Research & Ophthalmic Technician
- Posted: over a month ago
It's a great time to join our thriving practice!
We have a position available in our Kingston office.
Join our team, as an experienced Research Technician/Ophthalmic Technician and you'll be at the forefront of providing quality patient care. At our Eye Care Specialists practice located in Kingston, PA, you'll join a team of innovative and accomplished providers, surgeons, and clinical care staff. As an experienced technician, you will be rewarded with career growth opportunities!
We Believe In Rewarding Excellence! For those who have experience, education, and proven success in the field - we will reward it with competitive pay. To be successful, you'll need excellent interpersonal and communication skills, plus a desire and ability to combine on-the-job training with a company provided classroom experience. You'll get the support you need to start your career with us!
What's better than a job with No Weekends? Competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package too! You'll have an HSA option, continuing education fund, eye care benefits, paid-time-off, paid holidays and 401(k).
What You Will Do:
Research Technician Duties:
- Schedule appointments.
- Conduct or assist with informed consent for clinica trials. Collect and enter data for analysis.
- Review and develop a familiarity with protocols, e.g. clinical trial proceedings and timeline, inclusion and exclusion criteria, confidentiality and privacy protections.
- Review and edit data to ensure completeness and accuracy of information; follow up with subjects to resolve problems or clarify data collected. Assure timely completion of case report forms.
- Track logs such as: temperature logs, screening/enrollment logs, and drug/device accountability logs and supplies accountability. Maintain adequate inventory of study supplies, responsible for timely shipment of all lab samples.
- Responsible for handling investigational drugs/devices. Follow the sponsor protocol and investigational drug/device accountability.
- Perform miscellaneous, adminstrative, job-related duties as necessary. Prepare for monitoring visits.
- Maintain study timelines.
- Attend investigator meetings as needed.
- Screen patients and phone calls for urgent situations. Obtain pertinent information and tests for physicians. Triage patient complaints.
- Assist PI in clinical trial feasibility assessments as requested.
- Screen subjects for eligibility using protocol specific inclusion and exclusion criteria, documeting each potential participant's eligibility or exclusion.
- Communicate with the Clinical Research Manager regarding the needs of the study as assigned, such as paperwork, patient work-ups, etc.
- Perform vital signs, medical history review, refractions, best corrected visual acuity, IOP, dilation, scribing, and ECG's.
Ophthalmic Technician Duties (as needed):
- Make introductions and establish rapport with patients. Initiate patient evaluation, documenting the chief complaint, history of present illness, review of systems, and all pertinent ocular findings accurately and in accordance with compliance guidelines.
- Perform pre-exam testing to include visual acuity assessment, including pinhole and glare testing, confrontational visual field testing, assess extra ocular muscles, pupillary evaluation, tonometry,assess angles, pupillary dilation, and all other patient services as requested by the physician including specialty tests such as color vision screening, stereopsis, dry eye testing, and exophthalmometry.
- Perform lensometry and specialized testing such as visual fields, keratometry, A/B scans, and ophthalmic photography optical coherence tomography (OCT), Optical Biometry (IOL Master and Lensstar), pentacam.
- Documents and codes diagnostic testing as per poilcy and procedure.
- Surgical assisting as required.
- Instills drops on the order of the physician while clearly instructing the patient and recording the same as per departmental policy and procedure.
- Assist with fitting of contact lenses and instruct patients in care and insertion of lenses.
- Complete prior-authorizations and requests for prescription refills as authorized by physician, with full documentation in patient chart.
- Educate patients regarding administration of medications and pre and post-operative instructions as directed by physician.
- Check expiration date and inventory of medicines and replace as necessary.
- Maintain inventory and order diagnostic medications and supplies.
- Assist with maintenance of clinical examination equipment and with ordering of supplies.
- Inspect instruments periodically for damage, send for repair, and request a replacement as necessary.
- Open and close exam lanes daily, ensuring that equipment is wiped down in an appropriate manner, battery powered instruments are seated properly in re-charge wells, slit lamps and projectors are switched off under covers.
- Complete manual refractions.
What You Will Bring:
- High School diploma or GED. College degree preferred.
- Prior clinical research experience is a PLUS!
- Experience providing excellent customer service.
- Strong reading comprehension and the ability to write simple correspondence.
- Ability to effectively present information to individuals or groups.
- Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and work independently.
- Proficiency in EHR, Practice Management Systems, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Outlook).
Education and Experience Requirements:
- At least one year of specialized ophthalmic experience is required.
- COA or COT a plus but not required.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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