Ophthalmic Technician Job Description Sample
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Responsibilities and Qualifications
Ophthalmic technician helps in preparing the patient to see the ophthalmologist. Responsible for taking ocular, medical, and family history, chief complaint, completes visual acuity, refraction, OCT, and other testing as necessary.
This position assists the doctor in minor procedures, does pre-op measurements for cataract and other eye surgeries, schedules surgery, and assists the front desk with phones and patient messages as needed. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards.
Takes ocular, medical, and family history, chief complaint and visual acuity. Obtains vitals including blood pressure, height, and weight.
Reads glasses prescription with lensometer. Performs refraction in plus cylinder to get baseline prescription. Does color vision testing, steropsis, amsler grid, measures pupil size and reactivity, can recognize APD and perform ocular motility test.
Uses critical thinking skills to evaluate patient complaint to determine next step of treatment or testing. Does tonometry with applination and tonopen, corneal topography with pentacam, OCT, fundus photography, visual field testing and manual confrontational VF as needed. May perform manual and automated keratometry, corneal thickness measurement, and familiar with streak retinoscopy.
Assists physician in A and B scan ultrasonography as well as prepares and assists with in-office procedures.
Performs cataract pre-op measurements with LenStar, counsels patients prior to surgery, and schedules surgery. Coordinates with the surgery center to ensure proper lenses are ordered and they have adequate information for surgery.
Clean and stock exam lanes and sterilize instruments. Acts as liaison between practice and pharmaceutical reps to maintain eye drop stock.
Answers patient messages, does triage calls, and answers phones as needed. Does occasional billing and dropping of charges.
Because you're committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That's why you'll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:
High school diploma or GED
5+ years of ophthalmology experience
Outstanding patient service skills and Microsoft Office skills
COA and/or COT
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We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We're proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.
What Makes a Good Match for Mercy
Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision.
We're also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.
Will be responsible for performing ophthalmic diagnostic testing (including patient work ups, IOP checks, visual acuity testing, refraction, keratometry, A-scans, visual fields. corneal topography, ERGs, OCTs, IOL Master and more). Also includes maintenance of clinical and off site supplies and equipment , assistance with scheduling activities. Greets patients, directs patients and enters data, registers patients, discharges patients and schedules appointments.
Performs chart prep, assists with the referral process, assists with authorizations and completion of all forms. Also other related duties as assigned.
Minimum one year experience in outpatient ambulatory setting or ophthalmology practice setting required. Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) or Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) preferred. Any eligible candidate who is not already certified will be required to successfully complete and obtain certification as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) through Joint Commission of Allied Health Professionals in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) within 18 months of hire.
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) are encouraged to apply.
Monday - Friday, varying hours between 7:30am-5:30pm
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Career Opportunity: Ophthalmic Technician (Oculoplastics) – Apex Eye – Mason, OH
Do you just love being part of the ophthalmology world? Do you have ophthalmic experience and a passion for providing friendly customer service? We have the perfect opportunity for you at our company with a history of growth and outstanding leadership!
Apex Eye is a leading group practice of board-certified ophthalmologists, fellowship-trained eye specialists for cornea, retina, glaucoma and oculoplastics, licensed optometrists, and knowledgeable support staff. Our team shares a passion for excellence in eye care and dedication to delivering exceptional patient care. We continually strive to provide the best possible medical and surgical eye care for our patients in a pleasant, caring environment with seven convenient locations throughout the Greater Cincinnati, OH, area.
Due to our continued growth, we are adding an Ophthalmic Technician at Oculoplastics location in Mason, OH. The Ophthalmic Technician will be responsible for:
- Performing diagnostic tests including but not limited to the following: pupil assessment, visual acuity, tonometry, lensometry, color vision testing, OCT, Lenstar and visual field testing.
- Performing refractions utilizing manifest refraction technique.
- Taking medical history of patients (both ocular and medical) and family history (both ocular and medical) and document in medical records.
