The pediatric ophthalmology program provides specialized care for children with vision problems or diseases of the eye. We also care for adults with double vision or misalignment of the eyes.
Our comprehensive approach includes diagnosis, optometrist or orthoptic assessment and treatment, medical treatment and surgical interventions for all pediatric eye disorders. To learn more about our program and the services offered, please check out our website:
Provides clinical care and expertise for diagnosis and treatment of patients with disorders of the visual system with an emphasis on binocular vision and eye movement disorders. The Orthoptist will work closely with the pediatric ophthalmologists to provide comprehensive care for our patients. This position will establish an independent orthoptic clinic to co-manage pediatric and adult patients as well as assist in the general pediatric ophthalmology clinical setting. Will assist in education of rotating medical students and residents as well as enhance the clinical skills of the ophthalmic technicians. Position may also be involved in clinical research.
Works cohesively with the pediatric ophthalmologists, ophthalmic technicians, optician, and other members of the team to provide comprehensive care for patients.
Performs a series of diagnostic tests including visual acuity, retinoscopy, tests of ocular alignment, motility, and binocular function.
Collects and monitors patient data, reviewing results with supervising physician, and implementing treatment plans. Interprets clinical data to establish diagnosis and treatment plan.
Works with leading pediatric ophthalmologists to establish and maintain an orthoptic clinic, in which the orthoptist will see patients independently under the supervision of a physician, co-managing patients with binocular vision disorders.
Provides patient instruction and education regarding diagnosis and treatment plan.
Documents care consistent with documentation guidelines, and patient chargeable items/services according to standards.
Communicates and collaborates with other members of the health care team in order to ensure continuity of care and coordination of services.
Assists in enhancing clinical skills of ophthalmic technicians. Actively participate in education of rotating medical students and residents.
Bachelor's Degree and successful completion of a 24-month post-baccalaureate training program in an accredited orthoptic program.
CRT-Orthoptic Council (OC) - AACO American Association of Certified Orthoptists preferred
Pallet to Waist (6" from floor) > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs
Waist to Waist > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs
Waist to Chest (below shoulder) > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs
Waist to Overhead > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs
Bilateral Carry > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs
Unilateral Carry > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs
Pushing Force > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 20 lbs
Pulling Force > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 15 lbs
Forward Bend - Standing: Seldom
Forward Bend - Sitting: Occasionally
Trunk Rotation - Standing: Seldom
Trunk Rotation - Sitting: Occasionally
Stair Climbing: Seldom
Reach - Above Shoulder: Seldom
Reach - at Shoulder or Below: Seldom
Forceful Grip > 5 lbs: Seldom
Forceful Pinch > 2 lbs: Seldom
Finger/Hand Dexterity: Frequently
[None = No; Seldom = Yes]: Seldom
Primary LocationSITE - 35 Michigan St - Grand Rapids
Department NameOphthalmology - HDVCH
Employment TypeFull time
ShiftDay (United States of America)
Weekly Scheduled Hours40
Hours of Work
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