Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)


Ranked among the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the nation, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) provides the best care for kids in California.

Here world-class experts in medicine, education and research work together to deliver family-centered care half a million times each year. From primary to complex critical care, more than 350 programs and services are offered, each one specially designed for children.

The CHLA of the future is brighter than can be imagined. Investments in technology, research and innovation will create care that is personal, convenient and empowering. Our scientists will work with clinical experts to take laboratory discoveries and create treatments that are a perfect match for every patient. And together, CHLA team members will turn health care into health transformation.
Join a hospital where the work you do will matter—to you, to your colleagues, and above all, to our patients and families. The work will be challenging, but always rewarding.

It’s Work That Matters.
Purpose Statement/Position Summary: 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 ophthalmology residents, pediatric residents, clinical fellows, and other certified orthoptists. Employee will follow applicable policies and procedures in handling supplies, pharmaceuticals, and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications/Work Experience: 2+ years in pediatric ophthalmology including experience with basic eye exams and the ability to advance to more complex exams and assist provider with complex eye examinations - preferred.  Will consider new graduates from certified programs. Travel to various offsite CHLA clinic sites will be required.
Education/Licensure/Certification: BA or BS degree, certification (including annual re-certification) by the American Orthoptic Council and American Heart Association BLS Certification required.
Pay Scale Information
USD $72,176.00 - USD $129,792.00
CHLA values the contribution each Team Member brings to our organization. Final determination of a successful candidate’s starting pay will vary based on a number of factors, including, but not limited to education and experience within the job or the industry. The pay scale listed for this position is generally for candidates that meet the specified qualifications and requirements listed on this specific job description. Additional pay may be determined for those candidates that exceed these specified qualifications and requirements. We provide a competitive compensation package that recognizes your experience, credentials, and education alongside a robust benefits program to meet your needs. CHLA looks forward to introducing you to our world-class organization where we create hope and build healthier futures.