- Instilling eye medication for dilation and treatment
- Assisting in office examination procedures
- Setting up and maintaining examining room, equipment and supplies
- Assisting doctor in navigating the EMR and locating information
- Supporting work flow and documentation for medical record coding including scribing at the direction of the doctor
- Participates as a member of the ophthalmic research team performing administrative and ophthalmic testing as required by study protocol under the direction of the Clinical Research Coordinator
- Escorting patients to examining rooms
Apex Eye is looking for its Ophthalmic Technician to be empathetic, well- organized and detail-oriented, in addition to:
- High school diploma or equivalent. College degree is a plus.
- Ophthalmic certification preferred or Certified Ophthalmic Assistant; non-certified candidates must obtain certification within one (1) year (paid for by Apex Eye).
- Knowledge of professional ophthalmic theory, practice and medical care to give and evaluate patients
- At least 1 year of prior medical office experience is preferred.
- Experience in a fast-paced office environment is required.
- Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure.
- Strong computer and math skills, including familiarity with electronic records and ICD-10.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, fellow co-workers and the public.
- Desire and ability to work in a team environment.
If you are looking for a great career opportunity in a growing field, apply online today. Excellent benefits (group health insurance, voluntary dental insurance, retirement plan, including 401K, and paid time off) are offered along with competitive compensation. To learn more visit www.apexeye.com.
Employer is EOE/M/F/D/V. Local candidates only please – relocation and sponsorship are not provided. No phone calls please.
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.
Primary location is Butterfield Road, weekly travel required to Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale and Naperville.
This individual is responsible for performing an extensive number of data collection functions, as delegated by the physician, to allow for proper diagnosis of the patients condition.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Interacts with all patients using respect and professionalism.
Communicates with patient about the processes and procedures taking place during their visit.
Ascertains patient needs and unusual circumstances, via patient or family member.
Seeks advice from more senior staff or doctors as necessary, never performing beyond capabilities.
Provides telephone support regarding ocular emergencies, prescription refills and patient care questions.
Adheres to approved policies and procedures.
Obtains patient history to include chief complaint, history of present illness, past history, family history and history of allergies and medications.
Completes accurate, concise documentation in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR).
Performs accurate and consistent patient care procedures, including but not limited to:
Confrontational visual fields, evaluation of motility and pupillary function tests
Applanation tonometry and tono-pen tonometry
Angle assessment and dilation of pupils
Automated visual field testing
Retina and optic nerve scanning (OCT)
Keratometry and pachymetry
Assists in maintaining the exam rooms by cleaning between patients and at the end of the day.
Cleans and sterilizes instruments.
Prepares to take certification test.
Maintains HIPAA compliancy.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Fundamental experience working with standard ophthalmic evaluation equipment.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Empathetic personality giving attention to patient's needs and concerns.
Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
Professional appearance and strong work ethic.
Interdependent and supportive team player.
Demonstrated computer skills.
EDUCATION and / or CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE:
- High School diploma or equivalent
- Experience in a health care setting; ophthalmology preferred.
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Joslin Diabetes Center is seeking a motivated individual who is passionate about working in a cutting edge research environment. We offer experience in Clinical Care and Clinical Research simultaneously, as well as growth, education and certification within your profession and expertise. We will train you to become certified in all our clinical research studies.
The Ophthalmic Technician assists the ophthalmologists and optometrists in preparing patients for their appointments by taking medical/ocular histories, performing standard entrance tests, visual acuity and refraction as well as slit lamp examination of the anterior segment on patients. Will also provide support to Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Center. May also assist the ophthalmologists in various minor surgical procedures including laser treatments.
Hours are 8:30 am-5:00 pm (Monday-Friday).
Prepares patients for ophthalmologic or optometric examination by obtaining ocular and medical history and accurately entering the information into the electronic medical record.
Performs standard entrance tests on patients, specifically: visual function tests including refraction; lensometry and keratometry. Performs ocular health assessment including examination of the pupils and extraocular muscles; slit-lamp examination of the anterior segment and applanation tonometry. Based on the exam findings, determines and recommends further diagnostic testing as warranted or per the direction of the ophthalmologist or optometrist.
