Certified Ophthalmic Technician - The Woodlands (8a - 5p)

 
Position: Certified Ophthalmic Technician - The Woodlands (8a - 5p)

Job ID: 142020

Location: US-TX-The Woodlands

Department: WOO OPHTHALMOLOGY CLINIC

Talent Area: Clinical Support

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Scheduled to open in 2017, Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands is a 548,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art free-standing pediatric hospital designed, equipped and staffed exclusively to treat children and adolescents in The Woodlands and counties throughout Greater North Houston such as Montgomery, Walker, Grimes, Liberty, Harris, Polk, San Jacinto and Hardin counties. Our new facility will include 25 emergency center rooms, 32 acute rooms, 28 critical care rooms, 12 radiology rooms and 4 operating rooms. We will also offer inpatient and outpatient pediatric care in more than 25 specialties including: cancer, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, diabetes and endocrinology, urology, sports medicine, gastroenterology and nutrition, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, otolaryngology, allergy and immunology, dermatology, adolescent medicine and physical rehabilitation. Outpatient care areas are scheduled to open in fall 2016.   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 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.

 

 

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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
  • 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:

  • High School diploma
  • JCAHPO certification in COA
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in 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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