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Ophthalmic Assistant

Spectrum Eye Physicians Santa Cruz ,CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description


Spectrum Eye Physicians, a full service, seven location ophthalmology practice in the Bay area, is looking for a full-time ophthalmic technician to join our team. Experience and a great attitude and friendly smile preferred, but will train right person.

POSITION: Ophthalmic Technician


REPORTS TO: Administrator

Job Summary:

To perform extensive data collection functions to properly diagnose patients' conditions in a way that instills patient confidence in the treatment. Perform necessary ophthalmic testing. Demonstrate ophthalmic technician skills. Promote laser and optical services.


Essential Skills and Abilities:

1. Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

2. Knowledge of medical and ophthalmic terminology.

3. Personable; empathetic with patient’s needs and concerns.

4. Well-organized with attention to detail.

5. Understand the principles of refraction.

6. Ability to work as a team member.

7. Computer literate.



1. Communication & Workup

  1. 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.

  2. Obtain and document patient history to include chief compliant, history of present illness, past history (ocular and general), family history (ocular and general), allergies and medications and history of allergies and medications, social history and review of systems.

  3. Perform accurate and consistent documentation and measurement tasks to include measuring and recording of: visual acuity, measure and record glasses, manifest refraction for distance and near vision, tonometry, pupils, schirmer testing, dilate patient, color screening, visual field, corneal modeling, laser interferometry, auto refraction, auto keratometry, manual keratometry, glare testing, A-scan, photos, HRT and Topography.

  4. Assist in the performance of complex clinical procedures requiring special assistance. Involved in direct patient care to include: instilling of eye drops and ointments. Administer oral medications; instruct in home care.

  5. Refill Rx with doctor’s approval and document in the chart.

2. Administrative

  1. Be on time every day for your scheduled shift and for all meetings.

  2. Keep exposed lenses, mirrors, and prisms clean.

  3. Check that all equipment is where it belongs.

  4. Organize rooms between patients.

  5. Keep med cabinets organized.

  6. Refill cotton balls and refill chin paper.

  7. Perform other duties as required. (File charts during downtime).

  8. Clean and stock exam rooms every morning.

  9. Keep lenses (+20D, +80D) in containers when closing rooms.

  10. Turn off lights and power to all equipment at the end of the day

3. Triage

  1. Determine which patients should be taken next from the waiting room to have treatment initiated. Escort patients from waiting room to the treatment room.

  2. Following work-up, advise patients of who will see them next, and make patients comfortable during their wait. Maintain a smooth flow of patients to the physician.

  3. Perform other duties as required.

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