Ophthalmic Technician

MedStar Health
Leonardtown, MD
May 17, 2018
May 21, 2018
Accountant, IT
Full Time
MedStar Eye Physicians located in Charlotte Hall is currently seeking a full time highly skilled ophthalmology technician to join our team! We are a fast paced ophthalmology office with two locations and 4 providers who specialize in cataract, retina and glaucoma diseases of the eye. This position is Monday Friday, no weekends or holidays! We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package including a generous PTO plan! Job description - Under moderate supervision performs visual testing of patients for detection of eye disease, obtains patients histories and performs diagnostic testing. Requires certification as; Certified Ophthalmic Asst., Certified Ophthalmic Technician or Certified Retinal Angiographer. Qualifications EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent required. Associates degree in related field preferred. EXPERIENCE: 3 years experience as an Ophthalmic Technician. 5 years experience as an Ophthalmic Technician preferred. LICENSE/CERT/REG: COT (Certified Ophthalmic Technician) or COA (Certified Ophthalmic Assistant) certification required or obtain certification within 1 year. CPR certification required. SKILLS: Technical skills associated with assuring the appropriate performance of all emergency equipment utilized. Ability to recognize and remain calm during emergency situations. Ability to obtain, analyzed and prepare data from various patients. Ability to anticipate physician/patient needs. Analytical ability to identify and resolve clinical problems. Ability to express ideas clearly through verbal and written communications. Mathematical ability to perform required calculations. Basic computer skills preferred. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Acquaint all new patients with the office procedures to which they will be exposed. Inform patients of the purpose of all tests personally performed and how they will be affected during the tests. Audit clinical supply levels, communicating to Physician which items falls below par level. Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations. Cover front desk responsibilities as needed. Duties may include answering phones, scheduling and cancelling appointments, pre-registering and registering patients in Cerner, and preparing patient charts. Determine which patient should be taken next from the waiting room to have testing initiated. Escort all patients from the waiting room for data collection. Following testing, advise as to who will see them next and make the patient comfortable during wait. Maintain a smooth flow of patients to the physician, altering the test sequence as required. Communicate with reception and lead ophthalmic technician to facilitate proper patient flow. Obtain patient history to include chief complaint, history of present illness, past history (ocular and general), family history (ocular and general), and history of allergies and medications. Participates in meetings and on committees and represent the department and hospital in community outreach efforts. Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams. Perform accurate and consistent documentation and measurement tasks to include: Visual Activity, Manual Lenometry, Confrontational Visual Fields, Stereo Testing, Evaluation of Motility, Pupillary Function Tests, Color Plates, Application Tonometry, Advanced Refractometry, Retinoscopy, Angle Assessment, Dilation of Pupils, Contact Lens Evaluations, Visual Field Testing, Optic Nerve Scanning (ie OCT, HRT, GDx), Pachymetry, Corneal Topography, A Scan and B Scan, Ophthalmic Imaging including Flourescein Angiography. Performs other duties as assigned. Provide telephone support regarding ocular emergencies, prescription refills and patient care questions. Confirm patients appointments by phone two business days in advance. Troubleshoot instruments as necessary, replacing bulbs, checking connections, performing archiving functions according to manufacturer recommendations, and reporting continued difficulty to Physician. About MedStar HealthMedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, DC, region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

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