Thursday, September 26, 2019 02:24 PM

University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA



The Orthoptist will provide patient services under direct or indirect ophthalmologist supervision. The Orthoptist will see patients under the supervision of the attending pediatric ophthalmologist and will provide patient care and technical support for pediatric ophthalmology patients and adults with binocular vision problems, eye movement disorders and strabismus.

Please note: This is a 20% limited appointment starting from the date of hire.

The UCSF Department of Ophthalmology is one of the leading ophthalmology departments in clinical care, training, and research nationwide. The Department of Ophthalmology is a one of the largest recipients of federal grant funds among peer departments and has been in the top 10 in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding. Additionally, we have been the #1 recipient of the Research to Prevent Blindness funding nationwide with nearly $1.2 million granted in a single year. Overall, the Department has a wide-ranging portfolio of 60 active research grants.

Ophthalmology reached annual patient charges of $60,000,000 with a wRVU total of 100,000 per year. The Departments overall operating budget is approximately $25,000,000 per year. Ophthalmology conducts its patient care, teaching, research, and public service activities currently at multiple UCSF campuses: Parnassus, Mt. Zion, Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC), Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG), and Benioff Childrens Hospital at Mission Bay. The Department occupies over 60,000 of assignable square feet of space at various sites across UCSF campuses for research, academic and clinical activities. The Department supports 25 full-time clinical faculty, 10 basic scientists, over 50 volunteer and visiting faculty, 12 postdoctoral scholars, 15 residents, seven clinical fellows, graduate students, visiting researchers, as well as clinic and research staff for a total of over 235 Full Time Employees (FTEs) (including 63 UCSF Health employees).

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

Bachelors degree in related field
Board Certified Orthoptist in the State of California within two years of hire. If pending certification, employee must work under supervision of provider
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Ability to work with diverse patient population
Ability to work well under pressure and provide exceptional care

Note: Physical/health screening required.

Demonstrates proficiency in electronic medical record documentation (Epic / Apex)
Two years of experience as an Orthoptist in pediatric ophthalmology and / or adult strabismus clinic

Board Certified Orthoptist in the State of California within two years of hire. If pending certification, employee must work under supervision of provider

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.<img height=1 width=1 border=0 src= />

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