Stanford Health Care
Palo Alto, CA

Job Classification: Orthoptist

Employment Status:

  • FTE / Full-Time Days with Benefits
    • (0.5) Orthoptist
    • (0.5) Clinical Research Coordinator                               

Position Description: The Orthoptist, functions as a member of the clinic patient care team and is under the direction of the Practice Manager and Licensed Physician. Perform technical skills, procedures and treatments to support the delivery of patient care. Measure and test visual acuity, focusing ability, eye movement, binocular function and color vision. Detect disorders of the eyes which prevent normal vision, such as strabismus (turned eye) and amblyopia (lazy eye). Devise treatment plans for disorders, using eye exercises, techniques to control eye movement and other strategies.

Provide strategies to assist people with neurological disorders (such as stroke or head injury) or low vision to maximize their remaining vision. Provide reports on the existence of eye defects to medical practitioners, therapists and transport authorities. Provide educational information to patients and members of the community about eye conditions and their effects. Provide eye tests to groups within the community (e.g. pre-school children).

Position Requirements: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree and successful completion of a 24-month fellowship in an accredited program for orthoptics
  • Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

Website Link: http://www.stanfordhealthcarecareers.com and search for Job Number 49555

Human Resources Contact:

William LaHaye – Senior Consultant, HR Talent Acquisition
Stanford Health Care – Human Resources
E-mail: [email protected]

About Stanford Health Care

At Stanford Health Care, we seek to provide patients with the very best in diagnosis and treatment, with outstanding quality, compassion and coordination. With an unmatched track record of scientific discovery, technological innovation and translational medicine, Stanford Medicine physicians are pioneering leading edge therapies today that will change the way health care is delivered tomorrow.

As part of our spirit of discovery, we also leverage our deep relationships with luminary Silicon Valley companies to develop new ways to deliver preeminent patient care.

  • Stanford Health Care (SHC) has been placed on the U.S. News & World Report "Honor Roll" of Top Hospitals Hospital & Clinics, with a #9 ranking in the nation.
  • Stanford Health Care has also been designated a best hospital by The Leapfrog Group.
  • Stanford Health Care is a Magnet designated hospital, recognizing the Hospital for quality patient care, outstanding nursing, and innovations in professional nursing practice. We have also received the Beacon award on multiple patient care units.

Posted 3/06/2019

Last Updated on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 10:22 PM