Performs specialized ophthalmic tests as ordered by the ophthalmologist or Optometrist, including Hertel exophthalmometry, stereo vision testing, Humphrey visual fields, and color vision: Ishihara, and D-15. After successful department training, will provide support for the Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Center by performing OCTs (Optical Coherence Tomography), digital retinal imaging, digital anterior segment imaging, IOL master and ophthalmic ultrasound.
Assists the ophthalmologists in performing laser photocoagulation and minor procedures such as lid lesion removal. Instills anesthetic drops in patient's eyes, hands instruments to the Ophthalmologist, and helps to rinse eyes after procedure is done. May help with adjusting the settings of the laser.
Other duties as assigned
High School diploma or equivalent.
Significant knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the eye including systemic and ocular disease, ocular surgery and procedures, intermediate medical terminology and abbreviations.
Knowledge of ophthalmic pharmacology.
JCAHPO certification at level of Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) is preferred. COA certification must be obtained within the first year of employment.
Clinical Trial Certification in refraction and acuity testing within first year of hire followed by optical coherence tomography and ophthalmic photography required within three years.
Understanding of the theory and workings behind specific testing and stages of the exam.
High level of proficiency with technology. Demonstrated experience accurately and thoroughly completing electronic medical records and updating management computer systems.
Strong professional interpersonal skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated respect for staff and patients and experience maintaining confidentiality.
Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, with strong attention to detail
Joslin Diabetes Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability status, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.
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Provide direct patient care by providing technical and clinical support to Ophthalmologists.
Regular and predictable onsite attendance required.
Ability to work overtime as needed.
Ability to travel on rotation as needed.
Prepare patient and instrumentation appropriate to exam.
Room patient timely and accurately.
Collect patient medical history including chief complaint.
Update medications, allergies, health maintenance system at time patient is roomed.
Screen patient and perform accurate and consistent documentation and measurement tasks in relation to:
Visual acuity, confrontational visual fields, evaluation of motility, papillary function tests, color plates, applanation tonometry, dilation of pupils, B Scan, ophthalmic imaging including fluorescein angiography, etc.
Assist provider with laser and injection procedures.
Provide patient home care instructions and counseling.
Clarify preop and postop instructions with patients.
Maintain practice standards of sterile technique and infection control.
Process pharmacy requests, patient phone calls, and provider messages appropriately.
Facilitate daily operations and responsibilities of the "patient flow" within the department.
Ensure smooth office operations which support teamwork, and generate a positive attitude between front and back office staff.
Ensure department maintains sanitary conditions in exam and procedure rooms.
Attend regular staff meetings.
Consult with manager on problems and interpretation of policies and procedures to ensure patient and office needs are met.
Maintain appropriate inventory levels and order supplies and minor equipment as directed.
Troubleshoot equipment malfunctions; call for service as necessary.
Promote a high quality of care delivery through protocols.
Assist the manager review workflows to aid in process improvement and efficient patient care delivery.
Actively engage in discussion and review of processes, patient flow, EMR data input, and other office activities.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Excellent clinical skills coupled with the ability train technical staff.
Strong knowledge of proper medical chart documentation and coding.
Strong knowledge of diagnostic ophthalmic equipment.
Exceptional interpersonal communication skills.
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.
This job operates in a professional medical office environment. This role routinely uses medical diagnostic equipment found in a retina clinic including lasers as well as standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, communicate verbally in front of groups, one to one and over the telephone and in email.
This position is very active and requires standing and walking all day in order to get patients and bring them to rooms, assist physicians and rotate assignments with other staff.
Occasional bending, kneeling, stooping, and crouching.
Lift or move objects weighing over 20 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Using hands to operate equipment, show manual or finger dexterity, handle things with precision or speed, use muscular coordination and physical stamina.
