Title: Ophthalmology Technician
Reports To: Director of Specialty Services
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
With the knowledge and understanding of eye anatomy and mastery of testing protocols, independently assists Physicians of the Ophthalmology and Visual Science Department in performing diagnostic tests necessary for the evaluation of patient eye problems.
CS-HHC’s Expectations of all Employees
- Adheres to all CS-HHC Policies and Procedures
- Conducts self in a manner that represents CS-HHC’s Values at all times
- Maintains a positive and respectful attitude with all work-related contacts
- Communicates regularly with supervisor about Departmental and CS-HHC concerns
- Consistently reports to work on time, prepared to perform the duties of the position
- Meets productivity standards and performs duties as workload necessitates
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Independently performs preliminary screening examination for physician review including, but not limited to:
- Central and peripheral visual field tests;
- Ocular motility tests; color vision tests; pharmacological pupil tests;
- Tonometry, tonography and tension tomography tests to determine intraocular pressure and pupil testing for size, equality and reaction prior to dilation.
- Perform specialized testing procedures appropriate to specialty using both automated and manual equipment.
- Visual Acuity
- Humphries Visual Fields
- Positions patients; reviews patient’s chart, patient’s condition, and physician’s notes to plan and determine method of testing
- Sets up, operates and maintains equipment to conduct tests and procedures appropriate to specialty
- Provides information to patients concerning specific tests and procedures; Records test results; identify and report abnormalities
- Schedules appointments with the provider for the patient
- Provides patients with necessary information (appointment time, location, directions, any required preparations, etc.)
- Sterilizes and sets up instruments for ophthalmic surgical procedures
- Directs the flow of patients and arranges for laboratory and other tests
- Performs all other duties as required
Education/Experience: Certification by JCAHPO as an Ophthalmic Assistant or higher.Six (6) years of related work experience, four (4) of them in the same job family at the next lower level and a high school level education; or four (4) years of related work experience and an Associate’s Degree; or little or no work experience and a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge/Abilities: Knowledge of medical procedures, administering diagnostic tests, and specialized equipment and instruments. Must possess good communication skills and possess outstanding interpersonal and time management skills. Must be able to work as part of a team and demonstrate professional appearance.
How to Apply
Cornell Scott – Hill Health Center