Ophthalmic Tech Job Description
The Ophthalmic Technologist participates in the care of patients in a clinic setting by: performing ophthalmic examinations, such as visual acuity, applanation tonometry and lensometry, and performing diagnostic, technical and specialized testing, such as assessing extraocular muscle function and differentiating and measuring of ocular misalignment, refractometry, keratometry, placing patients in rooms, A-Scan and IOL Master, fundus photography, visual fields, preparing patients for exams/procedures and providing patient/family support. Assures appropriate visit notes, test results prepared and are available for visit. May assist with minor OR procedures depending upon licensure and qualifications. Assisting and performing ophthalmic photography. Contact lens insertion and removal training. Should maintain a clinic environment which includes supplies and equipment for specialized testing. Excellent Working knowledge of Ophthalmic pharmacology, anatomy and physiology needed. Has a working knowledge of ophthalmic ICD-9 and CPT coding. Excellent computer knowledge and comfortable using EMR.
Spanish or other language a plus.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS :
1) Measures Intraocular pressures
2) Operates automated Lensometer
2) Performs refraction studies.
3) Performs advanced visual field studies.
4) Performs Optical Coherence Tomography
5) Performs Ophthalmic Biometry with the IOL Master
6) Performs A-Scans
7) Performs keratometry studies, topography, Schirmer test, visual acuity, stereo tests, Advanced Tonometry, Glare test.
8) Obtains detailed.patient histories
9) Administers dilation drops
10) Basic ocular motility, clinical optics, and contact lenses
11) Performs fundus photography
12) Troubleshoots problems with equipment; participates in maintaining and cleaning of equipment; arranges for repairs as needed.
13) Assists with minor OR procedures depending upon license.
14) Maintains instruments, including preparing solution for initial cleaning prior to transport to ASC for sterilization.
15) Working knowledge of Ophthalmic pharmacology, anatomy and physiology
16) Working knowledge of ophthalmic ICD-9 and CPT coding
17) Stocks exam lanes
18) Other duties as dictated by Physician