The Ophthalmic Technician I performs specialized data collection functions and test as delegated by physicians to allow for proper professional diagnosis and treatment of patients' conditions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Performs specialized testing aiding in eye exams and streamlining patient flow. These tasks are typically accomplished with computer assisted equipment.
Collects patient specific information to ensure proper treatment and follow-up.
Obtains and records patient's preliminary case history including but not limited to chief complaint, present concerns, medical and surgical history and family history.
Provides telephone support regarding prescription refills and patient care questions.
Inputs accurate documentation in patient charts.
Maintains and trouble shoots instruments as necessary.
Performs other duties, as deemed necessary.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Growth - Pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.
Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; contributes to building a positive team spirit; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
Integrity- Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.
Accountability- Takes responsibility for all work activities and personal actions; follows through on commitments; implements decisions that have been agreed upon; maintains confidentiality with sensitive information; acknowledges and learns from mistakes without blaming others; recognizes the impacts of one's behavior on others.
Professionalism- Manages expectations and does their best to make the situation right; maintains a focus on finding solutions; shows respect for the people around them; remains calm and collected under pressure.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); some college preferred. Some ophthalmic or medical office related experience preferred.
Excellent computer skills. Ability to learn new software programs and hardware tasks, and accurately enter data.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
None required. JCAHPO certifications preferred and encouraged.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. May be required to wear standard Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).