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 an ophthalmic technician with proven skills and related certifications. Technicians at the Emory Eye Center are responsible for completing all diagnostic screening on patients including but not limited to: visual acuity, intraocular pressure, dilation, confrontation visual fields, extraocular muscle measurements, Humphrey and/or Goldmann visual field testing, OCT imaging, and fundus photography. This position is also responsible for running and cleaning the Allegretto and Visumax Refractive suite lasers and preparing the OR for surgery. Responsible for sterilization of OR, medical surfaces, and instruments. Preference given to certified or non-certified technicians with prior experience as an ophthalmic scribe. Interacts with physicians to maintain the integrity of the patient and staff schedule. Needs to have the ability to assess common safety hazards and take precautions to establish a safe work environment. Must be able to utilize electronic medical record and work within meaningful use guidelines. Finally, this tech needs to understand the need for efficient use of time to accomplish all necessary tasks.
Minimum Qualifications: Associates degree or equivalent from 2-year college or technical school; or at least 1 year experience in order to perform at COT level. Required within 1 year to secure COA certification and within 2 years to secure COT certification. Will need to become certified on Lasik lasers and accompanying machines/instruments.