Ophthalmic Tech I


DEPARTMENT: Ophthalmology

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Ophthalmologist, Optometrist, Clinical Manager, Business Director



PURPOSE OF POSITION: To provide clinician and clinic support for the Ophthalmology department dedicated to the care of infants, children and adolescents.

Perform job specific standards such as gross measurement of primary gaze strabismus using cover test, gross extraocular rotation exam, sensory testing, pupil assessment, visual acuity, tonometry, lensometry, color vision testing, and visual field testing. Perform GROSS cycloplegic and non-cycloplegic refractions utilizing retinoscope, auto-refraction and manifest refraction techniques
Take medical history of patients and document in electronic medical record. Instill eye medication for dilation and treatment. Assist in office examination procedures, apply pressure patch upon request, basic external exam of orbit, lids, conjunctiva and cornea. Provide education to personnel, patients or family through structured presentations and unstructured interactions while performing tests or resolving technical questions.
Trained and able to use/test equipment such as autorefractor, retinoscope, lensometer, tonopen, icare and Goldman applanation tonometer and visual field machine.
Set up and maintain examining room, equipment and supplies, escort patients to examining rooms, complete school and other miscellaneous forms, collection and analysis of data which will affect decisions regarding patient care, provide for the exchange of appropriate patient care and clinical information when patients are admitted, referred, transferred or discharged. Provide data which will contribute to the assessment of a patient's needs, the organization's capability to provide care or treatment and the appropriate level of care, and participate in improving organizational performance. Assist the doctor in navigating the EMR and locating information. Support work flow and documentation for medical record coding including entering information at the direction of the doctor.
Maintain currency in the field, including maintenance of any necessary licensure/certification, through continuing education, conferences, meetings, in-services, networking, literature, and/or seminars. Attend all mandatory CCHMC training sessions. Implement obtained knowledge/skills into one's own work, the department, and/or the organization. Assume responsibility for one's own professional growth and development. May participate in internal/external professional committees, agencies, councils, and/or activities.

Skills & Competencies
·Service Orientation
Demonstrating concern for customer needs and issues; patiently tolerating rudeness and anger and responding with tact and empathy; showing persistent enthusiasm during customer interactions
·Diversity Appreciation
Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself
·Interpersonal Skills - Adv
Strong interpersonal skills. Effectively communicate at all levels of the organization.
·Communication - Advanced
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
·Professional Knowledge
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills required to perform eye testing for a pediatric Ophthalmology practice. Demonstrates accurate and efficient navigation of EMR, independent work initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy and a professional demeanor.
Possess sound knowledge of procedures and regulations specific to the assessment and care of infants, children and adolescents.

·Certified as an Ophthalmic Assistant
·1 year experience assisting in a pediatric ophthalmologist office
·Certification to be maintained by attending JCAHPO approved courses