Ophthalmic Technician

Oregon Eye Specialists - Portland, OR
Posted: May 14, 2018

Ophthalmic Technician- Portland Providence location 

The job in a nutshell: The Ophthalmic Technician will provide excellent patient care by performing a variety of ophthalmic tests and will act as a patient liaison.

This role is designed for a person who loves people (patients, staff, and vendor partners) as well as the nuts-and-bolts side of planning and process. As an Ophthalmic Technician, you’ll offer support to patients and maintain effective relationships with management, physicians, and industry representatives.

Reports to: Office Manager

At Oregon Eye Specialists, core values, abilities, and a demonstrable track record of success are more important to us than direct experience. That being said, an ideal candidate would meet the minimum requirements and have the following skills. Specific Duties will vary by individual physician, but will typically include the following:

  • Interact with and care for patients in a manner consistent with OES mission and values.
  • Call patients from waiting room and escort them to examination rooms.  Assist with transfer of wheelchair-bound patients to exam chair.
  • Obtain and document patient history and current complaints.
  • Optimize patient flow and direct physician to the next patient to be seen.
  • Perform visual acuity tests and other screening tests (color vision, Titmus, Amsler grid, pupillary exam, Schirmer's II, HRT).
  • Perform refraction and determine near and intermediate correction needs.
  • Perform ocular motility/alignment and gross confrontation field testing.
  • Check intraocular pressure.
  • Instill dilating drops at the discretion of physician being assisted.
  • Perform automated Humphrey perimetry and Goldman perimetry.
  • Perform lensometry, pachymetry, and operate automated diagnostic equipment.
  • Sterilize equipment/instruments in accordance with the established sterilization schedule and procedure.
  • Maintain an adequate supply of sterile equipment in each exam/treatment room.
  • Maintain inventory of medical supplies.
  • Maintain clean rooms/equipment, including set-up, clean-up and assisting if needed for minor surgeries.
  • Properly handle lab specimens and send out for analysis.
  • Authorize prescription refills in accordance with practice standards as defined by physician, and complete written prescriptions for medicines and glasses under direction of physician.
  • Field patient questions over the telephone.
  • Insert/remove both hard and soft contact lenses, order/dispense lenses, train new wearers, fit and polish contact lenses at the discretion of the physician.
  • Instill ophthalmic medications and apply eye dressing/patches as directed by physician.
  • Instruct patients on installation of eye medications, post-operative care and other home care.
  • Schedule patient appointments, ancillary testing (i.e. FA/photos) and surgeries, including completion of necessary forms, information, and prior authorization.
  • Interact and cooperate with Sight Shop employees; refer patients to Sight Shops.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Certified Ophthalmic Assistant or Certified Ophthalmic Technician- within six months of employment or equivalent experience.
  • Successful track record of performance with performing ophthalmic tests.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – you display a high degree of diplomacy and tact even in challenging situations.
  • Possesses understanding of ophthalmology and clinic operations.
  • High-level of personal ownership and team work.
  • Problem solving skills – you act quickly and follow through when problems occur.
  • Experience working with computer operating systems, software programs, and equipment commonly found in an ophthalmology clinics.
  • Interact with and care for patients in a manner consistent with OES mission and values.
  • Understand the essential clinic activities, focusing on the delivery of efficient and quality services.
  • Ensure practices and procedures within clinic comply with applicable state and federal regulations.

The American with Disabilities Act requires that responsible accommodations be made for qualified individuals to help perform the required duties and tasks of the position. Please let us know at the time you apply for the position if you will need any special accommodations.

Equal Opportunity: OES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. OES does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal civil rights laws.

Pre-Employment Screening: This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check, as well as a drug screening test.


Oregon Eye Specialists

Oregon Eye Specialists

Portland, OR

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