Certified Ophthalmic Technician

Summary of Responsibilities

Responsible for daily patient care and flow of pod activities. Position requires good understanding of ophthalmic practice and patient care. Knowledge of medical instrumentation and its proper care and usage needed. Ability to assess common safety hazards and take precautions to establish a safe work environment required. Ability to communicate with patients, coworkers and supervisor is critical. Must be willing to help in all areas and understand the need for efficient use of time.

List of Responsibilities/Duties

  • Promptly and professionally assists the doctor in patient care
  • Performs technical workups, patient interviews and special testing
  • Communicates with patients regarding follow-up care, surgeries, procedures, changes in schedule, symptoms, surgery scheduling, etc.
  • Maintains and cleans all equipment being used, and reports to supervisor if not in working condition
  • Returns phone calls to patients and pharmacies
  • Assists in minor surgery
  • Maintains patient confidentiality
  • Attends required meetings

Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.

Minimum Education Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Successful completion of Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology Certified Ophthalmic Technician requirements

Minimum Background Requirements

  • Previous experience or training in this or similar position

Minimum Demonstrated Skills

  • Efficiently and accurately interviews patients and documents histories
  • Consistently works with three patients per hour
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of eye anatomy, disease, symptoms, and ocular meds
  • Accurately performs: refractions, lensometry, keratometry, tonometry, visual fields, Amslers, muscle testing, pupil exams, and topography
  • Has a working understanding of A-scans, fundus photos, nerve fiber analysis, and fluorescein angiography
  • Has a basic knowledge of contact lenses
  • Utilizes proper eye drop technique and sterility
  • Understands and uses proper sterile techniques
  • Utilizes proper universal precaution procedures
  • Understands characteristics of common anterior segment disorders and oculoplastic conditions
  • Understands and communicates well to patients about cataract surgery and oculoplastic procedures
  • Knows how to order IOLs
  • Understands and communicates well to patients about LASIK parameters
  • Understands and follows procedures for surgical and procedural consents
  • Displays consistent professionalism
  • Is energetic and empathetic with patients
  • Consistently displays positive rapport with fellow employees
  • Cooperates with supervisory staff and physicians
  • Understands role in the pod’s team effort
  • Is available to doctor in pod when needed
  • Scribes readily when doctor desires
  • Demonstrates flexibility in job assignment
  • Takes pride and ownership in success and image of the practice
  • Demonstrates initiative in accomplishing practice goals
  • Maintains certification

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to write
  • Must be able to hold arms at shoulder height
  • Must be able to communicate via phone
  • Must have manual dexterity to work with ophthalmic equipment
  • Must be able to type and input information in EHR system

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that reasonable accommodations be made for qualified individuals to help perform the required duties and tasks of the position. Please let us know at the time you apply for a position if you will need any special accommodations.