Colorado Mountain Medical is a team of primary care physicians, specialists and other practitioners with clinics in Vail, Avon, and Eagle, Colorado. Our providers offer total family care emphasizing wellness and preventative medicine, as well as treatment of illness or injury with urgent care services in each clinic location.
We are looking for compassionate and engaging service-oriented employees interested in helping us grow. Live in the splendid Vail Valley while working for one of the mountain region’s most respected health care provider organizations. This position could be either full time or part time and while experience as a certified Ophthalmic Technician is highly preferred, we are willing to train the right person. A relocation package is available.
The Certified Ophthalmic Technician will perform an extensive number of data collection
functions as delegated by the physician to allow for proper professional diagnosis of patients’
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Follows established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, OSHA Rules and Regulations, environmental and infection control standards.
- Fields patient phone calls promptly and in a professional manner.
- Assists providers and other clinical staff with examinations, procedures, and other processes related to direct patient care.
- Prepares patient for scheduled procedures.
- Obtain complete patient histories including chief complaint, past ocular/medical history, family medical/ocular history and history of allergies and medications and ensure accuracy and proper documentation in the patient’s Electronic Health Record (EHR).
- Perform ophthalmologic tests including visual acuity, applanation tonometry, pachymetry, visual fields, corneal topography, OCTs, lensometry, and other tests as directed within the prescribed timeline as determined by the clinic manager.
- Assist with patient pre-op and post-op counseling, procedure set up, and performing in office procedures.
- Calibrate diagnostic equipment per manufacturer guidelines.
- Maintain and clean all equipment/ instruments.
- Arranges for provider ordered diagnostics or therapeutic services.
- Ensures cleanliness, adequate stock of supplies and functioning equipment in examination rooms.
- Cleans and sterilizes equipment and tools.
- Completes shift opening and closing procedures.
- Assists all providers and other clinical staff as needed and assigned.
- Completes other tasks/duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- High School Diploma or equivalent.
- Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) or for Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technician (COMT) preferred.
- CPR certification.
- Minimum of 1 year experience with applicable experience preferred.
- Computer and typing proficiency.
- Displays strong verbal/written communication and organization skills.
- Ability to effectively organize resources, establish priorities and perform multiple tasks.
- Professionalism and ability to be discreet with confidential and sensitive issues.
- Ability to work independently and take initiative.
- Basic knowledge of medical terminology, medical equipment, HIPAA compliance and OSHA rules and regulations.
- Ability to arrive at work on timely basis when scheduled (at least 15 minutes prior to seeing patients) and to work a varied schedule.
- Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- Sitting for more than 50% of the day.
- Walking and standing for less than 50% of the day.
- Occasionally lifts moves or exerts force up to 50 lbs.
- Seeing up close, long distances, color, and adjusting and focusing vision.
- Requires hearing to normal range.
- Works indoors in an office environment.
- Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, and other conditions common to a medical clinic environment.