Employment Opportunities

Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland Eye is a dedicated private ophthalmic care provider with a state of the art clinic and day stay facility in central Remuera and Takapuna, plus several suburban clinics in Auckland. We are looking for an Orthoptist to join our busy team to provide assistance to the 13 specialist Ophthalmologists covering all ophthalmic sub-specialties including 3 paediatric Ophthalmologists, adult and neuro-ophthalmology. We focus on providing the very best care to our patients and our staff.

You will be working alongside Paediatric Ophthalmologists and Orthoptist only sessions at outer clinics when required. You will also be involved with technical assessments including biometry, photography and retinal scanning, all with leading-edge technology. There is also potential for involvement in research trials.
Consideration of relocation costs will be possible for the right applicant. You will need to have the legal right to work in New Zealand.

Why Choose New Zealand? New Zealanders believe life is for living. It’s about balancing a good day’s work with time for family and friends. New Zealand was rated second in the world for work-life balance in HSBC’s 2015 Expat Explorer survey.

Please contact janet@aucklandeye.co.nz for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.
(posted 04/2017)

Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is searching for a pediatric ophthalmologist at the assistant professor level or higher, BC/BE in ophthalmology with at least one year of subspecialty training in pediatric ophthalmology. Focus will be in patient care, teaching and research. Duties will include didactic and clinical training of residents and fellows. UPMC is a large, diversified, multi-hospital, tertiary care medical institution. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is one of the top ten pediatric hospitals in the United States with outstanding clinical, teaching and research opportunities both at clinical and basic science levels. The department is expanding and has recently moved into a brand new pediatric ophthalmology suite and testing facility. This position will require travel between two of our satellite locations located north of Pittsburgh (Erie and Wexford). Additionally we have a dedicated molecular biologist, vision scientist and electrophysiologist, together with a research coordinator and two dedicated ophthalmo-genetic counselors.
Applications from new or established clinicians or clinician scientists are encouraged.
Send curriculum vitae, and cover letter to:
Ken K. Nischal, MD, FRCOphth
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus & Adult Motility
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/UPMC Eye Center
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite 5100 Faculty Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA 15224 Phone: 412-692-5918 or email nischalkk@upmc.edu
The University of Pittsburgh and UPMC are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers

posted (5/2017)

Oregon, Portland

Oregon Health & Science University, (OHSU), is a leading health and research university that strives for excellence in patient care, education, research and community service.  The Elks Children’s Eye Clinic at Casey Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology at OHSU, is currently seeking a fulltime certified or board eligible orthoptist to work with our current group of 6 Pediatric Ophthalmologists, 1 Pediatric Optometrist, and 4 Orthoptists. As an academic department we have a pediatric fellowship and are involved in the ophthalmology residency training.

Our primary goal is excellent patient care, with clinical research being done through the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG). We also have an AACO approved orthoptic training program.  The orthoptists evaluate and assist in treating pediatric and adult patients with strabismus seen in the pediatric ophthalmology practice or referred from other Casey Eye providers, co-manage patients undergoing amblyopia treatment, perform strabismus exams for clinical trials, and teach basic exam skills to residents and fellows.

OHSU offers a comprehensive benefits package including paid vacation, holiday and sick leave; medical, dental and term life insurance coverage; disability coverage; retirement plans, tuition discounts and transportation subsidies. Our salary package includes opportunities for profit-sharing and annual reimbursement for travel to a national academic meeting (AAPOS or other).

Portland is an increasingly popular destination with its vibrant city life and rich culture, a variety of neighborhoods and great restaurants. It is in the heart of the Pacific Northwest- an outdoor playground with four seasons, mild winters and ready access to summer beaches and winter skiing.

To Apply:  Please visit www.ohsu.edu/jobs and reference job posting IRC56956.  Inquiries can be directed to the HR Manager at ransomj@ohsu.edu.  OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities can request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148.

posted (5/2017)

California, Upland

Busy pediatric ophthalmology practice in Southern CA, looking for a Certified Orthoptist.  Office consists of 1 main location, as well as 2 satellite clinics.  Main office is 40 minutes from the beach and downtown Los Angeles, and 20 minutes from the closest ski slopes.  The practice is pediatric and adult strabismus with 2 pediatric ophthalmologists, 1 pediatric retina specialist, and 3 medical, pediatric optometrists, and 3 techs.  This office conducts more than 12,000 exams, and over 1,000 surgical procedures a year.  The orthoptist is needed to work up and evaluate all patients, especially motility disorders and strabismus.  Candidate will be required to perform, or learn VEP, OCT, ERG, VF testing.  Some administrative details are to be expected, and management experience is desirable.  Bilingual, (Spanish) preferred.  This is an extremely busy office that needs someone who likes complex patients and diverse pathology.  Salary is negotiable to experience.  Please submit your cv or resume to cyn@strabismus.net.

(posted 04/2017)

Tennessee, Memphis 

UTLe Bonheur Pediatric Specialists is seeking a fulltime Certified (or certification-eligible) Orthoptist to join our practice in Memphis, TN. You will perform evaluation and treatment of pediatric patients with disorders of the visual system, with an emphasis on binocular vision and eye movement disorders. You will be responsible for performing strabismus evaluation including motor testing, evaluation of Fresnel and spectacle prisms, convergence exercises, and orthoptic treatment. Responsibilities also include infant and pediatric vision assessment, retinoscopy, and refraction.

Located in downtown Memphis, TN our state of the art facility is recognized among the nation’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report. Le Bonheur is always on the side of children, advocating on their behalf so we can provide them with the care they need. We are a Magnet-designated facility, the ultimate credential for high-quality patient care.  Additionally, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare was just voted by Fortune magazine as one of the Top 100 places to work in the US!

Drawing on the unique resources at Le Bonheur, our team includes pediatric ophthalmologists, subspecialty ophthalmologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, radiologists and other pediatric sub-specialists. Our ophthalmology team provides for eye-related diseases and disorders including:

  • Motility and strabismus disorders
  • Glaucoma and cataracts
  • Cancer and tumors of the eyes, eyelids and orbits
  • Inherited and surgical diseases of the retina

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years post-graduate training from an accredited orthoptic training program and Certified Orthopist (C.O.) credential from the American Orthoptic Council (AOC) or certification-eligible

Please consider joining our dynamic team! We offer competitive compensation and great benefits. For more information and to apply, please send your resume to Carol Walker, Recruiter: carol.walker@mlh.org

We look forward to hearing from you!  To apply online:  https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=78489&company=methodisthP4&username=

(posted 03/2017)

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)

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