Ophthalmic Technician

Employer
Eye Doctors of Washington
Location
Chevy Chase, MD
Posted
Apr 29, 2021
Closes
May 05, 2021
Ref
1947295091
Hours
Full Time
Overview Eye Doctors of Washington has an exciting career opportunity for Skilled Ophthalmic Technicians . We are a progressive, multi-location, fast paced ophthalmology practice. Interested candidates should be comfortable working independently and as a team member. Applicants must be willing to work between offices. Competitive compensation package includes: health, dental, long-term disability, paid family leave and 401k. If you are energetic and ready to take your career to the next level then this is the position for you. The right candidate with some medical background would be accepted, as we do have a significant training program. Responsibilities Clinical Duties Escort all patients from the waiting room for data collection. Following testing, advise them as to who will see them next and regularly check on patients to ensure they are comfortable while they are waiting. 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. Maintain a smooth flow of patients to the physician, altering the test sequence as required. Obtain and concisely record patient history to include chief complaint, history of present illness, past medical history (ocular and general), family history (ocular and general), social history, history of any allergies, and medications. Perform accurate and consistent documentation and measurement tasks to include: Visual Acuity, Manual Lensometry, Confrontational Visual Fields, Stereo Testing, Evaluation of Motility, Pupillary Function Tests, Color Plates, Applanation Tonometry, Advanced Refractometry, Angle Assessment, Dilation of Pupils, Contact Lens Evaluations, Visual Field Testing, Optic Nerve Scanning (ie Cirrus and Spectralis OCT), Pachymetry, Corneal Topography and other tasks specific to the physician needs as a result of new technologies. Perform duties consistent with ophthalmic writer/scribe if applicable Assist physician with laser procedures. Assist physician with minor surgery, maintaining practice standards of sterile technique and infection control. Provide telephone support regarding ocular emergencies, prescription refills and patient care questions. Communicate with reception and location lead ophthalmic technician to facilitate proper patient flow. Administrative Duties Assist with other support activities, to include packaging and sterilizing equipment and supplies, ensuring cleanliness of patient exams room and other administrative or clinical duties as assigned by Doctor Leads, Location Leads, or Clinical Supervisor. Qualifications High school diploma Minimum 2 years experience as an ophthalmic technician Must be proficient with the following skills: History Taking Visual Acuities IOP (via applanation tonometry and tonopen) Auto Refraction Manual Refraction (plus and minus cyl). Lensometry Topography Biometry (Lenstar, IOL Master, and Immersion A-scan) Knowledge of Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures (Cataract Surgery, LASIK, CXL, SLT, Yag Capsulotomy, iStent, Trabeculectomy, etc.) Willing to travel between multiple offices in the DC Metro area Preferred: COA or COT certification

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