Casey Eye Institute (Astoria, OR satellite), Department of Ophthalmology
Work Unit Description
This position is located at the Casey Eye Institute satellite in Astoria, Oregon. It provides ophthalmic technical assistance to faculty physicians as they see patients, and provides ancillary screening and testing as necessary.
Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range
Schedule: Monday - Friday, day shift (hours to be determined by clinic need)
FTE: 1.0, full-time
Job Type: Union (AFSCME) Represented
Location: Astoria, OR
Functions/Duties of Position
Screen patients for and obtain/record patient's chief complaint, take accurate history of illnesses/surgeries (Ophthalmic and General), past ocular history, family history, drug allergies, and medications. Assist physician with completing/transferring patient information to the patient problem list as required per JCAHPO. Perform ophthalmic testing as appropriate per patient. This includes but is not limited to checking/documenting distance and near vision in adults and children with and without correction, clearly determining from patient history if the patient is needing new glasses on any given visit. Pupillary assessment to rule out afferent defect and to check pupil size (rule out asymmetry), corneal curvature,, corneal pachymetry, corneal topography, color vision testing, must be proficient in performing lensometry including reading lenses with multifocal and progressive adds, power of sphere, axis of cylinder and cylinder power, and orientation and power of prism and measurement of interpupillary distance. Perform applanation tonometry, and utilize Tonopen (noncontact tonometry) to check intraocular pressure. Perform confrontation visual fields. Must be proficient in refractometry and auto refraction, fogging with astigmatic dials, cross cylinder refinement and measurement of accommodation. Must be able to perform cover/uncover test, alternate cover test and quantify strabismus. Must be able to document ocular motility, presence of strabismus or nystagmus. Must be able to perform Worth 4-dot test and Stereopsis test. Must be able to test near point of convergence, ductions, versions and vergences. Must be able to perform Potential Acuity Meter testing, Glare Testing. Instill dilating and other ophthalmic drops per physician's instructions. Must be able to perform diagnostic testing, such as refractions, ascan ultrasounds, visual fields, and limited ophthalmic photography.Assist doctors as needed. Prepare for, set up and assist in minor surgical, plastics staffing cases, and laser procedures, including all types of lasers. Must be familiar with preoperative and pre-laser patient education. Apply eye dressings, protective shields and dispense medications as directed by the physician. Provide patient instruction, education and assistance as required, including surgery scheduling functions. Always be willing to assist patients in clinic areas. Per standard guidelines, clean exam lanes and minor surgical instruments. Prepare for the sterilization process, either sterilizing instruments utilizing the sterilizer in the Minor Surgery Room per guidelines or preparing instruments to be sent for sterilization. Responsible for room maintenance including periodic cleaning of exam lanes. Keep rooms stocked with appropriate instruments, as well as necessary ophthalmic drops, per physician's direction.Take tech calls as needed to assist front desk scheduling team, refill pharmacy requests as per physician guidelines; fax/send prescriptions as indicated. On an as needed basis, be able to perform duties as assigned by supervisor (including, but not limited to front/back office duties including billing, quoting of deposits, co-payments and payments, duties at other Casey satellite offices).Provide high quality customer service to patients and referring providers, to include PCP's and their office staff, insurance providers in requesting referrals, and co-workers and staff. Maintain a high standard of patient interactions skills and is exemplary in addressing patient complaints when necessary.Participate in continuing education courses and activities. Have knowledge of and be able to practice JCAHPO clinical guidelines. Demonstrate competence in all required skills during skills evaluations.
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 able to perform ophthalmic tests and exams as specified above.
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
Proficiency with computer applications such as Microsoft Windows, Office, Word, Excel, Power Point and related computer applications. Strong relationship building skills with patients, health plans, providers, staff, management.
Exceptional customer service skills - both in person and on the phone.
Exceptional interpersonal skills and professional demeanor.
Patient advocacy skills - evaluate patient concerns for timely resolution.
Sensitivity to patient needs.
Demonstrated evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to manage competing priorities and excellent organizational skills.
Ability to meet deadlines and urgent patient and system needs.
Ability to work independently; willingness to serve as a positive and professional role model.
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.
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How To Apply
Apply Online. Please attach resume and a cover letter.
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