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Orthoptist

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Orthoptist- DCMG SECTION OPHTHALMOLOGY - Full-Time, Day - Seton Northwest Hospital - Austin, TX

Location: Seton Northwest Medical Plaza, we also have satellite clinics in Cedar Park and Dripping Springs

Schedule: Mon-Friday 8am to 4:30pm

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension Seton, based in Austin, Texas, is a faith-based non-profit healthcare system founded in 1902 by the Daughters of Charity. Called to be a sign of God’s unconditional love for all, Ascension Seton strives to expand access to high-quality, low-cost, person-centered care and services. Ascension Seton operates more than 100 clinical locations, including four teaching hospitals which serve as training sites for Dell Medical School at The University of Texas.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

 

What You Will Do

As an Orthoptist with Seton Family of Hospitals-TX, you will have the opportunity to evaluate and treat ocular motility disorders. In this role, you will perform sensorimotor exams on both pediatric and adult strabismus patients. You will aid physicians in non-surgical treatment of Diplopia and Strabismus. You will be responsible to follow up with care for stable Amblyogenic patients. Our team is made up of 4 full time Pediatric Ophthalmologists, 1 part-time Pediatric Neuro Ophthalmologist and 1 part time Orthoptist. Our clinic is high volume with a caring touch. We serve the underprivileged and underinsured in our community. We are looking for someone with a great skill set and a kind heart to join our growing team.

Responsibilities:

  • Assesses patient's vision, eye position and eye movement and supports the ophthalmologist by performing preliminary examinations.
  • Diagnoses and formulates a treatment plan.
  • Advises patients with low vision on the use of magnification and other strategies.
  • Collects clinical data for audits and the establishment of relevant protocols.

What You Will Need

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

  • Required Credential(s):
    • Orthoptist obtained within 12 Months (1 year) of hire date or job transfer date. 
    • Certified Orthoptist preferred.

Education:

  • Diploma 
    • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Technical degree required
    • Bachelor's degree preferred

Work Experience:

  • 2-3 years of Orthoptist experience strongly preferred
  • Completed two years in an accredited fellowship program a plus.
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus
  • none required

Equal Employment Opportunity

Seton Healthcare Family is an equal employment opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local equal employment regulations and laws. It is the policy of the Seton Healthcare Family to afford equal employment opportunities to all employees and prospective employees without regard to their race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or status that is protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all personnel actions, such as hiring, promotion, transfer, demotion, termination, layoff and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Affirmative Action goes beyond the concept of equal employment opportunity. Affirmative Action policies and programs are required to overcome the present effects of past discrimination and to achieve equal employment opportunity for members of groups that are or have been formerly under-represented. Affirmative Action policies and programs are tools whereby additional efforts are made to recruit, employ and promote qualified members of formerly excluded groups, even if that exclusion cannot be traced to particular discriminatory actions. Through specific and result-oriented activities, Seton Healthcare Family’s goals are to ensure that every person is given full consideration through equal employment opportunity policies and practices and to achieve a representative workforce through its affirmative action efforts.
 
It is further the policy of the Seton Healthcare Family to encourage vendors, contractors, affiliate institutions and others doing business with the Seton Healthcare Family to observe the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.
 

Seton Healthcare Family is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement
 

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

Job ID: 383706
Category: Dental and Optical Services
Ministry: Ascension Seton, TX
Location: Austin, TX

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