With close supervision and instruction, will learn to assist the Ophthalmologist with patient care by performing ophthalmic testing as outlined below.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Obtain and concisely record an accurate patient history, chief complaint, past ocular history, family history, systemic illnesses, medications, social history, allergies/drug reactions, basic skills and lensometry.
Measure visual acuity at distance and near utilizing test appropriate for age and education, and records accurately.
Perform pinhole testing when indicated, contrast sensitivity, Ishihara or HRR color vision testing.
Record contrast sensitivity, exophthalmometry, Amsler grid, Schirmer testing.
Accurately measure and record current lens power with a lensometer.
Evaluate pupillary reactions, including afferent pupillary defect.
Estimate anterior chamber depth.
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, Patient Services.
Apply proper ocular dressings and shields.
Follow divisional protocols for eye drop instillation, including cycloplegics and topical anesthetics.
Properly instill eye drops.
Label newly opened bottles with expiration dates.
Understand the indications / contraindications for use in dilation, measure interpapillary distances, evaluate spectacle fit.
Properly assist physically or visually disabled patients.
Adhere to regulations regarding drug samples and drug sample logs.
Perform accurate Goldmann applanation tonometry and properly disinfect the tonometer.
Tono-pen tonometry and properly disinfect and store the tonometer.
Accurate Eye Care tonometry.
Understand the principals of scleral rigidity and the factors that alter intraocular pressure.
Routine instrument maintenance on all ophthalmic equipment.
Stock examination rooms in assigned area and ensure medication expiration dates are current. Disinfect and maintain examination rooms.
General Medical Knowledge.
Maintain current CPR certification.
Understand basic ocular anatomy and physiology, systemic diseases, ocular diseases and ocular emergencies.
Practice the fundamentals of microbial control.
Must complete currently required JHMI courses, such as: self-learning educational packets, HIPAA regulations, Conflict of Interest, Complete Annual Review paperwork in a timely manner, training in software such as Epic, POE, TAP, Forum, Oculab, All scripts and assist physician chair side as a scribe.
Possible additional duties and responsibilities:
Surgical assisting with minor outpatient procedures; basic instrument care.
Perform basic slit lamp evaluation of anterior chamber depth.
Measure axial length with A-scan biometry.
Protocol refractometry or other testing for clinical trials.
Instruct patients in contact lens care, insertion and removal.
Neuro-physiologic testing including electroretinogram (ERG), Multi-focal electroretinogram.
Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, addition and subtraction of positive and negative numbers.
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.
Comprehend and execute instructions. Able to manage situations with more than one variable, and familiarity with the operation of computers.
Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:
Must obtain Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) from Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) within 18 months of start date. Must maintain certification while employed at Wilmer.
Failure to obtain/maintain certification might result in termination of employment at Wilmer.
Any specific physical requirements for the job:
Must be able to remain in stationary position for 50% of the time
Escort patients to the exam rooms and different departments, gather and replace supplies, and stock rooms.
Constantly positions self to adjust ophthalmic equipment in order to perform exams.
Able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
Classified Title: Ophthalmic Technician Assistant Working Title: CO Ophthalmic Technician Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.26-$22.35 (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:00-4:30 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002997-SOM Oph Neuro Ophthalmology Personnel area: School of Medicine
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