|Position:||REFRACTIVE OPHTHALMIC TECHNICIAN|
Currently looking for Certified Refractive Ophthalmic Technicians to fill openings at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Interested candidate should be a Certified Ophthalmic Technician with Refractive Ophthalmic Technician experience.
Responsibilities of the Refractive Ophthalmic Technician
- Measure and record distance and near vision; perform color testing and pinhole vision
- Perform Basic visual acuity tests, basic ocular motility test, Contrast Sensitivity testing, lensometry, Autofraction, Keratometry, Tonometry, Pupillometry, Corneal Pachymetry, and glare testing.
- Assess Corneal topography.
- Perform visual field testing (Automated and Manual). Teach contact lens care.
- Assist during refractive surgery and ocular surgeries performed in laser room.
- Utilize Modality Work Lists (MWL) to document examinations; reconcile MWL with existing patient databases to minimize medical errors and duplications.
- Assist providers in documenting in the medical record according to the policies and procedures of the organization.
- Applies and removes therapeutic lenses.
- Direct the flow of patients: obtain medical and personal data for patients for conditions excluding ocular examination; arrange for laboratory and other tests, ophthalmic photography, outpatient studies and patient admissions and surgery as requested by the physician.
- Alleviate patient and family concerns by explaining diagnostic procedures and referring specific questions to the doctor.
- Screen walk-in patients, emergency patients and telephone calls from patients and referring physicians to determine appropriate physician and priority of appointments.
- Perform inspection and preparation of instruments, materials, and equipment to insure that they are clean and in proper working condition.
- Sterilize and set up instruments for surgical procedures; assist with minor office surgery, laser treatments and operating room surgery as required.
- Perform inventory of assigned examination rooms to insure adequate supplies are in stock.
Requirements of the Refractive Ophthalmic Technician
- Minimum 5 years of experience as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant.
- 5 years of Ophthalmologic Clinic Experience, including: Certification on VISX Star S4, Certification on Allegretto Wave Eye-Q, Certification on Intralase Femtosecond Laser
- Basic knowledge of DICOM communication
- Experience in using OCT, visual fields, and other applicable ophthalmic device modality to communicate via DICOM standards
- Skillful operation of Pentacam (Scheimpflug Camera)
- Skillful operation of Corneal Topographer
- Skillful operation of Marco Auto-refraction workstation
- Maintain JCAHPO certification and BLS Certification
- Knowledge of AHLTA/CHCS
Benefits of the Refractive Ophthalmic Technician
Extremely competitive compensation and excellent fringe benefits that include Major Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Short and Long Term Disability, 401K, Paid Time Off, and Paid Federal Holidays.
Job Types: Full-time, Contract
Please be prepared to answer the following questions:
- How many years of Ophthalmic Technician experience do you have?
- Do you have the following license or certification: BLS?
- Do you have the following license or certification: JCAHPO?
- Are you authorized to work in the following country: United States?