Ophthalmic technician

Aspen Valley Hospital in New Castle, PA

  • Industry: Healthcare - Physician - Ophthalmology
  • Type: Full Time
position filled
We have an exciting Full Time Ophthalmalic Technician position available. Our ideal candidate will have an active COA, isa team player, has a passion for patient care, and isable to adapt quickly in a fast paced changing enviornmment. This position is eligible for Medical, Dental, Vision, and Paid Time Off benefits. Primary Scope of Responsibilities: Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, this employee provides medical/nursing assistance under the direction of physician, physician assistant or nursing staff in the Ophthalmology Clinic and/or the ENT Clinic within their certified capabilities. Duties include facilitating clinic operations including clinic preparation, performing eye testing, maintaining clinic flow, cleaning exam rooms between patients and cleaning dirty instruments according to policy. Accurate completion and documentation of RN/MA clinic note including vital signs, chief complaint and assessment as appropriate. Assist MD with procedures, surgical scheduling and diagnostics scheduling. Provide patient education as appropriate and complete the patient discharge process at the end of each visit. Answer patient phone calls and prescription refill requests in a timely manner. Communicate and coordinate information in a knowledgeable and courteous manner with patients, families, and staff. Assure patient safety and maintain confidentiality with patients, family members, and staff. Enter applicable charges each day and assure the patient record is complete. The Ophthalmic Technician practices exceptional customer service and professionalism in all aspects of this role. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS ABILITIES EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS High school graduate preferred Ophthalmic Technician certification preferred LICENSE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATIONS COA required BLS required EMT-I preferred IV certification preferred PALS required within 6 months ACLS preferred KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS Ability to concentrate and show attention to detail Relatively high degree of analytical abilities Strong interpersonal skills required Ability to work independently Ability to read and communicate effectively in English WORKING CONDITIONS Normal patient care environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust and temperature May be exposed to communicable diseases through normal or careless performance of responsibilities May be exposed to mechanical dangers associated with mechanical devices May be exposed to stressful situations PHYSICAL DEMANDS On-the-job time is spent in the following physical activities. Percent of Time Stand: 40% Walk: 20% Sit: 40% Talk or hear: 99% Use hands to finger, handle or feel: 80% Push or pull: 30% Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl: 20% Reach with hands and arms: 20% Taste or smell: 10% This job requires that weight be lifted or force be exerted. Yes/ No Up to 10 pounds: Yes Up to 25 pounds: Yes Up to 50 pounds: Yes Up to 100 pounds: Yes More than 100 pounds: No This job has vision requirements as follows:Yes/No Clear close vision: Yes Clear distance vision: Yes Depth perception: Yes Three-dimensional vision; ability to judge distances and spatial relationships: Yes Ability to adjust eye to bring an object into sharp focus: Yes Specific demands not listed: WORK ENVIRONMENT This job requires exposure to the following environmental conditions: Yes/No Wet, humid conditions( non-weather): No Work near moving mechanical parts: No Fumes or airborne particles: Yes Toxic or caustic chemicals: No Outdoor weather conditions: Yes Extreme cold (non-weather): No Extreme heat (non-weather): No Risk of electrical shock: Yes Work with explosives: No Risk of radiation: Yes Vibration: No Hearing ability required for work environment is:Yes/No Ability to hear alarms on equipment: Yes Ability to hear patient call: Yes Ability to hear instructions clearly: Yes Hi/Med/Lo The typical noise level for the work environment is:Med REPETITIVE MOTION ACTIONS Percent of Time Repetitive use of foot control: 0% Repetitive use of hands: 50% Grasping simple/light: 20% Grasping firm/heavy: 5% Fine dexterity: 25% We have an exciting Full Time Ophthalmalic Technician position available. Our ideal candidate will have an active COA, is a team player, has a passion for patient care, and is able to adapt quickly in a fast paced changing enviornmment. This position is eligible for Medical, Dental, Vision, and Paid Time Off benefits. Primary Scope of Responsibilities: Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, this employee provides medical/nursing assistance under the direction of physician, physician assistant or nursing staff in the Ophthalmology Clinic and/or the ENT Clinic within their certified capabilities. Duties include facilitating clinic operations including clinic preparation, performing eye testing, maintaining clinic flow, cleaning exam rooms between patients and cleaning dirty instruments according to policy. Accurate completion and documentation of RN/MA clinic note including vital signs, chief complaint and assessment as appropriate. Assist MD with procedures, surgical scheduling and diagnostics scheduling. Provide patient education as appropriate and complete the patient discharge process at the end of each visit. Answer patient phone calls and prescription refill requests in a timely manner. Communicate and coordinate information in a knowledgeable and courteous manner with patients, families, and staff. Assure patient safety and maintain confidentiality with patients, family members, and staff. Enter applicable charges each day and assure the patient record is complete. The Ophthalmic Technician practices exceptional customer service and professionalism in all aspects of this role. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS High school graduate preferred Ophthalmic Technician certification preferred LICENSE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATIONS COA required BLS required EMT-I preferred IV certification preferred PALS required within 6 months ACLS preferred KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS Ability to concentrate and show attention to detail Relatively high degree of analytical abilities Strong interpersonal skills required Ability to work independently Ability to read and communicate effectively in English WORKING CONDITIONS Normal patient care environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust and temperature May be exposed to communicable diseases through normal or careless performance of responsibilities May be exposed to mechanical dangers associated with mechanical devices May be exposed to stressful situations PHYSICAL DEMANDS On-the-job time is spent in the following physical activities. Percent of Time Stand: 40% Walk: 20% Sit: 40% Talk or hear: 99% Use hands to finger, handle or feel: 80% Push or pull: 30% Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl: 20% Reach with hands and arms: 20% Taste or smell: 10% This job requires that weight be lifted or force be exerted. Yes/ No Up to 10 pounds: Yes Up to 25 pounds: Yes Up to 50 pounds: Yes Up to 100 pounds: Yes More than 100 pounds: No This job has vision requirements as follows: Yes/No Clear close vision: Yes Clear distance vision: Yes Depth perception: Yes Three-dimensional vision; ability to judge distances and spatial relationships: Yes Ability to adjust eye to bring an object into sharp focus: Yes Specific demands not listed: WORK ENVIRONMENT This job requires exposure to the following environmental conditions: Yes/No Wet, humid conditions( non-weather): No Work near moving mechanical parts: No Fumes or airborne particles: Yes Toxic or caustic chemicals: No Outdoor weather conditions: Yes Extreme cold (non-weather): No Extreme heat (non-weather): No Risk of electrical shock: Yes Work with explosives: No Risk of radiation: Yes Vibration: No Hearing ability required for work environment is: Yes/No Ability to hear alarms on equipment: Yes Ability to hear patient call: Yes Ability to hear instructions clearly: Yes Hi/Med/Lo The typical noise level for the work environment is:Med REPETITIVE MOTION ACTIONS Percent of Time Repetitive use of foot control: 0% Repetitive use of hands: 50% Grasping simple/light: 20% Grasping firm/heavy: 5% Fine dexterity: 25%
Associated topics: cornea, eye, glaucoma, ophthalmolgist, ophthalmology, retina, uveitis

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