Use senses to observe and examine patients, paying attention to detail/ Working with data and numbers, calculating and manipulating numbers, processing data on a computer, attending to details, classifying, recording, storing or retrieving information.
Following through on plans or instructions.
Using words to communicate ideas, reading with comprehension, writing reports or other documentation, teaching or training patients.
Sustain physical contact with another person in order to guide them due to diminished vision.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Occasional overtime may be required as job duties demand.
Travel is required for this position.
Required Education and Experience
- High school diploma or GED equivalent.
- 1 year health care work experience or equivalent medical training
MAR is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Ophthalmic Technician works among a team of dedicated associates, and directly with the Optometrist(s), to deliver an outstanding patient care experience to everyone who visits the office. The technician would obtain health histories, administer preliminary tests and/or special tests to patients, and prepare examination rooms for the Optometrist(s). Tests would most often include doing preliminary refractions/evaluations of patient vision, collaborating with the Optometrist(s), and assisting in contact lens fitting/evaluation services as well as instructing patients in the proper use and care of their contact lenses. They use their strong working knowledge of optometric and/or ophthalmologic practices to answer patient questions, resolve problems and promote services and products offered in the office.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for obtaining preliminary case history and complete medical history of each patient, including a thorough and accurate chief complaint/reason for visit/history of present illness.
Conducts, at minimum, the following testing procedures – patient history, preliminary screening including color vision, stereo vision, visual acuities, lensometry, drop installation, retinal imaging (Camera or Optos), automated visual fields, tonometry screening (iCare or NCT), and auto-refraction/auto-keratometry.
As requested by the doctor, the technician may perform manifest refractions and basic slit lamp, as well as blood pressure, pupillary measurement, cover testing, and confrontation visual fields. In addition, the technician may be asked to perform contact lens evaluations, contact lens checks, over-refraction and/or other testing deemed appropriate by the supervising doctor such as VEP/ERG testing, insertion and removal of contact lenses and the associated patient training and education or help preparing instruments for ophthalmic procedures such as foreign body removal, punctal plugs or use of amniotic membranes.
Has the ability to efficiently and accurately perform special testing such as visual field testing, OCT testing, VEP/ERG testing and is willing to learn how to use other instruments as needed.
Handles all required technical documentation of the patient exam as required which may be via paper or electronic medical record.
Understands basic insurance guidelines relating to coding of vision versus medical exams and has a working knowledge of CPT and ICD-10 coding along with requirements for testing.
Responsible for maintaining efficient patient flow throughout the examination process including managing family members, and working with other departments within the office to provide an efficient patient experience.
Promotes products and services offered to ensure a complete vision wellness screening and exam, such as retinal imaging, MyAnnualSupply packages, sunglasses, readers, and backup glasses.
Utilizes Electronic Health Record (EHR) software (where applicable) to document all preliminary and examination findings and demonstrates flexibility with systems including paper charting when necessary.
Communicates relevant information on a patient's visual health to the patient, including education as needed (e.g., care and handling of contact lenses, proper use of medications, reasoning for future testing etc.).
Maintains the cleanliness of the preliminary testing area, contact lens area and examination lane.
Helps maintain the attractive appearance of the office.
Attends all office meetings to ensure good communication and team work.
Participates in all training opportunities offered by MyEyeDr.
Other duties, as assigned.
- 3-5 years of related optometry/vision care experience within a similar office environment
- High School Diploma/GED Required.
- AA or BA/BS in related field is desirable.
- NCLE, ABO, COA, COT and CPO Certifications preferred.
Job Skills, Knowledge, Abilities
Demonstrated ability to establish positive patient rapport and build relationships to establish patient loyalty.
Strong communication skills (oral and written).
Must possess the ability to multi-task and manage priorities in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment.
Ability to be proactive and utilize problem-solving skills to identify and resolve patient issues or concerns.
Proficient in utilization of automated equipment and systems standard to the optometry industry including electronic health records.
This position requires the ability to communicate, exchange information, and work in a team-oriented environment.
Retail office setting.
Minimal to no travel involved in this position.
