Sutter Health Orthoptist-Palo Alto in Palo Alto, California

Orthoptics is an ophthalmic field pertaining to the evaluation and treatment of patients with disorders of the visual system with an emphasis on binocular vision and eye movements. Orthoptists are uniquely skilled in diagnostic techniques.

Orthoptists commonly work in pediatric ophthalmology settings. Orthoptists serve patients of all ages, but because of the nature of many binocular disorders, the majority of patients are children. Adult care in the field of Orthoptics is uniquely challenging and rewarding, found in settings of ophthalmology specific to neuro-ophthalmology and adult eye muscle disorders. Orthoptists are key members of a team whose goal is to provide evaluation, understanding and treatment to children and adults with disorders affecting visual function. Orthoptics combines diagnostic ability, technical understanding and therapeutic skills. This health care profession encourages decision-making and an active involvement in patient care.

Certified Orthoptists at PAMF will work under the direction of the Ophthalmologist


  • Must be a graduate of a 4 year college followed by being a graduate of a nationally recognized Orthoptic Fellowship program and be certified (or eligible for certification) by the American Orthoptic Council

  • Current CPR/BLS certification from the American Heart Association

  • Knowledge, understanding and ability to operate visual testing equipment

  • Knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy

Organization: *Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Title: Orthoptist-Palo Alto

Location: California-Peninsula/South Bay and Santa Cruz-Palo Alto

Requisition ID: PAMF-1805832

Other Locations: California-Peninsula/South Bay and Santa Cruz-San Carlos

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.