Certified Ophthalmic Tech -Medical Center (8a-5p)

 
Position: Certified Ophthalmic Tech -Medical Center (8a-5p)

Job ID: 145163

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Ophthalmology Clinic

Talent Area: Clinical Support

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

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 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for a Certified Ophthalmic Tech – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll rovide 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.

 

Think you’ve got what it takes?



Responsibilities :

  • 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
  • Performs other duties in accordance with written polices and procedures as assigned by management within the specified time with no more than one late occurrence per year
  • 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 standards
  • Ensures the accurate management and documentation maintenance of department financial accountabilities, to ensure timely and accurate reports with timeframe established by Hospital
  • Provides input regarding hiring, firing and evaluations of employees


Qualifications:

  • HS. Diploma or GED
  • COA - Cert-Cert Ophthalmic Assistant OR COT - Cert-Cert Ophthalmic TECH
  • 2 years experience in an ophthalmology or optometry office
  • Knowledge of ophthalmic technology, equipment, supplies and ophthalmic terminology
  • Ability to obtain medical history and perform technical eye exams


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