Johns Hopkins, founded in 1876, is America's first research
university and home to nine world-class academic divisions working
together as one university.
Working with faculty, Clinic Manager and
Clinic Supervisor, we are seeking aCOOphthalmic Technician's who's primary role is to
provide technician/clinical support to physicians. Secondary
responsibilities include limited administrative duties such as
responding to messages from patients and physicians and assisting
with patient requests for refills, forms completion and prior
This position is located in a satellite
office with multiple functions and minimal staff. The job requires
multi-tasking in order to complete a variety of tasks.
Specific Duties &
Records patient history including chief
complaint, information on ocular history, past surgeries, medical
condition, medications taken, allergies, learning assessment, falls
risk and family history.
Checks pupil response to light by shining
light into eye and watching speed with which pupils constrict;
checks for afferent pupillary defect.
Measures central visual field using Amsler
Instills eye drops under physicians’
Measures and records distance and near
Measures and records intraocular pressure
using applanation tonometry (i.e. Goldman tonometer), pneumatic
tonometry, or Schiotz-type indentation tonometer.
Performs Humphrey visual field testing;
refers patients for further testing where appropriate.
Performs IOL Master measurements to prepare
patients for cataract surgery.
Performs Pentacam measurements.
Performs accurate refractions.
Tests color vision, depth perception
Screens for presence of ocular motility
Uses slit lamp to examine eye
Performs special testing like Bright field
Acuity Testing; otential Acuity Meter; and pachymetry.
Performs basic maintenance or repair of
Compiles and enters data for clinical
studies; may participate in other clinical research
Teaches patients how to insert and remove
contact lenses correctly, and proper handling
Performs ultrasound scans by measuring the
axial length of the eye using various A-Scan ultrasound units.
Recognizing difficult scans and adjusting unit as needed in patient
with high myopia, high hyperopia, poor fixation nystagmus retinal
detachments, corneal problems, and intraocular lenses already in
Performs accurate keratometry readings
adjusting keratometer reading if unobtainable.
Calculates intraocular lens power using
various formulas to fit patient’s needs and situations, either
manually or by computer.
Takes fundus photos as needed.
Assist with in office procedures
Responsible for exam room supply
Ensure medication expiration dates are
Responsible for maintaining and
sterilization of instruments
Disinfect and maintain examination
Understand and practice the fundamentals of
Maintains refrigerator logs, sharps
Is familiar with JCAHO requirements and
ensures clinic practice is in compliance with
Duties may include, but are not limited to
Responsible for epic in-basket messages
(clinical support pool) and patient questions.
Process refill requests.
Prior authorizations for upcoming in office
Prior authorizations for
Provide support to front desk staff by
assisting in triage scheduled appointments, respond to patients’
clinical questions and explain technician related concerns to front
Managing and ordering medications for
Assist with tracking and processing of forms
request (ie MVA, disability, FLMA).
Provide input on templates/schedules to
maximize patient flow and physician efficiency.
Maintain general medical knowledge of ocular
anatomy and physiology, systemic diseases, ocular diseases and
This position is also responsible for other
duties as assigned.
Special Knowledge, Skills, &
Solid knowledge of ocular anatomy (including
anterior and posterior portions of eye).
Good working knowledge of ophthalmic
medications, and knowledge of allergic reaction to
Good working knowledge of the following
ophthalmic equipment: projector, trial lenses, phoropter, various
tonometers, lensometer, slit lamp, Bright Field Acuity Tester, and
Potential Acuity Meter.
Working knowledge of ophthalmic photography
Good working knowledge of medical
Excellent organization, verbal and written
Ability to speak clearly and have patients
understand language without misinterpretation or
Professional maturity, appearance and
Ability to work independently and handle
multiple tasks simultaneously.
Ability to establish priorities
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
The person in this position frequently
communicates with patients .Must be able to exchange accurate
information in these situations.
Ability to safely utilize various types of
Ophthalmic Equipment to directly contact the patients
Occasionally lifts and transports supplies
up to 20 lbs.
Ability to concentrate on instruments and
other visual stimuli.
Observation of and rapid reaction to
High School Diploma or graduation
One 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..
CPR certification also required.
Prior experience in a clinical office
setting as an Ophthalmic Technician.
Classified Title: Ophthalmic
Working Title: CO Ophthalmic Technician
Starting Salary Range: Min. $22.67 -$32.38 HRLY (Commensurate with
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: JH Wilmer Eye at Columbia
Department name: Columbia Practice Ophthalmology
Personnel area: School of Medicine
Please refer to the job description
above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this
position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these
*JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester
hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of
experience. Additional related experience may substitute for
required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is
permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may
be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required
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**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are
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(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
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