Learn more about our Austin expansion

New hospital coming in early 2024

Clinical Support

Certified Ophthalmic Technology Educator

Houston, TX, US
    Position: Certified Ophthalmic Technology Educator
    Talent Area: Clinical Support
    Full/Part Time: Full time
    Location: Houston, TX, US
    Regular/Temporary: Regular
    Department: Ophthalmology Clinic
    Shift: 8 AM - 5 PM
    Job ID: 406977

We’re looking for a Certified Ophthalmic Technical Educator, someone who’s ready to grow with our company. In this position you will assists in creating and coordinating centralized and decentralized ophthalmic technician onboarding process, education and development programs, performance improvement initiatives and leads special projects for the Ophthalmology Department of Ambulatory Services. Act as clinical expert and consultant for ophthalmology (direct patient care) functions within the department and their assigned work groups. Supports the clinic supervisor to coordinate daily clinical and personnel activities for the Department. Collaborates with leaders, other teams, and departments to ensure timely and appropriate care flows in the units.

Think you’ve got what it takes?

Job Duties & 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, and developmental history.
•   Performs other essential job-related duties.
•   Coordinates ROP patients.
•   Provides Administrative Support.
•   Leads the educational and training program for technicians and supports departmental management of the team. Mentors and Develops staff to help with employee orientation, training program implementation, feedback, and team development.
•   Accountable for supporting the daily team needs to include clinic flow and coordination, problem solving for team within the Department. Participates in special projects, new initiatives, and performance improvement initiatives for the department.
•   Coordinates continuous state of readiness initiatives for department.

Skills & Requirements
•   Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.
•   Required H.S. Diploma or GED and be a Graduate of a formal Ophthalmic technician program from a school that is listed by the credentialing body, JCAHPO, as an accredited school
•   Required Licenses/Certifications
o   COA - Cert-Cert Ophthalmic Assistant Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO)
o   COT - Cert-Cert Ophthalmic TECH Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO)
o   OPTMTRST - Licensed Optometrist Texas Optometry Board
•   Required 3 years of experience in an ophthalmology or optometry office


About Texas Children’s

Since 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 Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as 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 network in 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 for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at

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.

Join Us


More Opportunities

Medical Assistant II- TCSC Sugarland

Medical Assistant
Sugar Land, TX

Medical Assistant (MA) TCP Katy

Category TBD
Location TBD

Senior Account Representative

Administrative Support
Houston, TX