Ophthalmic Technician Trainer

Katzen Eye Group
Lutherville Timonium, MD
Sep 10, 2022
Sep 25, 2022
Full Time
Overview: Katzen Eye Group is searching for a skilled, socused, results driven Ophthalmic Technician Trainer for our practice - No late evenings, no major holidays or Sundays, a robust benefits package, a team oriented working environment where you are seen, heard and respected as well as clear career ladder opportunities. This is your opportunity to join one of the areas most recognized leaders in ophthalmology and optometry. Katzen Eye Group was established in 1968 in Baltimore. Since that time it has grown to be one of the largest and most trusted eye practices in Maryland. Our staff consists of ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians and skilled medical professionals offering services ranging from basic eye exams to the most sophisticated testing and complicated surgical treatment of eye diseases. We are committed to customer service, and making every interaction extraordinary while inspiring the complete confidence of our patients. Our employees contribute directly to the growth and success of our practices, and take pride in being a member of our team. We strongly believe that the manner in which our patients and customers are treated by our employees is as important as the services provided by the doctor. All of us at Katzen Eye Group are committed to inclusion and diversity. We believe today more than ever; it isn't speaking the words, but starts with a culture of service, caring and listening and we would throughly enjoy meeting with you and discussing our employment opportunities. The Ophthalmic Technician/Clinical Trainer is responsible for interviewing and assisting in the selection process for new clinical team members and for the methodical, timely training per established guidelines, of both new and seasoned team members. This position is also responsible for assisting, when the demands of business require, our ophthalmologists and optometrists in the exam lane. Travel between our various practice offices is required. Our Top Candidates will have at least 5 years of previous, verifiable experience as a clinical ophthalmology trainer or lead technician in an ophthalmology practice. Candidates are required to hold a COA with a COT being highly preferred. **Eyecare Services Partners will now only consider candidates who can verify prior to hire that they either have been fully vaccinated against the Covid 19 virus or have started the vaccine process by having their initial dose before starting in their new position and are committed to completing that process within 30 days of starting work. Exemptions for medical and religious concerns will be considered. Responsibilities: Participate in the interviewing and selection process of all new clinical technician candidatesUtilization of current technician training resources for the training of new team membersUtilization of current training resources in the required ongoing training of all clinical team membersDevelop training plans for both new and current team members based on their title and responsibilities and current level of knowledge In conjunction with the management team, develop plans of action and oversee subsequent training for team members that exhibit apparent shortcomings in testing proceduresWork to update training procedures where appropriate and where new procedures or equiment for testing come onlineOther Occassional Responsibilities: Initial work up of patients such as gathering chief complaint, ocular and systemic history, past family and social history and complete review of systemsMeasuring visual acuities, intraocular pressures, refraction, pachymetry and morePerforming external slit lamp examination and administering eye drops Performing tests aimed at diagnosing ocular ailments, disorders, and other problemsAssists with in-office procedures and injections ensuring proper informed consent is obtainedAssists with patient education.Scribe in electronic medical records format to document the patient visit and examinationAssist with stocking supplies, ensuring cleanliness of patient exams room or office and other administrative or clinical duties as assigned Qualifications: At least five years of experience in a work up position within an ophthalmic practice. Lead position highly preferredCOA certification is required. COT certification is highly preferredPrevious clinical training responsiblities in an ophthalmology practice is highly preferredBS degree, preferrably towards a secondary eduication teaching path is highly preferredKnowledge of medical and ophthalmic terminology Knowledge of EHRMust be willing to travel to other offices to meet the demands of team trainingPossess strong communication and interpersonal skillsBe a well-organized, team-player with great attention to detailDemonstrate superior computer skillsHighly energetic with positive attitudeMust be able to walk and stand for eight hoursMust be able to type or write legibly in a dimly-lit settingIn Turn We Will Provide:Benefits to full time team members that include comprehensive medical, dental and optical coverage, 401K and short and long term disabilityCompany paid life insurancePaid holidays and generous paid time offPaid parking where applicableTeam oriented working environment where you are heard and respectedClear career ladder opportunities #ESP2

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