Nov 20, 2020

Orthoptist

  • Children's National Medical Center
  • District of Columbia, USA

Job Description

Orthoptist - (2000021H)

Description

The 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.

Qualifications

Minimum Education
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. .


Certifications

Certification (or eligibility) by American Orthoptics Council.


Required Skills/Knowledge
Good communication skills with patients, parents, coworkers and physicians are essential. Orthoptics, Retinoscopy, Goldmann and Humphrey perimetry competence are required.

Functional Accountabilities

Patient Services
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).

Physician Support
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.

Administrative Support
1. Coordinate and plan the monthly eye conferences.
2. Process paperwork to include completeness and efficient data entry.

Maintenance
1. Maintain inventory of examination lenses, instruments, fixation targets, eyedrops.
2. Maintain examination lenses, instruments in safe working order.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification

1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication

1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving

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
Safety

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

Primary Location

: District of Columbia-Washington

Work Locations

: Sheikh Zayed Campus 111 Michigan Avenue Washington 20010

Job

: Allied Health

Organization

: Surgery COERegular / Temporary: R (Regular)Position Status: FT - Full-TimeShift: DayWork Schedule: m-f 8-4:30pm

Job Posting

: Nov 9, 2020, 10:39:54 AM