Must be able to lift to 10lbs.
Pay Type Hourly
CT-Ridgefield, Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States of America
Ridgefield, CT 06877, USA
Job Title: Ophthalmology Technician
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)
Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT)
Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technician (COMT)
Immediate Supervisor Title: Clinic Manager/Clinic Director
Job Supervisory Responsibilities:
Every Virginia Eye Consultants employee is a key part of making our Mission a reality. You are expected to know and live out our Vision, Mission, and Values.
Our Vision: Leaders in world class specialty eye care
Our Mission: Our purpose is to provide world class specialty eye care by leaders in innovation and education using state of the art technology. We build enduring patient relationships and provide clinical excellence in a family focused, patient friendly environment.
Our Values: Our values guide our interactions with our patients, our partners and with each other. They are a part of your job description and you are expected to come to work each day ready to live out those values in the workplace:
We believe in treating our patients, our partners and each other with respect and dignity
We believe in exceeding our patients expectations for compassion, courtesy and excellent service
We believe that our future success is dependent on continuous improvement and not being happy with the status quo
We believe that honesty, trust and loyalty are the foundations of good relationships and unified teams
We believe that positive work environments are a result of mutual accountability, grace for mistakes, humility and a teachable attitude
Assist the VEC physicians and other technical support personnel to perform diagnostic tests necessary for evaluation of patient eye problems. Performs basic ophthalmic testing procedures as directed by physician or supervisor including, but not limited to: visual acuity, history taking, tonometry, lensometry, motility, pupil assessment, visual fields, and may perform refraction. May administer dilation or anesthetic drops. Performs various clerical, stocking, and maintenance functions.
Essential Job Responsibilities
Participates in the delivery of patient care in an effective manner
Performs stocking and maintenance functions.
Maintains physical environment of exam and procedure rooms. Cleans and stocks rooms daily and maintains appropriate supply of sample drug medications as needed.
Prepares for transport of contaminated instruments and equipment for sterilization.
Facilitates calibration, maintenance, and monitoring of equipment as needed.
Under direction of physician, may call pharmacy with prescription refills and records prescriptions in patients chart.
Files test results, forms, and letters into medical records.
Demonstrates a positive, concerned and sensitive response in the work place.
Interacts with patients, visitors, and all personnel in a courteous manner.
Resolves conflict in a healthy and constructive manner.
Maintains confidentiality of information regarding patients and co-workers; demonstrates respect for individual, cultural, and social differences.
Contributes to the positive atmosphere of the work environment
Participate in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate assistance or educational offerings.
Supports the development of other staff and formal learners.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
Able to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, physicians, administrators, leadership and others
Able to teach patients and families in accordance with the plan of care
Able to record activities, document assessments, plan of care, interventions, evaluation and re- evaluation of patient status
Able to use computer and learn new software programs
Able to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patients
Able to remain focused and organized
Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients
Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions
Working knowledge and completion of appropriate JCAPHO and other regulatory requirements
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein, or asked of by a supervisor
Minimal requirement of a high school diploma. Certified Ophthalmic Assistant certification required before date of hire, or within one calendar year (365 days) of hire date. VEC promotes education and growth of their employees, offering every opportunity for staff to improve in their skill set. Technicians who are not already certified at hire date, may sign a waiver to have VEC cover the cost of the Homestudy course and COA certification. (see handbook for more details)
Preference of at least one year of optometric or ophthalmic experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge in Ophthalmology theory and practice
Knowledge of established Virginia Eye Consultants policies and procedures
Ability to supervise the work of others, motivate team members, and facility efficiency
Ability to establish effective working relationships with patients, technicians, physicians, and outside departmental staff.
Standard Ophthalmic office equipment including: slit lamp, phoropter, tonometer, Goldman applanation, lensometer, pachymetry, projector, microscopes, visual field equipment, etc. Staff will also use computers, fax machine, copiers, printers, telephones, etc.
Work Environment: Position is in a well-lighted office environment.
