Location:Bethesda, MD

Job Description

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

Application Questions

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?