• Orthoptist - Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Palm Beach Gardens & Naples North Palm Beach
  • The University of Miami in North Palm Beach, FL, United States
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  • 1 month ago

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The University of Miami has an exciting opportunity for an Orthoptist with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for Palm Beach Gardens and Naples, Florida.
The Orthoptist evaluates and treats non-surgical eye movement disorders and associated sensory deficiencies. Independently performs orthoptic diagnostic tests for patients with ocular motility disorders and formulates treatment plans. Provide instructions to patients or family members concerning diagnoses or treatment plans. Assists in teaching pediatric ophthalmology fellows, residents, and medical students. Ensures timely delivery of high-quality, clinical care and is sensitive to patient wait times to optimize patients' experience. Practices proper infection control techniques and maintains a safe clinical environment. May perform duties of an ophthalmic technician.
• Evaluates and diagnoses ocular motility disorders, performs specialized eye tests to assess visual acuity, focusing ability, ocular motility, strabismus measurements, binocular function and color vision, using such equipment as prisms and other ophthalmic instruments.
• Provides education to ophthalmic technicians, residents, medical students and other physicians regarding the sensorimotor evaluation and non-surgical treatment of sensorimotor disorders.
• Assists Ophthalmologists with the clinical evaluation of patients.
• Provides medical and ophthalmic history-taking, including review of systems, and description of chief complaint and history of present illness.
• Staffs various clinics including pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus clinics.
• Detects disorders of the eyes in children and adults which may prevent normal vision.
• Consults with physician regarding treatment, which may involve the use of exercises and techniques to control eye movements.
• Utilizes special lenses, filters, prisms and instruments to help patients correct their vision.
• Completes extensive and detailed sensorimotor examination for patients with complicated ocular motility conditions.
• Assists in treatment to develop or rehabilitate binocular vision.
• As needed, performs duties of an ophthalmic technician including, but not limited to, lensometry, manual refraction, dilation, tonometry, and ocular motility testing.
• Participates in research projects, case presentations to residents/attending physicians, as directed by Pediatric Ophthalmologist.
• May travel to satellite locations, as required.
• Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.

Bachelor's degree in relevant field
Certification and Licensing:

Certification in relevant specialty or field


Minimum 2 years of relevant experience
Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
• Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.
• Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.
• Ability to exercise sound judgement in making critical decisions.
• Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
• Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships.

Department Specifics
Assist providers in Palm Beach Gardens and Naples. The primary function is assisting pediatric ophthalmology, adult strabismus, and neuro-ophthalmology in Palm Beach Gardens with travel 2-4 times per month to the Naples facility to perform the same support/service.
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.
Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza (the flu) season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.
The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.
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Full time
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h86Estimated Salary: $20 to $28 per hour based on qualifications
North Palm Beach FL USA


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