Orthoptist – Ophthalmology-Pediatrics (ORTHOPTIST)

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

UCSF Medical Center

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Department Description

Our Ophthalmologists provide consultation, evaluation and treatment of ophthalmological problems through general and subspecialty practices at UCSF Medical Center.

We have the largest surgical eye care program in Northern California, which includes refractive surgery (laser vision correction), cataract and cornea surgery, neuro-ophthalmology, plastic surgery and vitreoretinal surgery. Our other areas of expertise are glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, ocular inflammatory disease (uveitis), ocular oncology, and diagnosis and treatment of retinal degeneration.

Routine vision care is offered at the Comprehensive Ophthalmology Clinic and the Optical Dispensary. This service is conveniently located near primary care providers in the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC). Here, we offer examinations, eyeglass prescriptions, contact lens services, optical dispensing and management of eye diseases by experienced professionals.

Job Summary

This is a Limited Appointment position until November 30, 2020.

Under general supervision of the Clinic Manager, and guided by the policies and procedures of UCSF Medical Center, Ambulatory Services, and the Department of Ophthalmology, the Orthoptist will provide patient services under direct or indirect ophthalmologist supervision.

The Orthoptist will see patients under the supervision of the attending pediatric ophthalmologist and will provide patient care and technical support for pediatric ophthalmology patients and adults with binocular vision problems, eye movement disorders and strabismus.

Required Qualifications
Orthoptist Certification through The American Orthoptic Council Active American Heart Association CPR Certification Bachelor’s Degree The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Health locations

Preferred Qualifications
Two years experience as an Orthoptist in Pediatric Ophthalmology and/or Adult Strabismus clinic Demonstrates proficiency in electronic medical record documentation

Orthoptist Certification through The American Orthoptic Council Active American Heart Association CPR Certification

Living Pride Standards

Service Excellence
Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center’s values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency. Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards. Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information. Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures. Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.
Work Environment
Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture. Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility. Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows. Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments. Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.
The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Health locations is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at diversity.ucsf.edu. UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

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