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Penn State Health Orthoptist - Ophthalmology UPC1 in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Varied

Hours: Varied

Penn State Health’s Ophthalmology team is searching for the next Orthoptist to join our Eye Center team providing advanced care!

The Orthoptist will join a group of experts consisting of sixteen ophthalmologists, four optometrists, and two Orthoptists providing twelve specialty services to both pediatric and adult patients.

As an integral part of the clinical care team, the Orthoptist is responsible for the performance of complex and various ophthalmic tests and evaluations. Our Orthoptists evaluate and treat adult and pediatric patients with problems related to ocular motility, binocular vision, amblyopia, or strabismus. Additionally, our Orthoptists evaluate, diagnose, or treat disorders of the visual system with an emphasis on binocular vision or abnormal eye movements.


A Bachelor's Degree required.

Completion of a (2) year postgraduate approved program in Orthoptics required.

Certification as an Orthoptist by the American Orthoptic Council required


Excellent active listening, critical thinking, and oral & written communication skills required

Ability to solve complex problems required.

Penn State Health offers exceptional benefits beginning day one, strong tuition reimbursement programs to help our employees grow professionally, and a strong paid time off program to ensure our employees are able to achieve strong life/work balance.

Beyond that, Central Pennsylvania is a wonderful place to live and work!

Why Central PA?

We are proud to possess a vibrant downtown area which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Hershey and Harrisburg Orchestras, museums, a highly rated amusement park, the Hershey Theater, farmer’s markets and some of the finest dining in the region. We are an easy distance from the Fulton Theater, York Little Theater, Lancaster’s Amish country, and walkable towns like Hummelstown and Lititz. For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, and hunting. For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, the Minor League Baseball’s Harrisburg Senators, and the United Soccer League’s Penn FC. Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living and is also within a day trip distance of some of the country’s most famous cities - New York, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.

If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday, email or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: Non Bargained