Ophthalmic Technician

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jun 24, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

General summary/purpose:

Under broad guidelines, with a high level of independence, assist the Ophthalmologist by performing ocular examination and testing and supporting clinical operations

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  1. Obtain and concisely record an accurate patient history
  2. Chief complaint
  3. Past ocular history
  4. Family history
  5. Systemic illnesses
  6. Medications
  7. Allergies and drug reactions
  8. Social history
  • Basic skills and lensometry
  • Measure visual acuity at distance and near utilizing test appropriate for age and education, and records accurately.
  • Perform pinhole testing when indicated.

    1. Perform and record contrast sensitivity.
    2. Perform Ishihara or HRR color vision testing.
    3. Accurately measure and record current lens power with a lensometer.
    4. Perform and record exophthalmometry.
    5. Perform and record Amsler grid.
    6. Perform and record Schirmer testing.
    7. Evaluate pupillary reactions, including afferent pupillary defect.
    8. Estimate anterior chamber depth.
    9. Able to properly operate common non-automated and automated ophthalmic equipment including, but not limited to:

    IOL Master, Orb-scan, bright field acuity testing (BAT), potential acuity meter (PAM), autorefractor, corneal pachymetry, Humphrey visual field, Goldmann visual field, OCT, -and Lenstar.

  • Patient Services
  • Apply proper ocular dressings and shields.
  • Follow divisional protocols for eye drop instillation, including cycloplegics and topical anesthetics.
  • Properly instill eye drops
  • Label newly opened bottles with expiration dates.
  • Understand the indications / contraindications for use in dilation,
  • Measure interpapillary distances, evaluate spectacle fit.
  • Properly assist physically or visually disabled patients.
  • Adhere to regulations regarding drug samples and drug sample logs.
  • Facilitate timely flow of patients from screening to exam rooms
  • Basic Tonometry
  • Perform accurate Goldmann applanation tonometry and properly disinfect the tonometer.
  • Perform accurate Tono-pen tonometry and properly disinfect and store the tonometer.
  • Perform accurate Eye Care tonometry.
  • Understand the principals of scleral rigidity and the factors that alter intraocular pressure.
  • Instrument Maintenance
  • Perform routine instrument maintenance on all ophthalmic equipment.
  • Stock examination rooms in assigned area and ensure medication expiration dates are current.
  • Disinfect and maintain examination rooms.
  • Collect and prepare instruments for transport to sterilization center
  • General Medical Knowledge
  • Maintain current CPR certification.
  • Understand basic ocular anatomy and physiology, systemic diseases, ocular diseases and ocular emergencies.
  • Understand and practice the fundamentals of microbial control.
  • Must complete currently required JHMI courses, such as:
  • Self learning educational packets
  • HIPAA regulations
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Complete Annual Review paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Complete training in software such as Epic, POE, TAP, Forum, Oculab, Allscripts
  • Assist physician chair side as a scribe
  • Additional duties and responsibilities:

    1. Surgical assisting with minor outpatient procedures; basic instrument care.
    2. Perform basic slit lamp evaluation of anterior chamber depth.
    3. Perform protocol refractometry or other testing for clinical trials.
    4. Instruct patients in contact lens care, insertion and removal.
    5. Facilitate/route patient medication refills
    6. Other duties that may be assigned.

    Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

    High School diploma or General Education Degree. 1 year experience as an Ophthalmic Technician. Must obtain Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) from Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) within 18 months of start date. Must maintain certification while employed at Wilmer. Failure to obtain/maintain certification might result in termination of employment at Wilmer.

    Preferred qualifications:

    Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

    Mathematics: able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole

    numbers, fractions, decimals, addition and subtraction of positive and negative numbers.

    Language: able to comprehend simple instructions and short correspondence. Able to create

    simple correspondence. Able to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group

    situations to patients and other employees.

    Familiarity with ophthalmic and general medical terminology.

    Ability to enter information into the computer system

    Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:

    Must obtain Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) from Joint Commission on Allied Health

    Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) within 18 months of start date. Must maintain certification while employed at Wilmer.

    Failure to obtain/maintain certification might result in termination of employment at Wilmer.

    Any specific physical requirements for the job:

    Must be able to remain in stationary position for 50% of the time

    Ability to move about to escort patients to the exam rooms and different departments, gather and

    replace supplies, and stock rooms.

    Constantly positions self to adjust ophthalmic equipment in order to perform exams.

    Ability to manipulate extremely small objects.

    The person in this position frequently communicates with patients .Must be able to exchange

    accurate information in these situations.

    Classified Title: Ophthalmic Technician
    Working Title: Ophthalmic Technician ​​​​​
    Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CE
    Starting Salary Range: $18.67-$25.68 (commensurate with experience)
    Employee group: Full Time
    Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:30-5
    Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
    Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus
    Department name: 10003314-SOM Oph Greenspring
    Personnel area: School of Medicine

    The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

    If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

    The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

    During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

    The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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    The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

    If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

    The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

    During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

    The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

    Equal Opportunity Employer
    Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

    EEO is the Law
    Learn more:
    https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
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