Career Opportunity

Ophthalmic Technician

Job Title  Ophthalmic Technician
Department General Clinic
Reports to Clinic Manager
Job Number 203
To accurately and efficiently perform an extensive number of data collection functions as delegated by the physician to allow for proper professional diagnosis of patient’s conditions and to do so in a way that instills patient confidence in the treatment.  To assist in the training and mentoring of less experience clinical staff.
1.     Patient Care

  • Open exam rooms at the beginning of the shift, ensure all equipment is clean and ready for the doctor
  • Stock all necessary supplies
  • Clean all equipment and close down exam rooms at the end of the day
  • Perform and document subjective and objective ophthalmic testing efficiently to provide basic and extensive information necessary for ophthalmic examinations.  This includes but is not limited to: history, visual acuities, perform manual refractions, lensometry (manual and auto), keratometry (manual and automated) visual fields, tonometry, A-scan, B-scan, fundus photography, perform refractive surgery workup’s, assist with basic and complex clinical procedures, scribing, neutralization of contact lenses, fitting and evaluation of contact lenses perform I&R’s, documentation of contact lens orders and pricing, cleaning and polishing of contact lenses
  • Acquaint all 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.
  • Assist in the maintenance and calibration of equipment
  • Assist with ongoing education and mentoring of staff
  • Support clinic team
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

2.     Communication

  • Interact with Clinic Manager,  MD’s, OD’s, Executive Director
  • Interact with other members of the clinical team
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Preferably certified as an Ophthalmic Assistant
  • NCLC desired
  • Maintain current level of JCAHPO certification yearly
  • Maintain certification in CPR
  • Preferably 1-year experience in ophthalmic or optometric practice
  • Contact lens experience desired
  • Working knowledge of all aspects regarding ophthalmic care
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Well organized with attention to detail
  • Analytical
  • Problem solver
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Personable and empathetic with patent’s needs and concerns
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Professional office setting.
  • Normal indoor working conditions, moderate noise levels, travel to other clinic locations will be required.