programs for selected patients based on evaluation results.Re-evaluates on-going therapy, instituting appropriate changes in the management plan.Provides instruction to parents and patient regarding the rationale and methods necessary to carry our therapy.Assists in other patient care.
Completes required documentation of examination and therapy visits and patient reports in the Electronic Medical Record and/or paper chart.Participates in assigned clinics, rounds, meetings and conferences. Complies with American Orthoptic Council Code of Ethics.Participates in in-services, including educational activities for the ophthalmology team.Functions as an effective member of the health care team by interacting appropriately with families, physicians, staff and others within and outside the Children's Hospital of Chicago Medical Center system.Instructs and oversee students, residents and fellows and community. Participates in maintaining work area and equipment in appropriately clean and safe order.Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Bachelor's degree in Science or Arts from an accredited college or university is required. Diploma from Accredited Orthoptic Training Program and current certification or eligibility for certification by the American Orthoptic Council is required.Minimum of two years experience as an Orthoptist preferred.Vision and binocularity normal or correctable to normal.
Ability to move patients weighing 5 to 40 pounds. Ability to effectively communicate with hospital/department staff and parents and patients.Upgrades own knowledge base through continuing education, attending professional meetings, and literature review.Maintains a professional attitude towards patients and their families, colleagues and support staff.
Pediatric Ophthalmologist (Chief Of Pediatric Ophthalmology)
Work Unit Description
Casey Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is accepting applications for the position of Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology. Applicants at the Professor or senior Associate Professor level will be considered.
The Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology, known as the Elks Children's Eye Clinic, currently includes 6 pediatric ophthalmologists, 1 pediatric optometrist, and 6 orthoptists. The successful candidate will join an established and rapidly expanding University-based practice with clinical research and educational responsibilities, and will hold an academic appointment. Oregon state medical licensure is required.
Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range
FTE: 1.0, Full-time
Compensation: Dependent upon experience
Job Type: Faculty (Unclassified)
Location: Portland, OR (Marquam Hill)
Functions/Duties of Position
The duties of this position include: Providing comprehensive eye care to pediatric and strabismus patients of the University Hospital and Clinics and affiliated hospitals and clinics; providing staffing to residents seeing pediatric and strabismus patients; teaching medical students, residents, fellows, orthoptists and house staff in pediatric ophthalmology; patient care and research within the subspecialty; serve and support the departments relationship with the Oregon State Elks Association.
Education and Experience: Requires a current, valid MD license and completion of an accredited residency program and pediatric ophthalmology fellowship training. Must be board certified or eligible by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Knowledge and Skills:
Strong clinical and patient assessment skills.
Detail oriented and meticulous in all aspects of work. Requires excellent organizational skills and strong communication and patient relations skills. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact well with employees at all levels of the organization is essential.
Demonstrated innovation, initiative, and creative problem-solving skills are imperative. Must be pro-active and detail oriented. Ability to work well independently and multi-task is critical.
Ability to plan and organize technical work and to adapt to a changing work environment is critical. Must be able to assess and develop work tasks and systems in order to optimize clinic performance.
Additional DetailsOregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status.
Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or email@example.com.
Pediatric Ophthalmologist - Orlando
As one of the nation's leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando Florida is seeking a third Pediatric Opthalmologist.
This is a rare opportunity to step into a busy established practice in one of Florida's most desirable communities.
Our clinic boasts state-of-the-art equipment, full-time Orthoptist on staff, and an Optometrist in recruitment. Call is 1:3 with minimal call backs.
This position includes ER consults. This position is based at Nemours Children's Hospital (NCH) , and also provides coverage at our partner hospital Lakeland Regional Medical Center.
Candidates should be Board Eligible or Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and have successfully completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology, and be eligible for unrestricted Florida medical license. This is a full-time employed position with excellent benefits.
For confidential consideration, please forward your formal CV to:
Airaj Fasiuddin, M.D.
Chief, Division of Ophthalmology
Our Orlando hospital is located in beautiful Lake Nona, a nationally recognized healthy community: Lake Nona
Located in Orlando, Fla., Nemours Children's Hospital is the newest addition to the Nemours integrated healthcare system. Our 100-bed pediatric hospital also features the area's only 24-hour Emergency Department designed just for kids as well as outpatient pediatric clinics including several specialties previously unavailable in the region.
A hospital designed by families for families, Nemours Children's Hospital blends the healing power of nature with the latest in healthcare innovation to deliver world-class care to the children of Central Florida and beyond. In keeping with our goal of bringing Nemours care into the communities we serve, we also provide specialty outpatient care in several clinics located throughout the region.
With 849 beds, Lakeland Regional is the 5th largest Hospital in Florida seeing over 200,000 ER visits and 43,000 admissions per year, over 2,100 trauma visits annually, and more than 3,000 deliveries.
The Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women and Children is currently under construction for a 2018 summer opening. This $275 million project will have 300,000 square feet of stare-of-the-art inpatient and outpatient space including a 47-bed pediatric medical/surgical unit, a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, the area's largest Level II NICU, and an expanded 22 bed Pediatric Emergency Department.
Nemours services onsite at Lakeland Regional include outpatient Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Pediatric Surgery, Endocrinology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Nephrology, Urology, Rheumatology, and Maternal Fetal Medicine. Nemours Inpatient services include Cardiology and MFM Consults, PICU and General Surgery Medical Directorship services, and Neurology.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique "Bridge to a Healthy Future" pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
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