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Orthoptist

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center - Riyadh
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Job Speciality: Opthalmology Department

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 of use special test and communication techniques to facilitate diagnosis and treatment of children or disable patients

  • Evaluate diagnose, or treat disorders of the visual system with an emphasis on binocular vision of abnormal eye movements

  • Examine patients with problems related to ocular motility, binocular vision, emblyophia, or strabismus

  • Perform diagnostic tests or measurements such as motor testing, visual acuity treating lensometry and retinoscopy, etc.

  • Provide instructions to patients or family members concerning diagnoses or treatment plan

  • 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 convergence insufficiency

  • 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 patients condition

Qualifications Required:

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of orthoptics

Experience Required:

  • At least two (2) years of formal orthoptic training in an accredited centre

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