The Sr Orthoptist will obtain pertinent ophthalmic history and systemic review. Will perform visual acuity testing, orthoptic motor and sensory evaluations, objective and subjective refraction and other technical evaluations (e.g. ophthalmic ultrasonography, visual fields, ERG, OCT) as requested. Will perform orthoptic training and assist physicians in performing special procedures and difficult examination techniques. Will maintain inventory of examination lenses, instruments, fixation targets, eye drops, etc. Will work closely with the full-time staff, fellows, residents and other orthoptists. Will assist with orientation and instruction of residents and fellows to perform orthoptic examinations and with prospective and retrospective clinical studies.
High School Diploma or GED
Specific Requirements and Preferences
HS diploma or equivalent. A minimum of 2 year undergraduate college education or equivalent. At least 2 years orthoptics training.
Minimum Work Experience
1 year -At least 1 year in a pediatric ophthalmology and/or strabismus clinic. Clinical experience and academic interest. .
Good communication skills with patients, parents, coworkers and physicians are essential. Orthoptics, Retinoscopy, Goldmann and Humphrey perimetry competence are required.
License/Certification- Certification (or eligibility) by American Orthoptics Council.
1. Perform visual fields testing.
2. Perform visual acuity testing.
3. Perform Orthoptic sensory evaluation and administer Orthoptic eye exercises.
4. Perform objective and subjective refraction and other technical evaluations (e.g. Ophthalmic photography ERG, OCT).
1. Support physicians to perform special procedures and difficult examination techniques.
2. Assist with orientation and instruction of residents and fellows to perform Orthoptic examinations.
3. Assist with perspective and retrospective clinical studies.
1. Coordinate and plan the monthly eye conferences.
2. Process paperwork to include completeness and efficient data entry.
1. Maintain inventory of examination lenses, instruments, fixation targets, eyedrops.
2. Maintain examination lenses, instruments in safe working order
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance