Low Vision Occupational Therapist - Ophthalmology

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Low Vision Occupational Therapist - Ophthalmology

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Allied Health

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 230002FK

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

UTHealth Houston Ophthalmology is hiring for a Low Vision Occupational Therapist to join their team of professionals. The Low Vision Occupational Therapist will be responsible for: coordinating all occupational therapy to ensure appropriate patient treatment; conducting patient consultation, evaluation, and program planning for all patients; facilitating support groups; and more. The ideal candidate will have certification in low vision with additional preference given to certification in orientation and mobility.

Location: 6400 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas 77030

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Provides professional, educational, and clinical skills in organizing and directing occupational therapy services for ophthalmology patients.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Coordinates all Occupational therapy to ensure appropriate patient treatment.

  2. Conducts patient consultation, evaluation, and program planning for all patients.

  3. Develops home exercise programs to instruct patients in the required exercise for treatment.

  4. Reassesses patient status on an ongoing basis to ensure that treatment goals, plans, and program are appropriate.

  5. Participates in the development and writing of clinical research protocols; utilizes knowledge of area of expertise (e.g. therapy) to promote safety and efficacy in research questions, protocol development, interventions, and outcomes.

  6. Develops educational programs to increase patient/family and community awareness of Occupational therapy treatment including department faculty, staff, researchers.

  7. Recruits and screens patients, enrolls suitable candidates for participation in research protocols.

  8. Assists in the preparation of progress reports and grant proposals to both private foundations and governmental agencies.

  9. May require traveling to the patient’s home as part of rehabilitation process.

  10. Must be able to utilize microperimetry, a kitchen/ ADL training room, Dynavision, driving simulator, etc.

  11. Performs other duties as assigned.


Licensed by the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

Completed or be enrolled in advanced training/certification in vision rehabilitation

Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

Working knowledge of MS Office

Minimum Education:

Bachelors degree from an accredited school of Occupational Therapy.

Masters or Doctoral degree preferred.

Minimum Experience:

One (1) year of relevant experience required. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.


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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.