Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
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Certified Ophthalmology Technician - Full Time - Ophthalmology
at Opportunity Charter School
JOB SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, performs pre-screening exams for patients in ANMC Ophthalmology clinics and/or Ophthalmology specialty field clinics.
Performs diagnostic ophthalmology examinations including photography and ultrasound. Locates and records internal/external elements of the eye, and identifies any anomalies indicative of disease, injury, or other medically significant condition.
Performs ophthalmic evaluations, including specialized eye tests, pre-operative history exams, visual acuity and intraocular pressure measurements. Administers appropriate medications and assists physician in surgical procedures. Instructs patients in pretest preparation, answers questions, and explains procedures.
Adjusts equipment and calms patient. Monitors the patient for potentially dangerous physical and emotional changes. Recognizes abnormal signs and immediately notifies physician. Evaluates test results for clarity and accuracy; reviews tests with peers. Informs physicians of preliminary findings as requested, and according to Department procedures. Distributes completed test results to physicians and service providers.
Maintains patient charts, enters diagnosis and billing codes, logs data into patient information systems, and updates file systems for tests performed.
Arranges air, lodging and ground transportation reservations for area field clinics. Processes trip reports and reimbursements. Maintains and restocks field equipment.
Cleans and sterilizes equipment and work space. Recognizes equipment malfunctions and readjusts equipment or refers for repair.
Oversee and trains clinical staff as required. Communicates training progress to management.
Assists in developing and participating in a departmental quality assurance program.
Assists in all ophthalmic surgery including cataract, strabismus, transplants and plastics after completing training as an Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS
Knowledge of diagnostic ophthalmology equipment.
Knowledge of ocular disease process.
Knowledge of ophthalmic examination protocols and patient preparation for evaluation.
Knowledge of ophthalmic equipment.
Skill in monitoring patient responses and operating ophthalmic equipment.
Skill in performing ophthalmic testing procedures.
Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications.
MINIMUM EDUCATION QUALIFICATION
1. COA –OMP or CMA accredited training program at the Technician level or
2. Previous COA certification and JCAHPO Group A credits or
3. Previous CO or OC© certification and JCAHPO Group A credits
4. Current COA with 6,000 hours of non-certified work experience prior to becoming certified and JCAHPO Group A credits.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION
Non-supervisory - Two (2) years of ophthalmology experience. Related education, or training may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for work experience.
MINIMUM CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION
Must possess certification in Basic Life Support.
Must possess current certification as Certified Ophthalmic Technician
According to the needs of the organization, some incumbents in this job class may be required to obtain additional specific technical certifications.
MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The following demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to lift approximately 20 pounds. ANMC is not a latex free environment. Therefore, some latex exposure can be expected.