Ophthalmic Technicians should be comfortable traveling to all clinic locations as needed.
The successful candidate will be self-motivated and career-minded with a positive attitude and professional appearance.
Virginia Eye Consultants is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Smoke Free Workplace
University Medical Center New Orleans is the academic#medical center of LCMC Health and the ultimate expression of a 275-year legacy of serving the people of New Orleans and South Louisiana. With our academic partners, including Louisiana State University and Tulane University Schools of Medicine, we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals and leading research to find tomorrow#s cures and treatments.
From expert primary care and the widest variety of specialty care to cutting edge emergency care and the region#s only Level 1 Trauma Center, UMC offers the area the widest breadth of healthcare services. # We are looking for medical professionals who are just as passionate as we are about providing the best medical care in the safest environment. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. Whether you#re a seasoned healthcare professional or just starting out, a career at UMC places you at the center of a dynamic community of providers, learners and staff with a singular focus on patient-centric care.# We offer a state-of-the-art facility with breakthrough technology, and professionals committed to helping our community become healthier.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. University Medical Center New Orleans reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.
Certified Ophthalmic Technicians are health professionals who perform ophthalmic patient care, technical and supportive services under general supervision in a medical office or clinical setting. The Certified Ophthalmic Technician supports the philosophy and complies with the protocols, policies and procedures of the Organization and the assigned Medical Office Department. # # POSITION DUTIES: # Duties include, but are not limitied to:
Obtains patient history and charts procedures for medical records. Performs and records visual acuities, color vision, stereopsis test, IOP-NCT, auto refractometer readings, Snelling chart, Pachymetry, topography, visual fields, Fundus photography/angiograms, IOL Master/A-Scan/B-Scan, Lensometer. Schedule surgeries, pre-ops, MRIs, CTs, Lab and appointments.
Orders new/replacement lenses as needed. Instructs patients about contact lenses including how to handle, clean, insert and remove. Handles patient questions during visits and via phone, providing advice and resolving problems in consultation with ophthalmologist.
Uses and maintains equipment and supplies appropriately. Set up chalazion trays. The job holder must demonstrate current competencies applicable for job position.
Education:## Required: High School Graduate # # Preferred: Some college preferred Formal Ophthalmic certification program
Experience: Required: Completion of ophthalmic certification program or minimum of 2 years experience in ophthalmic practice. # License/Certification: Required: Basic Life Support- issued by the American Heart Association Ophthalmic Tech Certificate after one year
Knowlede of optometric and contact lens technology Physical Demands:Medium Work # Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work. UMC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
We Are Hiring
Nashville Eye Center
Nashville Eye Clinic
Why Join Ascension?
Saint Thomas Health, part of Ascension, is a family of Middle Tennessee hospitals and physician practices united by a single mission: to provide spiritually centered, holistic care that sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve. Saint Thomas Health is the leading faith-based healthcare system in Tennessee.
What You Will Do
As an Associate with Saint Thomas Health Svcs-TN, you will have the opportunity to
Performs basic patient care and ophthalmic testing procedures as directed by an Ophthalmologist.
Prepares examination and treatment rooms.
Obtains patient history, performs basic and routine vision screening examinations, administers eye medications and assists with minor office procedures.
Reviews the appointment schedule, completes forms, and processes records.
Cleans and maintains ophthalmic instruments. Maintains and stocks supplies as needed.
Teaches proper contact lens care to insure proper insertion and removal and proper sanitary conditions.
Confirms accuracy of contact lens and glasses deliveries and dispenses according to physician direction and patient preference.
What You Will Need
- Preferred Credential(s):
- BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA).
High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Technical degree required
- None required.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Saint Thomas Health Services complies with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination in hiring or employment practices on the basis of citizenship, race, color, religion, gender, age, national and ethnic origin, disability, or veteran status.
No question or item on this application for employment is intended to secure information to be used for such discrimination. Information obtained through this application will be used solely to determine qualifications and suitability for employment. This application will be valid for a period of 90 days from date of completion.
Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.
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