Ophthalmic Technician, Eye Center, South Durham

Location
North Carolina, United States
Posted
28 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Dec 2018
Ref
401440127
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Description

Duke Eye Center of South Durham 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Assist an Eye Center physician and other technical support personnel to perform diagnostic tests necessary for evaluation of patient eye problems. 

JOB DUTIES

  • Perform preliminary screening examinations for physician review including, but not limited to, central and peripheral visual field tests;ocular motility tests; color vision tests; pharmacological pupil tests; tonometry, tonography and tensilon tonography tests to determine intraocular pressure and pupil testing for size, equality and reaction prior to dilation.  
  • Examine the cornea, lens and anterior chamber of the eye using a slit lamp and note variations from normal.
  • Measure acuity of patient, with and without glasses, for distance and near vision; obtain optical and lensometry measurements to determine lens prescription and correct acuity problems; record findings on patient chart.
  • Obtain topographical measurements of the eye to include corneal diameter and curvature; assist the physician to fit patients with contact lenses and to evaluate lens fit with a bio- microscope; instruct patients on the proper techniques used in caring for, inserting and wearing contact lenses.
  • Direct the flow of patients examined by an Eye Center physician; obtain medical and personal data for patient charts; screen patients for conditions excluding ocular examination; arrange for laboratory and other tests, ophthalmic photography, outpatient studies and patient admissions and surgery as requested by physician; alleviate patient and family concerns by explaining diagnostic procedures and method of treatment.
  • Screen walk-in patients, emergency patients and telephone calls from patients and referring physicians to determine appropriate physician and priority of appointments. Administer Electro-retinogram, Electro-oculogram tests and specular microscopy examinations to patients.
  • Calibrate and maintain all instruments used including, but not limited to bio- microscopes, lensometer, keratometer, tangent screen, slit lamp and tonometers; clean and stock consultation rooms and microbiology laboratory with drugs and other supplies as needed.
  • Sterilize and set up instruments for ophthalmic surgical procedures; assist with minor office surgery, laser treatments and operating room surgery as required.
  • Assist the physician in the preparation of routine microbiological specimens and in various research studies. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS/ PREFERENCES 

Work requires completion of Ophthalmic Technician training and certification as a certified Ophthalmic Technician by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO). 

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS/ PREFERENCES 

None required above education/training requirement. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE LICENSURE/ CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS 

Work requires completion of Ophthalmic Technician training and certification as a certified Ophthalmic Technician by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO)

WORK CONDITIONS

  • Must be able to work under time pressures in a busy clinic/office environment.
  • Must be present on site for 8 hour shifts during standard business hours.
  • Must participate in group activities requiring interpersonal skills & cooperation.
  • Must work as late person when scheduled or according to business needs
  • Must be able to react quickly and immediately respond to emergencies.
  • Must travel between locations on needed basis.
  • Must be able to handle multiple assignments, conflicting demands & priorities.
  • Must maintain attention to detail over extended period of time.
  • Must be continually aware of variations in changing situations.
  • Must be able to move throughout office environment throughout day.
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs.
  • Must be able to push/pull 50lbs.
  • Must be able to carry 30 lbs.
  • Must be able to reach for objects by extending arms.

Requisition Number 401440127
Location Durham
Duke Entity PRIVATE DIAGNOSTIC CLINICS
Job Code 4281 OPHTHALMIC TECHNICIAN
Job Family Level D3
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-exempt
Full Time / Part Time FULL TIME
Regular / Temporary Regular
Shift First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex,sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation,creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions:Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Education

Work requires completion of Ophthalmic Technician training andcertification as a certified Ophthalmic Technician by the JointCommission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO).

Experience

None required above education/training requirement.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

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