Ophthalmic Technician II - Clinic-Peds-Watson Court (1.0 FTE, Days)

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Category: Clinical Services
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Location:  Palo Alto CA 94034
Req: 7492
FTE: 1

Clinical Services

1.0 F TE, 8 Hour Day Shifts

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms.

Under the general supervision of the clinical nurse manager, physician, and supervisor, the Ophthalmic Assistant II will perform all of the tasks listed for Ophthalmic Assistant I with the additional responsibilities listed below. Perform an array of measurements and ophthalmic testing as requested by the physician and medical staff.

Essential Functions

  • Accurately and correctly measures autorefraction, corneal curvature and patient's axial length with the A-Scan unit.

  • Accurately and correctly measures patient's color vision and visual acuity using potential visual acuity meter or Retinometer.

  • Accurately and correctly measures patient's intraocular pressure using applanation tonometer and Tonopen.

  • Accurately and correctly performs and records visual acuity, both distance and near, used pinhole and appropriate.

  • Accurately and correctly performs diagnostic ultrasound, both A and B Scan modes

  • Accurately and correctly performs Electrophysiology testing.

  • Accurately and correctly performs visual field testing using Goldman and Humphrey testing procedures

  • Accurately and correctly uses corneal topography unit.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the indications, pathology and basic interpretations of test being performed.

  • Demonstrates skill assisting physicians during Argon and Yag laser procedures.

  • Follows policy/procedure to instill eye drops and administer medication.

  • Performs eye irrigations according to physician's order and written procedure.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

License/Certification: BLS - Basic Life Support


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to establish and maintain excellent client relationship, exhibit exemplary interpersonal skills and exercise sound judgment and professionalism in business and personnel matters.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Ability to solve problems and identify solutions.

  • Knowledge and use of eye drops and medications.

  • Knowledge and use of ophthalmic eye instruments and equipment.

  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.

  • Knowledge of Medical Terminology.

  • Knowledge of ophthalmic environment and laboratory controls, methods, procedures and regulations.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.