UCI Health Orthoptist GHEI Irvine

Position Number: 40322853

Salary Hourly: Minimum $37.98 Midpoint $41.69 Maximum $45.40

Summary: Analyzes, 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. 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. Compile data on patients in clinical trials. Prepare manuscripts for publications and present results of research projects.

Required Qualifications: Understanding 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. Able to evaluate and document the patient/family response to care. Knowledge of medical terminology, infectious control techniques and age related acuity levels. Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English. Certification as an Orthoptist by American Orthoptist Council or an Orthoptic Bachelor's in Medical Science. Ability to maintain flexibility and work well in a constantly changing environment. Licenses and Certifications: Basic Life Support (Required)

Preferred Qualifications: 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. Ability to instruct others in the use of equipment and performance of procedures.

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