At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It's in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Ophthalmology department and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
The Orthoptist will be responsible for:
Providing skilled technical support for the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disorders in patients of all ages while working under the general direction of an ophthalmologist and in accordance with established departmental and professional standards, guidelines and protocols.
Performing comprehensive and specialized ophthalmic examinations.
Interpreting, evaluating and communicating test results and preparing recommendations for patient treatment and management.
Implementing treatment programs and conducting follow-up for designated patients.
Providing support for ophthalmology resident training program.
To qualify, you must have:
A Bachelor's degree with coursework in Orthoptics and six months of related work experience.
Current certification as an Orthoptist by the American Orthoptic Council (AOC) or equivalent level of certification from an accredited foreign program.
The analytical skills to collect information from diverse sources, apply professional principles in performing various analyses, and summarize the information and data in order to solve problems or design relatively complex systems and programs.
Communication skills in order to effectively deal with conflicting views or issues and mediate fair solutions, and well-developed writing skills.
The ability to work Monday - Friday and some evenings & Saturdays.
This position will be for our North Shore offices with the expectation of some work in our main locations in either Boston or Waltham.
Boston Children's Hospital's Department of Ophthalmology (David G. Hunter MD, PhD, Ophthalmologist-in-Chief) is seeking a full time certified orthoptist to join its team of 13 Harvard pediatric ophthalmologists and 7 internationally trained orthoptists. Working in several clinic settings (Boston, Waltham, Peabody, Lexington, Weymouth, Stoneham and Sandwich), our orthoptists evaluate pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus patients, many with complex and rare eye problems. For more information about the Department, please visit: www.childrenshospital.org/eyes
This position is eligible for and Employee Referral Bonus.
Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.
Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
Internal Number: 2676564
About Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital is a 395-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age.