Are you currently an Optometric Technician who would love to expand your skills and knowledge to become an Ophthalmic Technician?
Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates, PA (CEENTA), the region's premier eye, ear, nose, and throat care provider for adult and pediatric patients for more than 90 years, is recruiting current optometric technicians to participate in a paid internship program focused on producing qualified ophthalmic technicians to meet critical staffing needs. Selected candidates will be hired full-time to participate in classroom lectures, hands-on demonstrations of ophthalmic skills or area of knowledge, and guided clinical practice. Once interns have mastered outlined competencies, they will be encouraged to apply for current ophthalmic openings. The program will provide year-long training and knowledge development to prepare and ensure the staff successfully completes the Certified Ophthalmic Assistant certification.
Job Description: Ophthalmic Technician – Intern
Summary of the position:
To participate in an extensive training program within ophthalmology, performing necessary duties to include consistent progress in meeting training goals through classroom lectures, hands-on demonstration, observation, shadowing current ophthalmic technicians, and satisfactorily completing online and in-person assessments.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Participate in classroom lectures on topics within Ophthalmology
Complete necessary online, classroom, and clinic evaluations
Receive training and perform to the satisfaction of the trainer to:
- Perform preliminary components of the ophthalmic workup due to the nature of patient complaints and their current status at the request of the physician
- Instill eye medications as per physician's order
- Perform diagnostic testing to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient (when appropriate)
- Document patient encounters properly in accordance with CEENTA compliance guidelines in electronic medical record software in a timely manner
- Provide education and instruction on the use and maintenance of contact lenses (when appropriate)
- Provide educational and triage information to patients and their families (when appropriate)
- Maintain OSHA standards to ensure a sterilized and safe environment
- Maintain CEENTA Compliance standards in regards to patient demographics and medical information
Education and/or Experience:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) AND one year of related experience and/or training, or the equivalent combination of education and experience providing clinical support within ophthalmology or optometry
Skills and Abilities:
Customer Service and organizational skills, data entry, written and verbal communication skills, maintaining a positive, team-oriented attitude with an attention to details
After training, the ability to follow procedures and processes in accordance with CEENTA standards, utilizing (may vary by specialty and/ or physician): Phoropter, Tonometry, Slit Lamp, Pachometer, Visual Field Machine, Fundus Camera, OCT Machine, Lensometer (manual and automated) Color Plate, Amsler Grid, Autoclave, Schirmer Test, Blood Pressure Cuff, Stethoscope and Glucometer