Apply for this job now

Optometrist - Division of Ophthalmology

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Job Type
19 May 2023

Day (United States of America)

Seeking Breakthrough Makers

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) offers countless ways to change lives. Our diverse community of more than 20,000 Breakthrough Makers will inspire you to pursue passions, develop expertise, and drive innovation.

At CHOP, your experience is valued; your voice is heard; and your contributions make a difference for patients and families. Join us as we build on our promise to advance pediatric care-and your career.

CHOP's Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

CHOP is committed to building an inclusive culture where employees feel a sense of belonging, connection, and community within their workplace. We are a team dedicated to fostering an environment that allows for all to be their authentic selves. We are focused on attracting, cultivating, and retaining diverse talent who can help us deliver on our mission to be a world leader in the advancement of healthcare for children.

We strongly encourage all candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply.

A Brief Overview
The Optometrist provides optometric services to patients needing primarily diagnostic and refractive care at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

What you will do

Perform complete vision exams as needed on new and established patients with a variety of childhood and adolescent eye and vision disorders.
Work closely with the CHOP Ophthalmologist staff to coordinate care of patients, including referring more significant medical and surgical patients within the CHOP Ophthalmology practice group as appropriate.
Maintain the high diagnostic and treatment standards of the practice, including accurate documentation of the services rendered, providing education to patients and families, and delivering prompt communication to referring doctors and other care providers.
Answer patient/family questions and respond to telephone encounters that are submitted in EPIC.
Represent division of ophthalmology at outreach events.

Education Qualifications

Doctorate Optometry Required

Experience Qualifications

At least two (2) years experience as an Optometrist. Required
Previous experience in clinical optometry including general optometry, optometric examinations, refraction, contact lens prescription, diagnosis and treatment of eye and vision disorders in children Required
At least five (5) years of experience as a licensed Optometrist Preferred
Previous experience documenting clinical exams in an electronic health record Preferred

Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of optometric practice, including coding and billing for optometric services.

To carry out its mission, CHOP is committed to supporting the health of our patients, families, workforce, and global community. As a condition of employment, professionals working onsite-at any CHOP location, for any portion of time-must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Learn more.

CHOP also requires employees who work in patient care buildings to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemptions for valid religious and medical reasons. Start dates may be delayed until candidates are immunized or exemption requests are reviewed.

EEO / VEVRAA Federal Contractor Tobacco Statement
Apply for this job now


  • Job Reference: 1010171289-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Childrens Hospital Of Philadelphia
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent