JOB DESCRIPTION: The Orthoptist works in partnership with the Pediatric and Neuro Ophthalmology team to see patients, perform and analyze measurements, and assist in delivering the ideal patient experience. Examine established patients independently and in collaboration with a the attending physician. Evaluate and treat patients with non-surgical disorders of ocular motility and complaints relating to binocular function. Evaluate and monitor patients with surgical disorders and ocular motility. Perform comprehensive sensorimotor evaluations. Analyze and interpret diagnostic tests in order to plan surgical/non-surgical treatment for patients. Educate clinical staff, medical students, and Ophthalmology residents didactically and practically on ocular motility and binocular function. Perform or assist with research projects to be published or presented at local, regional, or national meetings. Respond to phone inquiries and forms from patients, parents, referring physicians, and agencies pertaining to patient care. Provide clear and concise patient instructions and counseling. Increase volume of patients that receive clinical care per clinic day and an associated increase in physician's surgical base.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree from a four year accredited college or university and diploma from accredited Orthoptic training program required. Two years of related experience which can include an Orthoptic internship required. Board certified by the American Orthoptic Council required within 6 months of hire date with Emory.