Certified Ophthalmic Tech

 
Position: Certified Ophthalmic Tech

Job ID: 160824

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Ophthalmology Clinic

Talent Area: Clinical Support

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a-4:30p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s HospitalSince 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Reportas well as recognition from Houston Business Journalas one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston.We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care networkin the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation. To join our community of 14,000+dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for 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 searching for a Certified Ophthalmic Technician -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will 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.

 

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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

· 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

· Assists physician in examining ROP infants in both the inpatient and outpatient setting

· Assures documentation of patient appointment compliance and contact patients prior to appointment

· Provides and/or arranges for and documents the training of department staff, to assure efficient department support staff operations and department-wide compliance with hospital and JCAHO standards

· Ensures the accurate management and documentation maintenance of department financial accountabilities, to ensure timely and accurate reports with timeframe established by hospital



Qualifications:

· Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required for all employees 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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