Ophthalmic Imaging Technicians perform an array of visual imaging and diagnostic testing, including but not limited to Visual Field Testing, Keratometry, Fundus Photography, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Manual and Automated Lensometry, Angiography, and other advanced ocular testing.
We are currently offering a $1,200 sign-on bonus for qualified Ophthalmic Imaging Technicians and COAs who join our practice from now through December 31, 2021. We look forward to speaking with you soon!
The Ophthalmic Imaging Technician provides clinical support to Providers through the delivery of high quality, compassionate visual imaging and diagnostic services to CEENTA’s patients.
Essential Job Functions
The essential functions for the position include:
- Explain visual imaging procedures to patient and their families
- Perform visual imaging and diagnostic testing, including but not limited to Visual Field Testing, Keratometry, Fundus Photography, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Manual and Automated Lensometry, Angiography, and other advanced testing
- Document the results of imaging procedures in the EHR system for provider review
- Manage visual imaging resource schedules in the EHR system, which includes scheduling patients for visual imaging study appointments
- Maintain applicable work queues in the EHR system
- Index lab reports, procedure and office notes, and outside documentation pertinent to patient care from the document management system to the EHR system
- Perform clinical room turnover/set-up and equipment sterilization
- Maintain OSHA standards to ensure a sterilized and safe environment
- Maintain stock of office and clinical supplies and order from appropriate vendor when needed
- The ability to work on-site
- Predictable, reliable and prompt attendance
Clinical Knowledge – Possesses the appropriate clinical knowledge to provide safe and high-quality care to patients within the applicable scope of practice. This includes accurately recording and communicating patient information to all relevant members of the clinical team.
Patient Focus – Making patients and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; developing and sustaining productive patient relationships.
Building Patient Loyalty – Effectively meeting patient needs; building productive patient relationships; taking responsibility for patient satisfaction and loyalty.
Communication – Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
Energy – Consistently maintaining high levels of activity or productivity; sustaining long working hours when necessary; operating with vigor, effectiveness, and determination over extended periods of time.
Attention to Detail – Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.
Our mission is to be the premier eye, ear, nose, and throat group providing comprehensive, quality, and ethical healthcare to all in the Carolinas; to provide a favorable environment for the delivery of healthcare; and to provide for the wellbeing of the physicians and the employees of Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates, P.A.
The Ophthalmic Imaging Technician directly impacts CEENTA’s ability to achieve its mission as they play an integral role in patient care delivery, providing high quality, compassionate visual imaging and diagnostic services to CEENTA’s patients.
This position reports to the Manager of Imaging and Radiology Services.
This position functions in a multi-specialty clinic with high patient volume. This role may be exposed to contagious or infectious diseases, and therefore, may be required to wear personal protective equipment at times. This position routinely uses standard medical office equipment as well as standard medical diagnostic equipment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical and Mental Demands
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Frequently required to stand; walk; sit in front of a computer; type; perform repetitive mouse clicks; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms to assist patients and/or providers/staff
Occasionally assists with moving or positioning wheel-chair bound patients, clinical equipment, and office supplies up to 300 pounds
Ability to multi-task
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to make quick decisions
Ability to thrive in fast-paced environment
Ability to use discretion and sensitivity
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position with core hours Mondays-Fridays, 8:00am –5:00pm. Hours are subject to variation based upon clinic needs.
Travel to various CEENTA locations required dependent upon business need.
Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Graduate of an International Council of Accreditation (ICA) accredited clinical training program OR completion of an International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO) or American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) independent study course preferred.
Current Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) or Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) certification from the IJCAHPO and/or Certified Retinal Angiographer (CRA) or Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT-C) certification from the Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society (OPS) Board of Certification (BOC) preferred.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Ability to obtain and maintain BLS certification from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross required.
One to three years’ experience in ophthalmic imaging or other related experience preferred.
A Typical Day in the Position
A typical day for the Ophthalmic Imaging Technician involves collaborating with Providers to deliver high quality, compassionate visual imaging and diagnostic services to CEENTA’s patients. The Ophthalmic Imaging Technician greets patients with a warm, welcoming smile as they escort them to the testing area. They perform an array of visual imaging and diagnostic testing, including but not limited to Visual Field Testing, Keratometry, Fundus Photography, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Manual and Automated Lensometry, Angiography, and other advanced testing. They also perform various administrative duties, which include clinical room turnover/set-up, equipment sterilization, scheduling appointments, indexing faxes and other documents, and monitoring workqueues in the EHR system.