Ophthalmic Technologist IV
Performs complex technical assignments which are broadly outlined, require theoretical insight and interpretation, and allow latitude for planning and modifying methods and techniques. Exercises a high degree of skill, judgment, and an understanding of the principles and methodology of a technical field. Also provides basic diagnostic testing and imaging. An Ophthalmology Tech III working with a physician will be spending most of the time working with patients and supporting physicians as indicated below.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Gathers necessary information for the physician, initial patient screening work up and assessment and performs certain diagnostic testing required to properly care for the patient in accordance with any eye related problems and the sub-specialty they may be working in.
Obtains, performs or checks: ocular history, vital signs, visual acuity, neutralize glasses, automated refractions, pupillary exams, confrontational fields, ocular motility, intraocular pressure.
Performs diagnostic testing including: Basic color vision screening using Ishihara or HRR plates. Automated visual field testing, Humphrey Visual Field. Corneal topographies for corneal measurements associated with contact lens fittings, corneal disease or surgical management on the orbscan. Uses a pachymeter to measure corneal thickness. Possesses basic contact lens knowledge and the ability to insert and remove contacts lenses or teach a patient insertion and removal techniques and contact lens care. Performs specialized visual acuity testing including a potential acuity meter (PAM), laser interferometry (LI) and brightness acuity tester (BAT).
Performs clinical-clerical office duties including: scheduling, request forms, printing up results, ordering contact lenses, and related administrative activities deemed necessary by the department. Stocks rooms according to practice needs.
Other duties as assigned.
High school diploma required. 2 years of closely related clinical experience required r equivalent combination of education and experience; Training/coursework in optometry, ophthalmology or related field preferred. Ocular anatomy and physiology, basic tonometry, ophthalmic equipment maintenance and simple repairs. Understands ocular injuries and urgent care preferred. Possesses basic ocular pharmacology knowledge of drops and medications used for eye examinations. Identifies the purpose of these commonly used medications including proper administration, dosage, durations, common side effects, and know hospital policy about shelf life of these medications preferred. CPR or obtain CPR certification required.
Certification by the registry of the Joint Commission of Allied Health in Personnel Ophthalmology, or other nationally recognized professional certifying body or obtain JCHAPO Certification required.
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How To Apply
All applicants must apply online.
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Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 094 Ophthalmology
Schedule: 8 AM-4:30 PM