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Ophthalmic Technician

Job Title: Ophthalmic Technician- COA, COT, COMT
Location: Southside/ Beach
Hours: Monday – Friday / 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (occasional late / early hours and weekend hours)
Reports to: Clinic Supervisor
Salary: Competitive salary and benefit package provided. All inquiries are confidential.

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • At least 1-2 years of ophthalmic technician experience
  • JCAHPO Ophthalmic Certification preferred – minimum scribe certification within the first 90 days of employment.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to effectively multitask.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Superior communication skills both oral and written.
  • Must present a professional image.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to occasionally lift up to 25 lbs., kneeling, standing for a long period of time, and sitting for a long period of time.

Overview:
The ophthalmic technician is responsible for greeting the patients in a prompt and courteous manner while maintaining a professional appearance and conduct at all times. Demonstrates the ability to work with geriatric patients and patients of all ages. Performs a variety of patient care activities to assist physician(s) and medical office personnel. Adheres to Atlantic Eye Institute policies and practices but not limited to standards for safety, attendance, punctuality, and personal appearance.

Responsibilities:

  • Start a visit in the EMR system. Completes a chief complaint that meets all HPI requirements.
  • Enters all the medical and family history for new patients and updates established patients medical history (medical procedures, diagnosis, medications, drug allergies, family history, social history, MIPS requirements) as needed in accordance with established guidelines and office protocols.
  • Completes a ROS- A full ROS is performed for new patient exam and yearly exams. Use a custom ROS for existing follow up exams.
  • Able to performs autorefraction, lensometry, visual acuity, refractometry (plus cylinder), over refractions of contact lenses, goldmann tonometry, pupils evaluations, muscle evaluations, confrontational visual field, angle evaluation, establish eye dominance, glare testing, amsler grid, and color vision testing as needed in accordance with established guidelines and office protocols.
  • Able to perform OCT, Humphrey visual fields, Optos, Ascan,Lenstar (optical biometry), corneal topography, pachymetry, Shirmer’s tear testing.
  • Instill all drops required for procedures and exams including mydriatic agent(s) and choleringic agent(s) in the affected eye(s) as required.
  • Clean and stock exam rooms in an ongoing basis. Check expiration dates of medications and supplies as appropriate.
  • PFC/RX duties- Respond to triage calls and medication refills/prior authorizations.
  • Demonstrates compliance with all provisions of safety rules and other policies and procedures. Yearly OSHA/biohazard training.
  • Maintains patient confidentially HIPPA guidelines.
  • Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested and enhances professional growth and development through, education programs, seminars, and conferences.