Reporting to a Consultant Opthalmologist, Orthoptist performs orthoptic evaluation on children and adult patients and prescribes corrective action to gain normal and effective vision.
Essential Responsibilities & Duties
- Performs orthoptic examination and testing as directed by referring physicians.
- Maintains ophthalmic equipment by general servicing and maintenance.
- Assists in the development of procedures for technical and clinical activities.
- Ensures adequate inventory of consumables and supplies for designated area.
- Performs other applicable tasks and duties assigned within the realm of his/her knowledge, skills and abilities.
- Participates in self and others' education, training and development, as applicable.
- Follows all hospital-related policies and procedures.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Develop non-surgical treatment plans for patients with conditions such as strabismus, nystagmus, and other visual disorders
- Develop or use special test and communication techniques to facilitate diagnosis and
- treatment of children or disabled patients.
- Evaluate diagnose, or treat disorders of the visual system with an emphasis on binocular vision or abnormal eye movements.
- Examine patients with problems related to ocular motility , binocular vision, amblyopia, or strabismus.
- Perform diagnostic tests or measurements such as motor testing, visual acuity testing, lensometry, and retinoscopy, etc.
- Provide instructions to patients or family members concerning diagnoses or treatment plans.
- Provide non-surgical interventions, including corrective lenses, patches, drops, fusion exercises, or stereograms, to treat conditions such as strabismus, heterophoria, and conver ence insufficienc .
- Provide training related to clinical methods or orthoptics to students, resident physicians, or other health professionals.
- Collaborate with ophthalmologists, optometrists, or other specialists in the diagnosis, treatment, or management plan or the patient's condition.
- Tax-Free income
- Single-Status contract
- Fully Furnished Accommodations provided
- Relocation Allowance
- Free flights home
- Generous vacations (54 days)
- Must be a graduate of an accredited school of orthoptics, and
- Ophthalmic Medical Technician by the Joint Commission of Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) preferred, and
- At least 2 years of formal orthoptic training in an accredited centre.