NX Orthoptist - Clinic-Peds-Watson Court (0.5 FTE, Days)

Category: Clinical Services
Job Type: Part-Time
Shift: Days
Req: 19356
FTE: 0.5

Clinical Services

0.5 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

The Pediatric 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. Conduct specialized tests to determine the effects of general pathology and eye diseases (such as glaucoma) on the eyes, and in some circumstances, refract and prescribe spectacles, under the supervision of the ophthalmologist or optomitrist. 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).

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.

  • Adjusts practice/selects equipment to accommodate age-specific needs.

  • Assists in the collection and sending of specimens to appropriate labs for testing per protocol.

  • Assists physicians, RN and allied health professionals with patient procedures and examinations.

  • Complies with State regulations and LPCHS policies regarding controlled medications.

  • Coordinates the scheduling component of the treatment plan to assure it is executed in a timely manner.

  • Delivers patient education according to established plan or physician direction.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of principles of growth and development across the life span for population(s) cared for.

  • Prepares and administers medications (except intravenous) as ordered.

  • Promptly and accurately reports symptoms, reactions, effects of medications, changes and patient's concerns to RN and/or physician.

  • Responds with patient and non-patient emergencies according to LPCHS policies and procedures.

  • Verifies patient's understanding of the physician's orders and treatment plans.

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Licensure/Certification: Orthoptist certification by the American Orthoptic Council.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification. 

  • Ability to adjust communications to fit the needs and level of understanding of the receiver.

  • Ability to communicate effectively at all organizational levels and in situations requiring instructing, persuading, negotiating, conflict resolution, consulting and advising as well as prepare clear, comprehensive written and oral reports and materials.

  • Ability to determine appropriate treatments to correct eye muscle issues or problems.

  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to speak and write effectively at a level appropriate for the job.

  • Knowledge of orthoptic diagnostic instruments and procedures.

  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. 

Pay Range

Compensation is based on the level and requirements of the role.

Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, location, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

Typically, new team members join at the minimum to mid salary range.

Minimum to Midpoint Range (1.0 FTE): $100,339.20 to $118,476.80

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
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