Ophthalmic Technician I - Clinic-Peds-South Bay (1.0 FTE, Days)

Category: Clinical Services
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Location:  Palo Alto CA 94303
Req: 11791
FTE: 1

Clinical Services

1.0 FTE, 8-Hour Day Shifts

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.


Under the general supervision of the clinical nurse manager, physician, and supervisor, the Ophthalmic Assistant I performs entry level technical duties as well as administrative and examination room inventory and support. 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 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 visual field testing using Goldman and Humphrey testing procedures.

  • Fill out Treatment Authorization Requests (TAR'S) along with Rx when medicinal prescriptions are put through with MCAL for coverage.

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

  • Look up individual patients medical records for pertinent medical notes.

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

  • Send out copies of last eye exams to noted individual/organization when completed release of information form is received.

  • Stock clinic rooms with tissue, cotton tipped applicators, evaluation material, diagnostic ophthalmic drops, and forms.

  • Uncover all the instruments in the rooms, turn on the computers and clean up the rooms if necessary.

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: One (1) year of directly related work experience

License/Certification: Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification

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 verbal and written 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.