The Elks Children’s Eye Clinic at Casey Eye Institute

Department of Ophthalmology at OHSU, is currently seeking a full-time certified or board eligible orthoptist to work with our current group of 6 Pediatric Ophthalmologists, 1 Pediatric Optometrist, and 5 Orthoptists. As an academic department we have a pediatric fellowship and are involved in the ophthalmology residency training. Our primary goal is excellent patient care, with clinical research being done through the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG). We also have an AACO approved orthoptic training program. The orthoptists evaluate and assist in treating pediatric and adult patients with strabismus seen in the pediatric ophthalmology practice or referred from other Casey Eye providers, co-manage patients undergoing amblyopia treatment, perform strabismus exams for clinical trials, and teach basic exam skills to residents and fellows.

 Function/Duties of Position

The duties of this position include: Perform orthoptic exams on all patients in the strabismus clinic for the purpose of diagnosis and progress studies; devise a therapeutic plan for selected returning amblyopia and strabismus patients and perform office treatment and monitor progress. Perform other duties as assigned. Consultation with ophthalmologist is required; instruct and advise patient or parents regarding home therapy for amblyopia and strabismus; conduct the initial phase of scheduled new patient pediatric ophthalmic examination, including history, visual acuity, and screening orthoptic examination; screen prospective new pediatric ophthalmology patients to permit assignments of appointment priority; provide orthoptic consultative services by appointment to OHSU physicians and, when schedule time permits, to outside private ophthalmologists; assist in any ophthalmology clinic as needed, except when this conflicts with pediatric ophthalmology clinics; participate in teaching nurses, medical students, orthoptic students, residents, fellows and practicing ophthalmologists the basic skills of strabismus diagnosis and the value of orthoptic evaluation; assist the physicians in clinical research in the physiology of binocular vision and the pathophysiology of amblyopia and strabismologic; and categorize diagnostically, pediatric ophthalmologic and strabismologic clinical records for the purpose of data retrieval. Maintains current knowledge of all ophthalmic pediatric ophthalmology clinical trials, their study protocols, and eligibility, enrollment and randomization criteria.

Required Qualifications Master’s degree (certified as an orthoptist), and have completed a two-year fellowship in an accredited Orthoptics program, plus 3 years of relevant experience. Outstanding interpersonal and patient relations skills. Detail oriented and meticulous in all aspects of work. Strong follow through skills and ability to pro-actively identify and solve problems. Requires excellent organizational skills, strong written and verbal communication skills with physicians/researchers. Exceptional database management abilities. Ability to multi-task is critical. The ability to work well with team members is essential. Strong customer service and teaming skills are essential. Ability to plan and organize technical work and to adapt to a changing work environment is critical

Preferred Qualifications Experience in pediatrics and an academic environment is preferred. All are welcome Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or [email protected]