MD EyeCare Services Corporate

  • Ophthalmic Technician

    Job Locations US-MD-Chevy Chase
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/12/2018 4:51 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-2467
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Eye Doctors of Washington
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

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    Eye Doctors of Washington was founded with the goal of providing patients with the highest quality of medical care.  We are a progressive, multi-location, fast paced ophthalmology practice.  

     

    Our Ophthalmic Technicians are a vital part of our clinical team and require the ability to clearly and effectively communicate with a diverse patient base. They are responsible for comforting patients while performing necessary diagnostic tests and measurements that instills patient confidence in their treatment.

     

    Interested candidates should be comfortable working independently and as a team member. Applicants must be willing to work between offices. 

    Responsibilities

    Clinical Duties

    • Escort all patients from the waiting room for data collection. Following testing, advise them as to who will see them next and regularly check on patients to ensure they are comfortable while they are waiting.

    • Acquaint all new 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.

    • Maintain a smooth flow of patients to the physician, altering the test sequence as required.

    • Obtain and concisely record patient history to include chief complaint, history of present illness, past medical history (ocular and general), family history (ocular and general), social history, history of any allergies, and medications.

    • Perform accurate and consistent documentation and measurement tasks to include: Visual Acuity, Manual Lensometry, Confrontational Visual Fields, Stereo Testing, Evaluation of Motility, Pupillary Function Tests, Color Plates, Applanation Tonometry, Advanced Refractometry, Angle Assessment, Dilation of Pupils, Contact Lens Evaluations, Visual Field Testing, Optic Nerve Scanning (i.e. Cirrus and Spectralis OCT), Pachymetry, Corneal Topography and other tasks specific to the physician needs as a result of new technologies.

    • Perform duties consistent with ophthalmic writer/scribe if applicable

    • Assist physician with laser procedures.

    • Assist physician with minor surgery, maintaining practice standards of sterile technique and infection control.

    • Provide telephone support regarding ocular emergencies, prescription refills and patient care questions.

    • Communicate with reception and location lead ophthalmic technician to facilitate proper patient flow.  

    Administrative Duties

    • Assist with other support activities, to include packaging and sterilizing equipment and supplies, ensuring cleanliness of patient exams room and other administrative or clinical duties as assigned by Doctor Leads, Location Leads, or Clinical Supervisor.

    Qualifications

    • High school diploma

    • Minimum 2 years experience as an ophthalmic technician

    • Must be proficient with the following skills:

    • History Taking

    • Visual Acuities

    • IOP (via applanation tonometry and tonopen)

    • Auto Refraction

    • Manual Refraction (plus and minus cyl).

    • Lensometry

    • Topography

    • Biometry (Lenstar, IOL Master, and Immersion A-scan)

    • Knowledge of Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures (Cataract Surgery, LASIK, CXL, SLT, Yag Capsulotomy, iStent, Trabeculectomy, etc.)

    Willing to travel between multiple offices in the DC Metro area

    ***Preferred: COA or COT certification

     

    In Turn We Will Provide:

    • Benefits to full time team members that include comprehensive medical, dental and optical coverage, 401K and short term disability.
    • Company paid life insurance.
    • Paid holidays and generous paid time off.
    • Paid parking where applicable.
    • Team oriented working environment where you are heard and respected.
    • Clear career ladder opportunities.

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