Employment Opportunities

Illinois, Chicago 

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, located in the Streeterville neighborhood, provides superior pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design. We are the largest pediatric provider in the region with a 130 year legacy of excellence. Kids and their families are at the center of all we do.We currently have a career opportunity available for an Orthoptist to join our dynamic team of professionals.  This position will provide comprehensive clinical sensorimotor evaluation and visual assessment to ophthalmology patients with ocular motility dysfunction or related neuromuscular anomalies. In addition, the position will provide basic diagnostic evaluation, planning and implementation of appropriate orthoptic treatment programs  under the supervision of attending physician in a variety of clinical settings. The ideal candidate must possess certification from Accredited Orthoptic Training Program and current certification, or eligibility for certification, by the American Orthoptic Council is required. Minimum of two years’ experience as an Orthoptist preferred. We offer a competitive compensation/benefits package.  To submit your resume please visits our website at luriechildrens.org.  To learn more about this opportunity email Mark Johnson at mjohnson@luriechildrens.org

EOE/M/F/D/V” (posted 11/2015)

Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh

The Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and Adult Motility at the UPMC Eye Center, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, has an opportunity for a full-time orthoptist to join our academic and clinically varied practice.  We provide clinical care at the Children’s Hospital and 4 satellite offices.  We are looking for an orthoptist with excellent clinical and diagnostic skills, but also one that has an interest in teaching and clinical research.  We have a tremendous variety of specialty clinics and super-specialist interests ranging from ocular genetics, craniofacial, nystagmus, ROP, neuro-ophthalmology, uveitis, cornea, cataract, and glaucoma. Our service has 2 dedicated ocular counselors.  The successful candidate would join a team of 2 orthoptists.   We have a dedicated pediatric optometrist and also a pediatric photographer.  Opportunities exist for presentations at international symposia and local, national, and international meetings.   We utilize electrophysiology for visual surveillance of several conditions, especially craniosynostosis and IIH.  Opportunities will exist for developing skills in electrophysiology and also ultrasound.  For more information, please telephone Dr. Ken Nischal at (412) 692-5918 or Tess Newton, Director of Operations, at (412) 692-7158.

(posted 2/2017)

Ohio, Columbus 

Pediatric Ophthalmology is seeking a full time Certified or Certification eligible Orthoptist.  Our group is private practice with 9 Pediatric Ophthalmologist, 2 orthoptists, and 16 ophthalmic technicians.  Our physicians have attending roles at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and oversee the clinical training of The Ohio State University Ophthalmology residents.  We offer many opportunities to conduct clinical research individually or collaborated with an attending.  Candidates should be able to perform efficient orthoptic and ophthalmic exams, examine and aid in evaluation and measurement of complex ocular motility disorders, and be able to perform sensory and motor testing using a Synoptophore for both children and adults.  Candidate must have positive and proactive attitude with exceptional attention to detail.  They will have the opportunity to participate in clinical education of ophthalmic staff and are encouraged to present at academy meetings. We offer competitive salary, generous benefits, paid time off, and 401K plan.  Please email your resume or any questions to our Practice Administrator Phynesia Edwards at pedwards@columbuspoa.com.  (Posted 11/2015)

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 

The Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has an opportunity for a full-time Orthoptist to join our very busy academic practice.  We provide clinical care in downtown Philadelphia and at six suburban satellite locations. We are seeking an Orthoptist with excellent clinical and diagnostic skills, who also has an interest in teaching and clinical research.  The ideal candidate will feel comfortable providing diagnostic examinations and clinical care in a busy multidisciplinary, academic environment with a high level of pathology.  Our practice employs 14 providers including pediatric ophthalmologists, neuro-ophthalmologists, pediatric oculoplastic surgeons, a pediatric retina specialist and an optometrist. We have more than 23,000 outpatient clinical encounters per year and perform over 1,200 surgical procedures per year.  Our practice group is also very active academically at the departmental, regional, and national levels, with varied clinical research interests and projects. As part of the University of Pennsylvania Department of Ophthalmology, we are actively involved in teaching medical students, ophthalmology residents and pediatric residents as well as three full time fellows in pediatric ophthalmology and oculoplastic surgery. For more information and to apply online, interested candidates may visit: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15059681 (posted 1/2016)

Illinois, Wheaton

Wheaton Eye Clinic, located in the western suburbs of Chicago, IL, is seeking a full time Orthoptist to join our team.Wheaton Eye Clinic is the largest private ophthalmology practice in the Midwest and offers skilled care in every ophthalmic subspecialty. We have four locations, 200 employees, and more than 120,000 patient visits each year.  Our mission is providing exceptional patient care which has made Wheaton Eye respected worldwide. Working under the general direction of an ophthalmologist, responsibilities include performing specialized ophthalmic examinations involving ocularmotor disorders, interpreting, evaluating and communicating test results and preparing recommendations for patient treatment and management.  Qualified candidates should be able to work independently, evaluate patients of all ages and abilities, and be able to complete patient work-ups in a friendly and efficient manner.We offer a competitive salary and benefit package including health/dental, life, LTD, and a generous 401k program.Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, AOC Certification, minimum of two years of experience as an Orthoptist preferred.To learn more about Wheaton Eye Clinic please visit www.wheatoneye.com

To apply for this position please send your resume and salary requirements to rcechura@wheatoneye.net. (posted 2/2016)

