Full-time Ophthalmic Technician needed at a top facility in Boston!
Under general supervision of the Clinical Supervisor, this position follows established professional standards and procedures, helps facilitate patient flow and performs a variety of screening and technical diagnostic tests including manual lensometry and manual keratometry. Assists with patient contact lens removal/ insertion and instilling eye drops as directed by physician.
Essential functions include:
- Prepares patient for the physician’s evaluation by obtaining history, chief complaint, document medications and pertinent questions and necessary information.
- Performs various screening tasks including visual acuity, PAM, BAT, auto and manual lensometry, auto and manual refraction, auto keratometry, Ishihara plates, Amsler grid, stereo test, muscle balance, D-15 color test, and Contrast Sensitivity test.
- Performs various diagnostic tests as determined necessary through patient assessment; pupil and anterior chamber depth evaluation, applanation tonometry, including Goldmann and Tono pen, confrontation and Humphrey visual fields, and corneal topography.
- Assists patient with contact lens removal and reinsertion.
- Instills diagnostic eye drops as directed by the physician to evaluate level of pressure in the eye and to dilate pupils.
- Prepares patient consent forms and assists physician in laser treatment and surgical procedures as needed.
- Performs instrument maintenance (i.e. bulb replacement, battery changes, calibration, etc.) and ensures that all equipment and lights are working properly.
- Has knowledge of ocular pharmacology, including identification and proper use and installation of diagnostic medications.
- Set up exam rooms by ensuring that they are clean, organized, stocked with necessary medications, supplies, instruments, forms, and patient education materials.
- Cleans and sterilizes surgical instruments and keep its logs up to date.
- Maintain refrigerator logs up to date.
- Complies with all local, state and federal regulations and laws governing the performance of this position within the Ophthalmology department.
- Complies with all OSHA standards, including but not limited to handwashing.
- Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed.
* High school diploma or equivalent PLUS experience in an ophthalmic or healthcare related setting.
* Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.
* Completion of ophthalmic, optometric, or medical assistant training program and/or AAO Home Study Course preferred.
* Current CPR certification preferred.
* Certification as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant in good standing or at least one year in an ophthalmic practice preferred.
Offering competitive compensation and complete benefits!
For more information, please submit your resume for review.