Certified Ophthalmic Tech

 
Position: Certified Ophthalmic Tech

Job ID: 160741

Location: US-TX-The Woodlands

Department: WOO OPHTHALMOLOGY CLINIC

Talent Area: Clinical Support

Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital TheWoodlands is north Houston’s first true, free-standing pediatric hospital designed, equipped and staffed exclusively to provide care in more than 25 areas of specialty care for children and adolescents. Hospital facilities include 24 emergency center rooms, outpatient exam rooms, radiology rooms, operating rooms and acute care beds, as well as a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). To join our community of 14,000+dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.orgfor career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age,genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Summary:

We are on the hunt for our next Certified Ophthalmic Technician—someone who can thrive in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position you’ll provide ophthalmic technical support in the patient care area in a manner developmentally appropriate for the ages of patients served (0 to 18 years) and adults as necessary. We need someone who can obtain medical history and perform technical eye exams.

Think you’ve got what it takes?



Responsibilities :

  • Performs preliminary measurements and exams on both pediatric and adult ophthalmology patients
  • Performs visual acuity, color vision testing, lensometry, exophthalmometry, Amsler grid, Schirmer test, pupil evaluation, anterior chamber depth assessment, stereo testing, ocular motility on extraocular muscle actions, strabismus, amblyopia, and assessment methods on children and adults
  • Performs basic instrument maintenance on ophthalmoscopes, retinoscopes, lensometers, perimeters, tangent screen, phoropter/trial frames, slit lamps, keratometers, muscle light, surgical instruments
  • Obtains ophthalmic history from patient or parent including but not limited to, presenting complaint, past ocular history, family history, systemic illness, medications, allergies and drug reactions, review of systems, social history, developmental history
  • Transports medications as requested, excluding controlled substances, following established medication security guidelines
  • Coordinates ROP patients
  • Assists physician in examining ROP infants in both the inpatient and outpatient setting
  • Coordinates appointments, compiles list and tracks active ROP infants
  • Participates in Hospital quality improvement act ivies, offers written or verbal recommendations and participates in the development of team goals yearly
  • Attends continuing education workshops, seminars and in-services and fulfills all mandatory educational requirements as documented on the staff development roster


Qualifications:

  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption. 
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • COA or COT certification from the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) required
  • 2 years’ experience in an ophthalmology or optometry office required


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