Maryland, Baltimore

The Department of Ophthalmology at The Greater Baltimore Medical Center is seeking to hire a full-time Certified (or certification-eligible) Orthoptist to join our busy practice.  You will join three Certified Orthoptists to work closely with two Pediatric Ophthalmologists and one Neuro-ophthalmologist in suburban Baltimore, MD. Candidates should have excellent clinical and inter-personal skills, an interest in a team-based approach to quality patient care, and enthusiasm for clinical research and teaching.  The Greater Baltimore Medical Center has an AOC-approved Orthoptic Training Program, and qualified candidates must be willing to contribute to the  training of our Orthoptic students and Ophthalmology residents. The Greater Baltimore Medical Center provides competitive compensation and excellent benefits.  For more information, please visit www.gbmc.orgOn website, under “Jobs and Careers” click on “Career Search” then search jobs for “Orthoptist”. (posted 4/2016)

California, Menlo Park

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, CA is growing and we currently have a career opportunity for a Part Time Orthoptist, Day Shift. We are looking for Bachelor’s degree graduates and successful completion of a 24 month fellowship in an accredited program for orthoptics with Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience. Here is a link to our website, where you can learn more about Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford http://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/about-us

If interested apply here: http://careers.stanfordchildrens.org/jobs/5302936-orthoptist-clinic-peds-5-fte-days

(posted 6/2016)

Iowa, Iowa City

The Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Clinic at the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is seeking to hire a full-time Orthoptist to join their busy academic practice. Our nationally renowned ophthalmology program offers comprehensive resources for pediatric genetic eye diseases, pediatric neuro-ophthalmology (conditions affecting the optic nerve), and care for pediatric cancerous tumors of the eye. We also are leaders in research into the causes and potential treatments and cures for eye diseases that affect children. This individual will serve as an orthoptic clinical technical expert, provide direct patient care by performing work-ups and appropriate testing for the area assigned. Assist in the coordination and technical education of fellows, residents, orthoptic students and doctors who rotate through the services. Serve as a liaison between the ophthalmology clinics, and other areas in the Department of Ophthalmology and other clinics throughout the hospital.

For additional information and to apply for this position, please go to http://jobs.uiowa.edu              requisition #68795.

(posted 6/2016)

Washington, Seattle

Northwest Eye Surgeons is the premier ophthalmic referral practice in the Northwest.  We are located north of Seattle, and are a private practice with six locations and 200 employees.  Our mission is to provide the most technologically advanced medical and surgical care in a warm, patient-centered environment.  We are seeking a full or part time Orthoptist to join our team.  Working under the general direction of an ophthalmologist, responsibilities include performing specialized ophthalmic examinations involving oculomotor evaluations and lensometry, and detect/treat disorders of binocular function and visual development.  Qualified candidates should be able to work independently, evaluate patients of all ages and abilities, and be able to complete patient work-ups in a friendly and efficient manner.  NORTHWEST EYE SURGEONS offers competitive compensation and a full benefits package including paid time off and 401(k) matching. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, AOC Certification, minimum of two years of experience as an Orthoptist preferred. For more information and to apply, please visit: www.nweyes.com/careers

Posted 8/2016

North Carolina, Durham

Duke Eye Center is actively seeking a full-time Certified Orthoptist from an accredited program, to work under the direction of our team of pediatric ophthalmologists. Expected responsibilities will include working with both adult and pediatric patients, especially in detecting and treating ocular motility disorders. Responsibilities will include:  strabismus evaluations, infant vision assessment, retinoscopy, refractions, and providing independent orthoptic treatment as well as teaching technicians and students the principles and techniques related to vision and strabismus evaluation.  Additional skills necessary include vision assessment, lensometry, color vision testing, slit lamp exam of anterior segment, applanation tonometry (or I-care) and confrontational visual fields.  Participation in clinical research projects and other related duties may also be included.

Education: Bachelor Degree

Certification from Accredited Orthoptic Training Program

Experience:  2 years as a Clinical Certified Orthoptist or equivalent is desirable but not mandatory.

Submit resume to evelyn.kelly@duke.edu

Posted 8/2016

New Hampshire, Concord

We are looking for an energetic orthoptist to join us in beautiful New Hampshire. The position is available immediately and is open to those with experience or just starting out.  The Pediatric Division of the Concord Eye Center is currently comprised of three pediatric ophthalmologists and one orthoptist.  You would be joining a dynamic group that is dedicated to providing excellent patient care as well as nurturing your professional and personal goals.  We enjoy a very collegial and fun working environment with excellent technical and office support.  Our orthoptist supports the physicians in their clinic but also enjoys the autonomy of running an independent orthoptics clinic on other days.  The orthoptist is a trusted and valued member of our team.  The ideal candidate would be able to work alongside the physician in a collaborative environment as well as function independently.  We take care of children of all ages with strabismus and a range of ocular disorders. In addition, we have a busy adult strabismus practice.

Concord Eye Center offers a very competitive salary and benefits package that is commensurate with experience.  Concord is the state capital of New Hampshire and thus enjoys the unique amenities of a “big, small town”.  Within 90 minutes, one can be on the ocean in historic Portsmouth or Maine, hiking or skiing the challenging trails and hills of the White Mountains National Forest or enjoying the big city in Boston.

Drs. Morse and Rychwalski will be in attendance at the AAO meeting in Chicago and would enjoying meeting personally with interested candidates.  If you are interested in this position, please forward a cover letter and CV to the contact provided below.  Also, for more information about this tremendous opportunity, please contact our Administrator, Pat Bourgault, 603-224-2020 or pbourgault@concordeyecenternh.com

Posted 9/2016