CO Ophthalmic Technician


first_imgGeneralSummary:This position is locatedin a satellite office with multiple functions and minimal staff.The job requires multi-tasking in order to complete a variety oftasks.Working with faculty, ClinicManager and Clinic Supervisor, this position’s primary role is toprovide technician/clinical support tophysicians.Secondary responsibilitiesinclude limited administrative duties such as responding tomessages from patients and physicians and assisting with patientrequests for refills, forms completion and priorauthorizations.Duties andResponsibilities:OPHTHALMIC TECHNICIAN -CLINICAL:Records patient history including chief complaint,information on ocular history, past surgeries, medical condition,medications taken, allergies, learning assessment, falls risk andfamily history.Checks pupil response to light by shining light intoeye and watching speed with which pupils constrict; checks forafferent pupillary defect.Measures central visual field using AmslerGrid.Instills eye drops under physicians’direction.Measures and records distance and near visualacuity.Measures and records intraocular pressure usingapplanation tonometry (i.e. Goldman tonometer), pneumatictonometry, or Schiotz-type indentationtonometer.Performs Humphrey visual field testing; referspatients for further testing whereappropriate.Performs OCT’sPerforms IOL Master measurements to prepare patientsfor cataract surgeryPerforms PentacammeasurementsPerforms accuraterefractions.Tests color vision, depth perception(stereopsis).Screens for presence of ocular motilitydisorders.Uses slit lamp to examine eyesurface.Performs special testing like Bright field AcuityTesting; otential Acuity Meter; andpachymetry.Performs basic maintenance or repair of clinicalequipment.Compiles and enters data for clinical studies; mayparticipate in other clinical researchprojects.Teaches patients how toinsert and remove contact lenses correctly, and proper handlingtechniques.Performs ultrasound scansby measuring the axial length of the eye using various A-Scanultrasound units. Recognizing difficult scans and adjusting unit asneeded in patient with high myopia, high hyperopia, poor fixationnystagmus retinal detachments, corneal problems, and intraocularlenses already in place.Performs accuratekeratometry readings adjusting keratometer reading ifunobtainable.Calculates intraocularlens power using various formulas to fit patient’s needs andsituations, either manually or by computer.Takes fundus photos asneeded.Assist with in officeproceduresResponsible for exam roomsupply maintenanceEnsure medication expiration dates arecurrentResponsible formaintaining and sterilization of instrumentsDisinfect and maintain examinationroomsUnderstand and practice the fundamentals of microbialcontrolMaintains refrigeratorlogs, sharps container, etc.Is familiar with JCAHOrequirements and ensures clinic practice is in compliance withregulations.OPHTHALMIC TECHNICIAN –NONCLINICAL:Duties may include, but are not limited to thefollowing:Responsible for epic in-basket messages (clinicalsupport pool) and patient questionsProcess refill requests,Prior authorizations for upcoming in officeproceduresPrior authorizations formedicationsProvide support to front desk staff by assisting intriage scheduled appointments, respond to patients’ clinicalquestions and explain technician related concerns to front deskstaffManaging and ordering medications for intraviteralinjectionsAssist with tracking and processing of forms request(ie MVA, disability, FLMA)Provide input on templates/schedules to maximizepatient flow and physician efficiency.Maintain general medical knowledge of ocular anatomyand physiology, systemic diseases, ocular diseases and ocularemergencies.Maintain required (COA) ophthalmic techniciancertificationThis position is alsoresponsible for other duties as assigned.Qualifications:Education:High School Diploma/GED.Must obtain Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) from JointCommission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO)within 18 months of start date. Must maintain certification whileemployed at Wilmer. Familiarity with ophthalmic and general medicalterminology. Maintain current CPR certification.Certification:Certification as a COA, COT orCOMTExperience:• One (1) years of relatedophthalmic experience.• Prior experience in aclinical office setting as an ophthalmictechnician.• Experience with surgicalcoordination preferred.Special Knowledge,Skills, And Abilities Required:Solid knowledge of ocularanatomy (including anterior and posterior portions ofeye).Working knowledge of ophthalmic medications, andknowledge of allergic reaction to drugs.Knowledge of the following ophthalmic equipment:projector, trial lenses, phoropter, various tonometers, lensometer,slit lamp, Bright Field Acuity Tester, and Potential AcuityMeter.Classified Title: COOphthalmic TechnicianWorking Title: CO Ophthalmic Technician ​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CEStarting Salary Range: $53,404-$60,694Employee group: Full TimeSchedule: Mon-Fri 8:30-5Exempt Status: Non-ExemptLocation: 48-MD:JH at BethesdaDepartment name: 10003315-SOM Oph SatellitesPersonnel area: School of MedicineThe successfulcandidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employmentbackground check.If you are interested inapplying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University andrequire special assistance or accommodation during any part of thepre-employment process, please contact the HR Business ServicesOffice [email protected] For TTY users, call via MarylandRelay or dial 711.The followingadditional provisions may apply depending on which campus you willwork. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“theflu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns HopkinsInstitutions require all employees who provide ongoing services topatients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have anannual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical orreligious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result intermination of employment.The pre-employmentphysical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, workingwith research subjects, or involving community contact requiresdocumentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles),Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B anddocumentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria,pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of havingtwo (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibodystatus to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests forimmunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in thepre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provideresults of blood tests or immunization documentation from their ownhealth care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseaseswill be given at no cost in our Occupational Healthoffice.Equal OpportunityEmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is theLawLearn more: Johns Hopkins University Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Maryland, United States Salary Not Specified Twitter Similar jobs LinkedIn Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Bethesda More searches like this Share Save CO Ophthalmic Technician JH atBethesda Maryland, United States You need to sign in or create an account to save CO Ophthalmic Technician Maryland, United States Johns Hopkins University Salary Not Specified CO Ophthalmic Technician Assistant You need to sign in or create an account to save Save CO Ophthalmic Technician Assistant Save CO Ophthalmic Technician Assistant Salary Not Specified Student Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Bethesda The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more: legal information Facebook CO Ophthalmic Technician Assistant Johns Hopkins University You need to sign in or create an account to save Health Services Not specified Full Time jobs in Bethesdalast_img

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