Ophthalmic Technologist III
Performs complex technical assignments which are broadly outlined, require theoretical insight and interpretation, and allow latitude for planning and modifying methods and techniques. Exercises a high degree of skill, judgment, and an understanding of the principles and methodology of a technical field. Also provides basic diagnostic testing and imaging. An Ophthalmology Tech III working with a physician will be spending most of the time working with patients and supporting physicians as indicated below.
SUPERVISION AND DIRECTION EXERCISED :
MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT USED INCLUDE :
Sphygmomanometer and stethoscope, Visual acuity projector, Lensometer, Automated refractor, Pupillometer (at refractive center), Tonopen, Color plates (HRR & Ishihara), HVF machine, Corneal topographer (Orbscan), Pachymeter, PAM machine, Laser interferometer machine, BAT (Brightness Acuity Tester)
TYPICAL DUTIES :
Gathers necessary information for the physician, initial patient screening work up and assessment and performs certain diagnostic testing required to properly care for the patient in accordance with any eye related problems and the sub-specialty they may be workingin.
Obtains, performs or checks: ocular history, vital signs, visual acuity, neutralize glasses, automated refractions, pupillary exams, confrontational fields, ocular motility, intraocularpressure.
Performs diagnostic testing including: Basic color vision screening using Ishihara or HRR plates. Automated visual field testing, Humphrey Visual Field. Corneal topographies for corneal measurements associated with contact lens fittings, corneal disease or surgical management on the orbscan. Uses a pachymeter to measure corneal thickness. Possesses basic contact lens knowledge and the ability to insert and remove contacts lenses or teach a patient insertion and removal techniques and contact lens care. Performs specialized visual acuity testing including a potential acuity meter (PAM), laser interferometry (LI) and brightness acuity tester (BAT).
Accompanies the physician into the exam room to transcribe the history and examination as given by the patient and the physician. Assist the physician with documentation of the patient's medical record. Under the direction of the physician, transcribes the impression and plan, results of tests, prescriptions, and orders. Documents any procedures that may be performed by the physician or ophthalmic medical personnel. Transcribes any consultations or discussions with family members. Performs clerical and information technology functions for providers in the clinic setting, including primary responsibility for the operation of the electronic health records software.
Performs clinical-clerical office duties including: scheduling, request forms, printing up results, ordering contact lenses, and related administrativeactivitiesdeemednecessary by thedepartment.Stocksroomsaccording to practice needs
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
CPR or obtain CPR certification; ocular anatomy and physiology, basic tonometry, ophthalmic equipment maintenance and simple repairs. Understands ocular injuries and urgent care.
Possesses basic ocular pharmacology knowledge of drops and medications used for eye examinations. Identifies the purpose of these commonly used medications including proper administration, dosage, durations, common side effects, and know hospital policy about shelf life of thesemedications
High school diploma plus training/coursework in optometry, ophthalmology or related field; or
High school diploma plus 2 years of closely related clinical experience; or
An equivalent combination of education andexperience.
Certification by the registry of the Joint Commission of Allied Health in Personnel Ophthalmology, or other nationally recognized professional certifying body preferred.
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How To Apply
All applicants must apply online.
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Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Opening: Part Time 24 hours Grade 092 Ophthalmology Eye Clinic
Schedule: 8 AM-4:30 PM