Co Ophthalmic Technician Wanted In Bel Air

Published 2017-12-21
Expires 2019-06-20
ID #11237
Co Ophthalmic Technician Wanted In Bel Air
United-states, Maryland, Bel Air,
Published December 21, 2017

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Occupation: Co ophthalmic technician

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Role/Level/Range: ACRO/02/CD

Starting Salary Range: $15.78-$21.69

: Full-Time

Schedule: M-F, 40 hrs/wk.

Employee subgroup: Non-Exempt

Department name: Ophthalmology

General summary/purpose:

With close supervision
and instruction, will learn to assist the Ophthalmologist with patient care by performing ophthalmic testing as outlined below.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  1. Obtain and concisely record an accurate patient history style="list-style-type: lower-alpha;">
  2. Chief complaint
  3. Past ocular history
  4. Family history
  5. Systemic
  6. Medications
  7. Allergies and drug reactions
  8. Social history
  1. Basic skills
    and lensometry
    1. Measure visual acuity at distance and near utilizing test appropriate for age
      and education, and records accurately.

Perform pinhole testing when indicated.

  1. Perform and record contrast sensitivity.
  2. Perform Ishihara or HRR color vision testing.
  3. Accurately
    measure and record current lens power with a lensometer.
  4. Perform and record exophthalmometry.
  5. Perform and record Amsler
  6. Perform and record Schirmer testing.
  7. Evaluate pupillary reactions, including afferent pupillary defect.

  8. Estimate anterior chamber depth.
  9. Able to properly operate common non-automated and automated ophthalmic equipment including,
    but not limited to:

IOL Master, Orb-scan, bright field acuity testing (BAT), potential acuity meter (PAM), autorefractor,
corneal pachymetry, Humphrey visual field, Goldmann visual field, OCT, HRT, Lenstar.

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  2. Apply proper ocular dressings and shields.
  3. Follow divisional protocols for eye drop
    instillation, including cycloplegics and topical anesthetics.
    1. Properly instill eye drops

    2. Label newly opened bottles with expiration dates.
    3. Understand the indications / contraindications for use in dilation,

  4. Measure interpupillary distances, evaluate spectacle fit.
  5. Properly assist physically or visually disabled
  6. Adhere to regulations regarding drug samples and drug sample logs.
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  2. Perform accurate Goldmann applanation tonometry and properly disinfect the tonometer.

  3. Perform accurate Tono-pen tonometry and properly disinfect and store the tonometer.
  4. Perform accurate Eye Care tonometry.

  5. Understand the principals of scleral rigidity and the factors that alter intraocular pressure.

  1. Instrument Maintenance
    1. Perform routine instrument maintenance on all ophthalmic
    2. Stock examination rooms in assigned area and ensure medication expiration dates are current.
    3. Disinfect and
      maintain examination rooms.
  1. General Medical Knowledge

    1. Maintain current CPR certification.
    2. Understand basic ocular anatomy and physiology, systemic diseases, ocular diseases and
      ocular emergencies.
    3. Understand and practice the fundamentals of microbial control.
  1. Must complete
    currently required JHMI courses, such as:
    1. Self-learning educational packets
    2. HIPAA
    3. Conflict of Interest
    4. Complete Annual Review paperwork in a timely manner.

  1. Complete training in software such as Epic, POE, TAP, Forum, Oculab, Allscripts
    1. Assist
      physician chair side as a scribe

Possible additional duties and responsibilities:

  1. Surgical assisting with minor outpatient procedures; basic instrument care.
  2. Perform basic slit lamp evaluation of anterior
    chamber depth.
  3. Measure axial length with A-scan biometry.
  4. Perform protocol refractometry or other testing for clinical
  5. Instruct patients in contact lens care, insertion and removal.
  6. Neuro-physiologic testing including
    electroretinogram (ERG), Multi-focal electroretinogram (MFERG), visual evoked potential (VEP), Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope (SLO)

Other duties that may be assigned.

Minimum qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED
required. Must obtain the ROUB within 30 months of hire. Must maintain certification while employed at Wilmer. Failure to obtain/maintain
certification might result in termination of employment at Wilmer.

Special knowledge, skills, and

  1. Mathematics: able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all
    units of measure, using whole numbers, fraction, decimals, addition and subtraction of positive and negative numbers.
  2. Language:
    able to comprehend simple instructions and short correspondence. Able to create simple correspondence. Able to effectively present
    information in one-on-one and small group situations to patients and other employees.
  3. Reasoning: able to comprehend and execute
    instructions. Able to manage situations with more than one variable.

Additional skills:

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  • Familiarity with the operation of computers.
  • Familiarity with ophthalmic and general
    medical terminology.
  • Ability to enter information into the computer system
  • Contacts with others:

    1. Availability of assistance or information to solve problems:
      1. Lead technicians,
        residents, fellows and attending physicians.
      2. Divisional clinical supervisor.
      3. Wilmer Library.

    2. Internal:
      1. Clinic employees: give or receive factual information, receive or refer
        inquiries, communicate patient information.
      2. Division heads, managers, supervisors, and physicians: give or receive factual
        information, receive or refer inquiries, communicate patient information.
    3. External:
      1. Patients and their families: explain difficult information, requiring social judgment, patience and understanding.
        Includes instructing in methods and procedures and explaining diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.

    Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:

    COA or Certification received within 18 months of

    The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

    If you are
    interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of
    the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at target="_blank">[email protected]. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

    The following additional
    provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

    During the Influenza
    ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to
    patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious
    exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

    The pre-employment physical for positions in
    clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against
    Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap
    (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or
    antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the
    pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own
    health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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