Ophthalmic Technician

Eye Institute of Austin - Austin, TX
Posted: May 16, 2018

Job Duties Include

Promptly and professionally assists the doctor in patient care.
Performs technical workups, patient interviews and special testing.
Communicates with patients regarding follow-up care, surgeries, procedures, changes in schedule, symptoms, surgery scheduling, etc.
Maintains and cleans all equipment being used. Report to supervisor if not in working condition.
Returns phone calls to patients and pharmacies.
Assists in minor surgery.
Efficiently and accurately interviews patients and documents histories.
Accurately performs: - Refractions - Lensometry - Keratometry - Tonometry - Visual Fields - Amslers - Muscle Testing - Pupil Exams - Topography

Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.

Minimum Education Requirements

High school diploma or GED

Previous experience or training in ophthalmology or optometry a plus

Minimum Background Requirements

Position requires good understanding of ophthalmic practice and patient care.
Knowledge of medical instrumentation and its proper care and usage needed.
Ability to assess common safety hazards and take precautions to establish a safe work environment required.
Ability to communicate with patients, co-workers and supervisor is critical.
Must be willing to help in all areas and understand the need for efficient use of time.

Minimum Demonstrated Skills

Maintains patient confidentiality.
Demonstrates working knowledge of eye anatomy, disease, symptoms and ocular meds.
Has a working understanding of OCT, refractions, A-Scans, fundus photos, nerve fiber analysis and fluoroscein angiography.
Understands and uses proper sterile technique.
Utilizes proper universal precaution procedures.
Understands characteristics of common anterior segment disorders and oculoplastic conditions.
Understands and communicates well to patients about cataract surgery and oculoplastic procedures.
Understands and follows procedures for surgical and procedural consents.
Displays consistent professionalism.
Is energetic and empathetic with patients.
Consistently display positive rapport with fellow employees.
Cooperates with supervisory staff and physicians.
Demonstrates flexibility in job assignment.
Demonstrates initiative in accomplishing practice goals.

Physical Demands

Must be able to stand for long periods of time.
Must be able to write.
Must be able to hold arms at shoulder height.
Must be able to communicate via phone.
Must have manual dexterity to work with ophthalmic equipment.

The American with Disabilities Act requires that reasonable 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 a position if you will need any special accommodations.

Job Type:


Job Location:

Austin, TX 78757

Required education:

High school or equivalent

Recomended experience:

Ophthalmic Technician: 1 year

Eye Institute of Austin

Eye Institute of Austin

Austin, TX

Subscribe to job alerts