Vanderbilt University Medical Center Certified Orthoptist Vanderbilt Eye Institute in Nashville, Tennessee

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Department/Unit Summary

At the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, we strive to make life better for adults and children with eye conditions including glaucoma, vision loss and diseases of the retina. We treat patients from across Tennessee and the Southeast. Our doctors, researchers and support staff use the latest technologies and methods, and we conduct vital vision research that translates to better treatments.

The Vanderbilt Eye Institute is a leader in quality eye care. We offer the latest technologies and methods while conducting innovative research to improve patients' lives and prevent vision loss.

We work hard each day because your eyes areimportant to us.

The Vanderbilt Eye Institute attracts some of the most talented doctors and researchers in the country. Our subspecialty ophthalmologists have completed a minimum of one year of fellowship training after residency and are board eligible or board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Vanderbilt Eye Institute's award-winning research staff collaborates with our doctors as well as other Vanderbilt departments to pursue discoveries that enhance the vision of patients everywhere.

Your Role:

Administers orthoptic and/or pleoptic diagnostic tests for patients with ocular motility disorders independently. Assists in treatment to develop or rehabilitate binocularvision. May also perform duties of an ophthalmic technician.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Assistsin diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of patients with eye muscle disordersand/or amblyopia; administer diagnostic tests such as measuring visual acuity,ocular motility, and binocular function.

  • Preparesreports and confers with ophthalmologist about patient progress; instructpatients during office therapy and in the utilization of exercises for hometherapy.

  • Interactswith the patient in a professional manner using AIDET techniques; serves as arole model/leader in patient interactions.

  • Leadsteam in maintaining a clean working environment, stocked rooms, equipment, andEOC guidelines.

  • Theresponsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additionalduties may be assigned.


  • Bachelor’sdegree required from an Accredited Orthoptic Program

  • CertifiedOrthoptist

  • Must have obtained his/her Honors Certificate from the AACO.

  • Experienceworking at an eye care facility with adult and pediatric patients

Highly Desired Requirements:

  • 2+years of relevant experience

  • Travel with provider to satellite clinics may be required to providesupport and assist with patient care. Our off-site locations are Madison,Franklin, Lebanon, Skyline, Tullahoma, Murfreesboro, Lawrenceburg, and Bellevuealong with the Main Campus location.

Shift Hours:

  • Thisposition is Monday – Friday (Days)

  • Travelto other clinics may be required

VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

  • US News & World Report: #1 Hospital inTennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center at ), 12 adult and 10pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Educationand Training

  • Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.

  • Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100Greatest Hospitals in America"

  • The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" inHospital Safety Score

  • National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grantawardees for medical research in the US

  • Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses arethe only group honored in Tennessee

  • Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee'shealthiest employer

  • American Hospital Association: among the 100"Most Wired" medical systems in the US

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This position requires a Bachelor's degree and relevant experience or the equivalent.

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

Certified Orthoptist

Job Ophthalmology

Organization: VEI Campus 303540

Title: Certified Orthoptist Vanderbilt Eye Institute

Location: TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Eye Institute

Requisition ID: 1802437

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