Johns Hopkins University Department of Ophthalmology is seeking an Ophthalmic Technician Assistant to become part of a diverse institution and team; whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve.
This certified position assists our Ophthalmologists to provide excellent care. Our team of Certified Ophthalmic Technicians will help train you towards technician certification in the field. Join our team of professionals!
The Ophthalmic Technician Assistant will learn to assist the Ophthalmologist by performing ocular examination and testing, and supporting clinical operations.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Obtain and concisely record an accurate patient history, including chief complaint, past ocular history, family history, systemic illness, medications, allergies and drug reactions, and social history.
Perform basic elements of the preliminary eye exam, including visual acuity, color vision testing, lensometry, assessment of pupillary reactions, instillation of eye drops, tonometry, and basic slit lamp exam including evaluation of anterior chamber depth.
Perform ancillary testing including operation of various automated and non-automated ophthalmic equipment.
Assist physician chairside as a scribe.
Apply proper ocular dressings and shields.
Properly assist physically or visually disabled patients.
Assist with pre- and post-op care, including possible surgical assisting with minor outpatient procedures.
Clinical and 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.
Possess general medical knowledge, including basic microbial control, ocular anatomy and physiology, systemic diseases, ocular diseases and ocular emergencies.
Maintain current CPR certification.
Must complete currently required JHMI courses, and abide by relevant regulations, such as:
Self-learning educational packets
Conflict of Interest
Training in software such as Epic and Forum.
Minimum Qualifications:Minimum of a High School Diploma/GED. 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 can 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 whole numbers, 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:
Obtain American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR Certification (offered by Johns Hopkins during regular work hours).
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 patient's 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 Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.76 - $22.57/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: Ophthalmology Residency Service Personnel Area: School of Medicine
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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