The Department of Ophthalmology is seeking an Ophthalmic Technician who will work under broad guidelines, with a high level of independence, and assist the Ophthalmologist by performing ocular examination and testing and supporting clinical operations.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Obtain and Concisely Record an Accurate Patient History
Past ocular history
Allergies and drug reactions
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
Perform and record contrast sensitivity
Perform Ishihara or HRR color vision testing
Accurately measure and record current lens power with a lensometer
Perform and record exophthalmometry
Perform and record Amsler grid
Perform and record Schirmer testing
Evaluate pupillary reactions, including afferent pupillary defect
Estimate anterior chamber depth
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.
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 interpupillary 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
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.
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
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:
Surgical assisting with minor outpatient procedures; basic instrument care
Perform basic slit lamp evaluation of anterior chamber depth
Perform protocol refractometry or other testing for clinical trials
Instruct patients in contact lens care, insertion and removal
Facilitate/route patient medication refills
Other duties that may be assigned
Minimum of a High School Diploma/GED. 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. Must maintain certification while employed at Wilmer. American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR Certification. Failure to obtain/maintain certification might result in termination of employment at Wilmer.
Additional Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Mathematics: able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using wholenumbers, fractions,decimals, addition and subtraction of positive and negative numbers.
Language: able to comprehend simple instructions and short correspondence. Able to createsimple correspondence. Able to effectively present information in one-on-one and small groupsituations topatients and other employees.
Reasoning: able to comprehend and execute instructions. Able to managesituations with more than one variable.
Familiarity with the operation of computers.
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 HealthPersonnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) within 18 months of start date. Must maintain certificationwhile employed at Wilmer.Failure to obtain/maintain certification might result in termination of employment at Wilmer.
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 andreplace 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 exchangeaccurate information in these situations.
Ability to safely utilize various types of Ophthalmic Equipment to directly contact the patients eye.
Occasionally lifts and transports supplies up to 20 lbs.
Ability to concentrate on instruments and other visual stimuli.
Observation of and rapid reaction to changeable situations.
Classified Title: Ophthalmic Technician Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CE Starting Salary Range: $20.54 - $30.82/hr Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus Department Name: SOM Ophthalmology Residency Service Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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