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Ophthalmic Technician

Eyesight Ophthalmic Services Portsmouth ,NH
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $16 Hourly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: medical, 401k, dental
Job Description
 

Do you have a VISION for helping people?


We are looking for personable and professional medical technicians. We offer on the job training, a Monday – Friday schedule, advancement opportunities, and a very comprehensive benefits package.

The Technician is responsible for clinical activities to ensure a patient is accurately prepared and ready for the Physician. This includes prep for exams, treatments, as well as surgery. This role is imperative to both patient experience and safety, including communicating with patients, recording patient history, conducting visual acuity screenings, and performing various technical procedures.
This role is ultimately accountable for a positive patient experience, ensuring accuracy of data, and upholding cleanliness and sanitation standards for equipment and instruments.

Essential Functions of Technicians- All Levels:

  • Effectively communicates with patients to gather all necessary information, validate patient data, and provide directions and instructions to support Doctor
  • Complete intake and correctly record patients' medical histories, proactively taking appropriate actions or bringing concerns or conflicts to the Doctor
  • Administer topical ophthalmic or oral medications
  • Operate ophthalmic equipment, such as Auto Refractors, Phoropters, Slit Lamp, Keratometers, Projectors, Tono-Pens, or Retinoscopes in accordance with set procedures
  • Measure visual acuity using appropriate tests, including near, distance, and pinhole and glare testing
  • Complete pupil evaluation
  • Perform accurate subjective refractions
  • Uses Goldman’s tonometer to record IOP
  • Ensure all safety and housekeeping protocol is followed, include cleaning or sterilization of ophthalmic or and surgical instruments, tidiness and cleanliness of patient rooms, and
  • Maintain ophthalmic instruments and equipment
  • Maintain and order ophthalmic inventory of supplies
  • Assist physicians in performing ophthalmic procedures, including minor surgery
  • Understand, perform and accurately record Stereo acuity and Ishihara color plates and Amsler Grid
  • Able to insert and remove soft contact lens
  • Able to assist patient with I&R training
  • Knowledge of basic triage
  • Other duties as necessary
  • Complete electronic health records accurately and concisely
  • Understands and is able to perform and accurately record results for Tear osmolarity, CCT’s, Schirmers test

The distinction of level I, II, II, and IV Technicians is based upon skillset, experience, certification to perform certain procedures and treatment, as well as on-the-job performance of duties and activities. Level III and IV work on advanced procedures as well as coach and provide guidance to other Technicians. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies.

Additional Level II Functions

  • Certified as an Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)
  • Triages phone calls from patients and outside contacts in accordance with the standard of care for Ophthalmology and office policies
  • Complete pupil evaluation
  • Accurately conduct IOLM’s, OCT’s and/or visual fields
  • E-Prescribe patient medications
  • Uses Goldman’s tonometer to record IOP
  • Glare testing

Additional Level III Functions

  • High level attention to detail and accurate when scribing
  • Performs fluorescein angiograms
  • Able to correlate patient’s medications to medical diagnosis
  • Accurate subjective refractions
  • Perform and record accurate Ascans- able to determine quality scans
  • Potential acuity meter able to understand appropriate time to use accurate in recording results

Additional Level IV Functions

  • Certified with reading centers to work with clinical research patients

Minimum Requirements (education and experience):

  • High School graduate or GED is required.
  • CPR certification

Preferred:

  • Prior Experience in Ophthalmic office
  • Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
  • Medical assistant

Work Conditions:

  • Constantly moving between patient exam rooms
  • Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment
  • Reaching and operating equipment as required duties referenced above;
      • Must be able to access and reach patients
      • Ability to operate equipment requiring hand and finger dexterity

Physical Requirements:

  • May be required to climb or balance; reach with hands and arms; sit; stand; stoop, kneel, or crouch; talk and hear; smell; use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
  • See details of objects that are less than a few feet away.
  • Ability to communicate with patients – speak with and understand patients
  • Speak clearly so listeners can understand
  • See differences between colors, shades, and brightness.
  • Use fingers to grasp, move, or assemble very small objects
 
Company Description
SEE yourself in the world of VISION!
Founded in 1983, Eyesight Ophthalmic Services is one of the largest general practice ophthalmic centers in the seacoast region. Eyesight divisions include a premiere LASIK vision correction center, Macular Degeneration and Clinical Research.
Locations include Portsmouth, Somersworth and Exeter NH. Eyesight is privately owned by 6 MD’s and employs multiple optometrists, opticians, surgical technicians, ophthalmic technicians and administrative staff.

ABOUT OUR POSITIONS: Seeking personal, upbeat, positive professionals who enjoy working with people of all age groups and from all walks of life. Our patients range in age from 2 to 102 with a variety of needs ranging from simple eye exams to more intense critical vision problems. Candidates must be detail oriented team players who have the ability to take initiative under minimal supervision. These are “career” positions. We are looking for hard working individuals who want to join a family of friends and co-workers. We offer competitive salaries, 401(k)/profit sharing, short-term disability, health and dental insurance, paid holidays and vacation, along with optical and eyecare benefits.

We encourage individuals who have an ophthalmic or optometric background to submit their resume for candidacy. Those with medical experience and/or education are also encouraged to apply.

Eyesight Ophthalmic Services

Why Work Here?

Advancement Opportunity. Team Environment. Core Behavioral Values: Honesty. Trust. Responsibility, and Dedication to our Patients Care.

SEE yourself in the world of VISION! Founded in 1983, Eyesight Ophthalmic Services is one of the largest general practice ophthalmic centers in the seacoast region. Eyesight divisions include a premiere LASIK vision correction center, Macular Degeneration and Clinical Research. Locations include Portsmouth, Somersworth and Exeter NH. Eyesight is privately owned by 6 MD’s and employs multiple optometrists, opticians, surgical technicians, ophthalmic technicians and administrative staff. ABOUT OUR POSITIONS: Seeking personal, upbeat, positive professionals who enjoy working with people of all age groups and from all walks of life. Our patients range in age from 2 to 102 with a variety of needs ranging from simple eye exams to more intense critical vision problems. Candidates must be detail oriented team players who have the ability to take initiative under minimal supervision. These are “career” positions. We are looking for hard working individuals who want to join a family of friends and co-workers. We offer competitive salaries, 401(k)/profit sharing, short-term disability, health and dental insurance, paid holidays and vacation, along with optical and eyecare benefits. We encourage individuals who have an ophthalmic or optometric background to submit their resume for candidacy. Those with medical experience and/or education are also encouraged to apply.

Address

155 Borthwick Avenue
Portsmouth, NH
USA

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