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Senior Orthoptist

Weill Cornell Medical College


Location:
New York, NY
Date:
10/31/2017
2017-10-312018-01-02
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary







Under the supervision of, and in conjunction with, an Ophthalmologist, diagnoses and treats eye movement disorders and associated sensory deficiencies







Job Responsibilities







+ Provides education to ophthalmic technicians, residents, medical students and other physicians regarding the sensorimotor evaluation and treatment of sensorimotor disorders\.



+ Provides educational information to patients and members of the community about eye conditions and their effects\.



+ Utilizes special lenses, filters, prisms and instruments to help patients correct their vision\.



+ Conducts specialized tests to determine the effects of general pathology on the eyes and effects of eye diseases\. Reports on the existence of eye defects to medical practitioners\.



+ Performs specialized eye tests to assess visual acuity, focusing ability, eye movement, binocular function and color vision\.



+ Detects and treats disorders of the eyes within children and adults which prevent normal vision\. Treatment may involve the use of exercises and techniques to control eye movements\.







Education







+ Bachelor's Degree in related field



+ High School Diploma







Experience







Approximately 5\+ years of related experience is preferred







Knowledge, Skills and Abilities







+ Experience working with pediatric ophthalmologists is preferred\.







Licenses and Certifications







+ Certified through the American Orthoptic Council upon completion of two part examination, or equivalent







Working Conditions/Physical Demands







Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world\. Our doctors and scientists\-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization\-are engaged in world\-class clinical care and cutting\-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies\. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U\.S\. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey\. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork\-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork\-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork\-Presbyterian/Queens\. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients \- the center of everything we do\. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer\.
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