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.
Facilitate timely flow of patients from screening to exam rooms
Perform accurate Goldmann applanation tonometry and properly disinfect the tonometer.
Perform accurate Tono-pen tonometry and properly disinfect and store the tonometer.
Perform accurate Eye Care tonometry.
Understand the principals of scleral rigidity and the factors that alter intraocular pressure.
Perform 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.
Collect and prepare instruments for transport to sterilization center
General Medical Knowledge
Maintain current CPR certification.
Understand basic ocular anatomy and physiology, systemic diseases, ocular diseases and ocular emergencies.
Understand and practice the fundamentals of microbial control.
Must complete currently required JHMI courses, such as:
Self-learning educational packets
Conflict of Interest
Complete Annual Review paperwork in a timely manner.
Complete training in software such as Epic, POE, TAP, Forum, Oculab, Allscripts
Assist physician chair side as a scribe
Additional duties and responsibilities:
Surgical assisting with minor outpatient procedures; basic instrument care.
Basic slit lamp evaluation of anterior chamber depth.
Perform protocol refractometry or other testing for clinical trials.
Instruct patients in contact lens care, insertion and removal.
Facilitate/route patient medication refills
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
High School diploma or General Education Degree.
1 year experience as an Ophthalmic Technician.
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.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
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 and effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to patients/ employees.
Familiarity with ophthalmic and general medical terminology.
Any specific physical requirements for the job:
Must be able to remain in stationary position for 50% of the time
Ability to move about to 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.
Ability to manipulate extremely small objects.
Frequently communicates with patients .Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
Safely utilize various types of Ophthalmic Equipment to directly contact the patient’s eye.
Occasionally lifts and transports supplies up to 20 lbs.
Ability to concentrate on instruments and other visual stimuli
Classified Title: Ophthalmic Technician Working Title: CO Ophthalmic Technician Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CE Starting Salary Range: $18.67-$25.68 (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon-Fri 8:30-5 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002992-SOM Oph Anterior Segment Personnel area: School of Medicine
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