This position will provide ophthalmic patient care assistance to faculty, fellows and residents in the Retina division of Casey Eye Institute, providing ancillary screening and testing as necessary.
Screen patients for ophthalmic exams, including chief complaint, history, allergies, medications, supplements. Perform protocol refractions and ophthalmic evaluations for various clinical studies.
Perform ophthalmic testing as appropriate per patient, including distance and near vision, corneal curvature, color vision, lensometry, interpupillary distance, applanation, laser interferometry, refractometry, retinoscopy, fogging, cross cylinder refinement, measurement of accommodation, Worth 4 dot test, stereopsis tests, near point of convergence, ductions, versions and vergences. Assist in performance in laser surgery and PDT. Perform testing and evaluations of patients.
Set up ophthalmic exam rooms, perform minor repairs on and maintain ophthalmic instruments.
Assist doctors during examination as needed; prepare for and assist minor surgeries; apply eye dressings, protective shields and safety glasses; as directed by physician, dispense medication prescriptions as needed by physician.
Assist with various studies as needed by physician/PI.
Must be a qualified Ophthalmic Technician
Completion of two year training program in Ophthalmic Technology from an AMA and JCAHPO approved school; AND Two years of clinical and /or laboratory experience conducting preliminary screening and vision testing including specialized tests such as refractometry and visual fields; OR An equivalent combination of training and experience
Must be detail oriented and possess excellent interpersonal and patient relations skills
Ability to multi-task and delegate workload is essential
Strong skills and background with clinic operations including scheduling systems, and inventory control
Proficiency with computer applications such as Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and related computer applications
Excellent communication skills, professional demeanor, excellent organizational skills
Ability to work independently as well as in a team-work model
Willingness to serve as a positive and professional role model
Demonstrated record of reliable attendance, punctuality and proven successful performance in past and present
Must be able to perform ophthalmic tests and exams as specified previously
Ability to perform Goldmann Visual fields
Demonstrated ability to use clinical diagnostic equipment
BLS certification through American Heart Association (AHA), provider level. Initial certification is the responsibility of the employee (Renewal certification classes/cost provided by OHSU if job required)
Certified Ophthalmic Technician, or 10+ years of experience in lieu of COT certification
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