The Ophthalmic Technician is responsible for performing measurements and tests that provide the physician with the information needed to arrive at a diagnosis and to prescribe treatment. This position may see patients for any PEI provider within their skill-set.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Greet all patients and guests according to company standards, anticipate and address service needs, assist individuals with disabilities, and thank others with genuine appreciation. Treat each patient with respect by greeting them by name, introducing yourself, and ensuring that the patient understands what will happen during the exam.
Obtain complete patient histories including chief complaint, past ocular/medical history, family medical/ocular history and history of allergies and medications.
Perform ophthalmologic tests including visual acuity, applanation tonometry, pachymetry, visual fields, corneal topography, OCTs, lensometry, and other tests as directed within the prescribed timeline.
Assist with patient pre- and post-op counseling, procedure set up, and performing in office procedures. Obtain consents when needed.
Calibrate diagnostic equipment per manufacturer guidelines.
Instrument sterilization as needed.
Participate in trainings and meet requirements for Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) measures, HIPAA compliance and Protected Health Information.
Ensure opening and closing of special testing rooms. Maintain stocking of exam lanes and maintain order in work areas.
Ensure company COVID-19 protocols are followed.
Other duties as assigned
This position has no supervisory responsibility.
To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation. The requirements below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
Experience on Electronical Medical Records system preferred
Bilingual Spanish preferred
Typing, Computer and Data entry
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or equivalent.
Minimum one year of experience in Ophthalmology or Optometry setting
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) Certification Preferred