Ophthalmic Technician

York, PA | Clerical and Administrative | Tracking Code: 66332

Job Description:

Under general supervision and in accordance with established policies and procedures, assists doctors in patient care ensuring a high quality, pleasant and efficient medical examination and/or procedure. Responsible for patient histories, routine testing procedures, scribing as well as some clerical duties. Serves as an ophthalmic resource to patients and staff within scope of practice.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Accountabilities:

  1. Actively seeks to meet the needs of patients as well as other customers - patients' families, staff and suppliers. Provides prompt response and follow-up to patients' and staff questions. Apprises Administrator and/or Doctors of problems.
  2. Works cooperatively with front office staff to ensure optimal patient flow to maximize the efficiency of the doctors' schedules.
  3. Escorts patients to examination room, explains the examination procedures and prepares patients for physician by doing initial visual examinations:
  4. Takes ophthalmic history and documents in chart; serves as doctor's scribe for dictation of doctor's notes, prescriptions, and lab orders; updates patients health history and medications.
  5. Collects and calculates clinical data for routine examinations: visual acuity, refractometry, tonometry (measurement of intraocular pressure), confrontation fields and pupil tests.
  6. Performs the following special procedures/tests as ordered: A-Scan Ultrasonography, PAM (Potential Acuity Meter), BAT (Brightness Acuity Tester), Schirmer tear testing, pachymetry, Amsler grid, Keratometry, color vision, MMP-9, worth 4-dot and stereopsis.
  7. Applies dressings, bandages and pressure patches.
  8. Administers drops and/or fluorescein dye under physician supervision.
  9. Assists physician in irrigation of tear ducts, insertion of punctal plugs, foreign body removal and conjunctiva! and corneal cultures.
  10. Assists patient in insertion or removal of contact lens or prosthesis.
  11. Checks spectacle prescription using lensometer; inspects spectacles for damage; explains correction of spectacles to patients.
  12. Explains medications, pre- and post-operative instructions with patient and family providing appropriate patient education brochures and forms.
  13. Provides patients with appropriate patient education materials using working knowledge of common ophthalmic disorders, (flashers, floaters, migraines, etc.).
  14. Conducts Humphrey visual field testing of patients for glaucoma, drug and neurological evaluations.
  15. Assists with counseling patient and obtaining informed consent prior to surgical procedures.
  16. Keeps doctor notified of any changes or complications regarding patients and emergent visits added to their schedule.
  17. Maintains clean, orderly and customer-sensitive environment in exam rooms, dilation areas, and surgical counseling rooms.
  18. Maintains exam room and technician station inventory using knowledge of medication stocked; maintains, repairs and cleans exam room and tech station equipment using knowledge of equipment.
  19. Tray set-up for minor procedures; knowledge of instruments and their care, including operation of autoclave unit.
  20. Returns and answers patient phone calls; places patient follow-up calls as needed.
  21. Answers phones, greet patients, and make appointments if front desk staff need assistance.
  22. Develops and implements forms and other tools to improve efficiency and effectiveness of back office operations.
  23. Prepares pre- and post-operative patient information packages.
  24. Responsible for accurate and appropriate chart documentation; maintains patient records.
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Experience:
    • 6-12 months
  • Minimum Education:
    • High School or G.E.D.
  • Preferred Education:
    • Graduation from Ophthalmic Technician course
  • Required Certification:
    • istrationCertified Ophthalmic Technician
  • Skills:
    • Excellent interpersonal/communications skills; Knowledge of medical office operations and general office skills; computer skills to include typing; Knowledge of optical terminology; familiarity with professional optical dispensing environment, use and operation of common optical equipment
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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

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Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

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Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)