Certified Ophthalmic Tech

Houston, TX 77030

Posted: 09/03/2019 Industry: Health Care Pay Rate: $24/hr

Pulse Staffing is seeking an experienced Certified Ophthalmic Technician for a contract assignment available with a clinic in the Medical Center area of Houston, TX.

Position is responsible for:

Responsibility A: 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.
Responsibility B: Performs other essential job-related duties.
• Participates in Hospital quality improvement act ivies, offers written or verbal recommendations and participates in the development of team goals yearly.
• Attends clinic staff meetings and reads minutes 90% of the time to keep abreast of current information as documented in the meeting sign-in sheets.
• 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.
Responsibility C: 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.
• Assures documentation of patient appointment compliance and contact patients prior to appointment.
• Assists in patient education.

Required Skills: To 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. • Knowledge of ophthalmic technology, equipment, supplies and ophthalmic terminology. • Ability to obtain medical history and perform technical eye exams.

Required Education: H.S. Diploma or GED;

Required Credentials: COA-Cert-Cert ophthalmic Assistant from the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalogy (JCAHPO) or COT-Cert-Cert Ophthalmic TECH from the JCAHPO

Required Experience: 2 years of recent experience in an ophthalmology or optometry office 

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