Ophthalmic Tech- ROP Coordinator (0.6 FTE, Days)

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Category: Clinical Services
Job Type: Part-Time
Shift: Days
Req: 16741
FTE: 0.6

Clinical Services

0.6 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift

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.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job. 

Under the general supervision of the Practice Manager and ROP Physicians. The ROP Ophthalmic Tech will provide direct patient care and technical expertise to patients. The Retinopathy of Prematurity tech provides support and coordination of the Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) screening program both administratively and with direct patient care.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.

•    Maintains the official Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) tracking list for infants. Ensures ROP patient list is complete and current.

•    Tracks all infants who meet the screening criteria for ROP during ROP screening. 

•    Reviews an updated ROP list at least once a week with physician and works to resolve or coordinate any patient care needs.

•    Coordinates for ROP exam and assures all necessary supplies are readily available for procedure. 

•    Independently reconciles patient examinations and recommended follow-ups with patient list in the inpatient and outpatient settings.

•    Ensures scheduling and completion of outpatient follow-up appointments for ROP patients.

•    Obtains and tracks any necessary patient/parent documentation, including notice of missed appointment letter, and may engage with Social Work as needed.

•    Obtains Necessary imaging of patient and documents in medical record.

•    Coordinates and participates with physician for patient NICU Exams, dilation, and rounding.

•    Perform patient imaging as needed in the NICU/Inpatient and clinic/Outpatient settings, as well as upload images into medical record for Physicians to review and complete screening.

•    Track historical list of babies and follow-up, between physicians for ROP program.

•    Follow up with calls & communicates to patients who miss ROP Clinic appointments.

•    Ensure transition for ROP patients from active screening to annual follow up with ophthalmologist.

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: Three (3) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience 

License/Certification: Current American Heart Association (AHA) Certification for Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers.


License/Certification: Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT)issued by the Joint Commission Allied Health Professionals Ophthalmology

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

•    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

•    Must be able to travel between locations positioned throughout the Bay Area.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. 

Pay Range

Compensation is based on the level and requirements of the role.

Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, location, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

Typically, new team members join at the minimum to mid salary range.

Minimum to Midpoint Range (1.0 FTE): $84,364.80 to $95,648.80

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.