Grace Health is searching for an Ophthalmic technician to join our vision department. This individual will earn up to 3 weeks of PTO in their first year!
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (This list may not be all inclusive.)
- Perform preliminary exams including taking patient histories, gross confrontational fields, retinoscopy and refractometry, and applanation of tonometry.
- Assists with routine tests and treatments including administering anesthetics and dilating drops, preparing injections and relaying prescriptions to pharmacy.
- Familiar with medications and ocular disease processes.
- Perform patient pre-testing such as measuring visual acuity, color vision, depth perception, pupil testing, corneal curvature, peripheral vision, and blood pressure.
- Instill eye drops on patients using sterile techniques and explain side effects of drops.
- Instruct patient on techniques such as eye lid scrubs and eye drop instillation.
- Assist doctor with any and all aspects of the eye exam and any follow-up requested.
- Neutralizes eyeglasses by either manual or automated lensometry. Able to measure prism in spectacles and mark optical centers
- Performs one or more of the following exams: Ishihara Color Vision, Stereo, W4D, Amsler, confrontational visual fields (CVF), extraocular movement s(EOMS) and Titmus stereo testing,
- Performs applanation or Tonopen tonometry on patient.
- Performs BAT and PAM tests as directed by OD
- Performs corneal pachymetry
- Performs corneal topography accurately and can troubleshoot poor readings or machine difficulties
- Inserts and removes both a hard and soft contact lens
- Performs VF’s: HVF Goldman, tangent, Performs GDX (nerve fiber layer) photography,
- Performs pupil, muscle, fluorescein dye testing for abrasions, and Schirmer tear testing
- Conjunctival and corneal cultures
- Although each position has its own unique duties and responsibilities, please refer to the policy on Job Descriptions for details that apply to every position.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of medical office practices and medical terminology,
- Knowledge of optometric terminology, patient pre-testing skills, ocular anatomy, and optical properties of light.
- Equipment used (or have knowledge of): Auto-refraction / Keratometer, intraocular pressures, digital photos, lensometer, and Haag-Streit field test.
- Basic knowledge of optometric terminology.
- Computer skills including up to date on current EHR
- Committed to excellence in patient care and relations
Education: High school graduate or GED
Experience: Background in optical required
Certificate/License: Certified Para Optometric (CPO) Certification (equivalent experience/certification) strongly preferred