Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Ophthalmic Tech I - Clinic-Peds-Watson Court (1.0 FTE, Days) in Palo Alto, California

Clinical Services

1.0 FTE, 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 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 patient¿s 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 equivalentExperience: One (1) year of directly related work experienceLicense/Certification: BLS

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.

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 identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.