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Ophthalmic Technician

Company: Key-whitman Eye Center
Location: Plano
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY The role of the Ophthalmic Assistant is to work relatively close with the clinic physicians to perform basic, advanced, and complex functions. The Ophthalmic Assistant will document the patients medical record and to input any recommended treatment and/or procedures that may be performed by the doctor ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following: Obtains accurate patient history
Performs lensometry
Performs diagnostic testing of the eye while having a basic understanding and knowledge of these tests such as HVF, HRT, IOLmaster, biopen and basic fundus photography
Obtains accurate visual acuities with basic optics understanding
Demonstrates ability to perform functional ocular measurements of the eye such as color vision testing, B AT testing, schirmer tests and Amsler grid tests
Demonstrates ability to perform accurate and repeat able refractometry
Administers topical ophthalmic medications
Performs accurate tonometry by tonopen or applanation
Maintains and sterilizes surgical instructions
Assists physicians with the instillation of punctual plugs
Verbalizes post operative instructions in a clear and professional manner to patients for any procedure performed at Key-Whitman Eye Center
Understanding basic ocular pharmacology; names of meds and their uses MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES) Minimum 1 Year Medical/Ophthalmic Scribe experience preferred
High School Diploma or GED
Some college coursework or Associates degree preferred
JCAHPO certification preferred
CPR preferred
Strong communication and interpersonal skill
Able to think quickly and be attentive Be able to work in a fast paced, team environment
Communicate effectively with patients, physicians and staff members
Must demonstrate commitment to ongoing educations and uphold to the highest ethical principles of maintaining confidentiality
Proficient in EMR and computer literacy
Well organized and attentive to detail
Proficiency in a second language highly desirable
HIPAA knowledge and compliance PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds without supervision. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Keywords: Key-whitman Eye Center, Plano , Ophthalmic Technician, Professions , Plano, Texas

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