Emory Eye Center, a center within Emory Healthcare, is seeking to an Ophthalmic Technician to our clinical care team.
Emory Eye Center is a recognized leader in patient care, education, and research consistently named by U.S. News & World Report and Ophthalmology Times as one of the nation's best. With nearly 120,000 patient encounters annually, we are the largest, most comprehensive clinical eye care facility in Georgia. People of all ages come to Emory Eye Center for care ranging from wellness exams to the treatment of the most complex eye diseases and disorders.
Technicians seek Emory Eye Center as a destination for learning, career advancement, and access to complex pathology and cutting edge treatment. As a critical member of our care team, you will have opportunities to take care of our patients by performing ocular examinations, assisting with in office procedures, performing diagnostic imaging and visual fields, and engaging in clinical trials protocol execution.
The Emory Eye Center utilizes the skills of all ophthalmic technical personnel from the ophthalmic assistant (OA) to the certified ophthalmic medical technician (COMT) to provide exceptional patient care.
This position requires customer service skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a degree of independent decision-making. This position reports to a Supervisor of Ophthalmic Operations and will work within a specific section of the Ophthalmology clinic. Ophthalmic skills include: Obtaining and documenting patient history, determining visual acuity, performing automated and manual refraction for diagnostic purposes, performing basic lensometry, pupillary assessment, visual field testing, PAM, basin ocular motility assessment, manual and automated keratometry, osmolarity testing, administering eye drops, ointments, and irrigating solutions to the eye as ordered by physician, performing office duties and clinical tasks - entering data into EMR, providing patient services, measurement of intraocular pressure (tonometry), pre-operative preparation of patient, maintaining equipment and instruments, perform ocular imaging including OCT, Topography, fundus photography, preparation of surgical instruments and equipment, aseptic technique, post-operative education.
Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma, COA certification or eligible for certification within 18 months of hire, BCLS certified