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Orthoptist - Plaza - Ophthalmology - F/T - Days at University of California - Irvine Medical Centers

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full Time
Location: Irvine, California

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Reports to the Ophthalmology Outpatient Manager and demonstrates competency in all duties typically performed by an Orthoptist. Incumbent analyzes and treats patients with dysfunctions of binocularity and/or ocular motility. Examines patients to diagnose and treat abnormal eye motor movements, partial vision, determination of presence of fusion. triage patients in the absence of the ophthalmologist. supervise first and second year ophthalmology residents and fellows. prepare and conduct training programs for certified orthoptists. develop teaching outlines, plans and instruction procedures. evaluate progress through practical application and tests. Organize vision screening in community schools. Provide training to local pediatricians interested in learning about orthoptic services. Compile data on patients in clinical trials. prepare manuscripts for publications and present design, scope and/or results of research projects. Provide assistance to clinic administrator in the evaluation of clinic technical support staff.

Salary Range:

Rate Minimum $33.10 Midpoint $36.34 Maximum $39.57

Required Qualifications:

Ability to maintain flexibility and work well in a constantly changing environment

Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English

Able to evaluate and document the patient/family response to care

Basic Life Support

Certification as an Orthoptist by American Orthoptist Council or an Orthoptic Bachelors in Medical Science

Knowledge of medical terminology, infectious control techniques and age related acuity levels

Must be competent in collecting and interpreting data about the patient's status in order to identify each patient's age specific needs

Understanding of medical terminology, infectious control techniques and age related acuity levels

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to instruct others in the use of equipment and performance of procedures

Bilingual skills in English and Spanish and/or Vietnamese

Five years of training or experience in orthoptic techniques

Working knowledge of Title 22 and JCAHO standards

Physical, Mental & Environmental Demands:

To comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the essential physical, mental and environmental requirements for this job are listed below. These are requirements normally expected to perform regular job duties. Incumbent must be able to successfully perform all of the functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.