Certified Ophthalmic Tech

 
Position: Certified Ophthalmic Tech

Job ID: 163405

Location: US-TX-Sugar Land

Department: Specialty Care Sugarland

Talent Area: Clinical Support

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Specialty Care, strategically located throughout the greater Houston area, Texas Children's Specialty Care offer the same high-quality pediatric subspecialty care as our hospital – right in your neighborhood. Staffed by pediatric specialists from Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, our teams are trained to care for the physical and emotional needs of children and adolescents. Working closely with a child's primary-care physician, our specialists diagnose health conditions and develop patient-specific treatment plans. Texas Children's Specialty Care locations use child-sized medical equipment in colorful, child-friendly atmospheres that cater to young patients' needs and interests.   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. At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for all our patients and families that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff, and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a legacy for future employees of this great organization.   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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