Certified Ophthalmic Tech

 
Position: Certified Ophthalmic Tech

Job ID: 153532

Location: US-TX-Austin

Department: Austin Mopac Spec Care Surg

Talent Area: Clinical Support

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Days

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Austin Texas Children’s Hospital has begun its expansion from Houston to Austin! We are excited about the opportunity to extend Texas Children’s mission to a large and growing population of children and women. Our Urgent Care opened in March 2018, several pediatric practices will open this spring and summer, and our first Specialty Care Center will open this October. The Specialty Care Center is located at 8611 North Mopac Expressway, approximately 8 miles north of downtown Austin near Highway 183 and will include these subspecialties and more: • Cardiology • Pulmonary Medicine • Neurology • Diabetes/Endocrinology • Gastroenterology • Dermatology • Allergy & Immunology • Urology • Ophthalmology • Plastic Surgery. Our robust, outpatient-focused approach includes a plan through 2021 for 18 pediatric practices, 4 urgent cares, 3 specialty care centers, and 2 maternal fetal medicine centers, all on 1 integrated medical record. Texas Children’s presence in Austin helps deliver regional coordination of care and is synergistic to the core services offered at our Texas Medical Center campus in Houston.   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 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.

 

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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 activies, 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:

  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited school
  • One of the following license/certification:
    • COA - Cert-Cert Ophthalmic Assistant (Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology - JCAHPO)
    • COT - Cert-Cert Ophthalmic TECH (Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology - JCAHPO)
    • OPTMTRST - Licsend Optometrist (Texas Optometry Board)
  • 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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