The Ophthalmic Technician is responsible for performing an extensive number of data collection functions, as delegated by the physician, to allow for proper, professional diagnosis of patients' conditions.
Interacts with all patients using the level of respect and professionalism required by this practice.
Obtains patient history, to include chief complaint, history of present illness, past history (ocular and general), family history (ocular and general), and history of allergies and medications.
Performs duties consistent with ophthalmic writer/scribe.
Performs accurate and consistent documentation and measurement tasks such as visual acuity, manual lensometry, motility, applanation tonometry, Humphrey Visual Field.
Instrument Maintenance by troubleshooting instrument repairs if necessary.
Triage patients by determining which should have testing initiated, data collection, comfortable while waiting, escorting from clinical area to check-out station and maintaining a smooth flow.
Assists with screening, when necessary.
Some administrative duties to include maintaining stock levels and cleanliness of exam lanes.
Education & Experience:
High school diploma, some college preferred.
Two-years of experience as an Ophthalmic Assistant.
Medical experience preferred, but not required.
Valid CPR certification.
Essential Skills & Abilities:
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Strong work ethic.
Commitment to patient/customer experience.
Empathetic personality giving attention to patient’s needs and concerns.
Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
Ability to work as a team member.
We are committed to providing a Positive Patient Experience at every visit. We are also committed to Simplicity, looking for ways to improve our service by increasing efficiencies, to Teamwork that aligns our entire staff toward our core value, to Mutual Trust and Respect, to good Stewardship of our resources, to Lifelong Learning, to Technology, and to Core Competencies, focusing on what we do best.
Providing care led by our guiding principles, we have developed a long-standing reputation of delivering leading-edge eye care with a personal touch. Our doctors are among the leading eye care professionals nationwide, and our entire team is focused on bringing you the most technologically superior care available in our supportive and attentive environment.