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Optometric Technician - Eye Department

Carle

Carle

Champaign, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024


Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:
Our innovative and growing organization is searching for a motivated and compassionate candidate for the Optometry Department. Our department is passionate about a lot of things like our patients, our team members, and of course eyes; they provide a window into the health of your body. We are looking to add a member to our group who has strong communication skills, is dependable, self-motivated, and responsible. This position provides onsite training along with offering several opportunities to grow personally and professionally. We also provide a great work life balance with our 8hour day shifts.The Optometric Technician is an unlicensed health professional who assists the optometrists, physicians and nurses with patient screening, diagnostic testing, exams and maintains department patient care supplies, ensures timely flow of patients, and provides educational instructions for optometry patients. Demonstrates strong customer service skills and compassion and caring in dealing with others.If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below. If you do not fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
None Required

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Basic Life Support (BLS). Basic Life Support (BLS) certification must be obtained within thirty (30) days of start date in position. Medical Terminology must be obtained within one (1) year of start date in position.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
None Specified

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Medical Terminology


SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Capacity to learn and retain information regarding patient care procedures; Strong customer service skills; self motivated and positive attitude; ability to prioritize and function under stress with many interruptions; strong communication/listening skills; ability to accept and implement change; ability to tactfully resolve complaints.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Obtain and verify medical information pertinent to the eye exam requested by the doctor. Completes initial patient screening. Documents pertinent patient information in EMR.
  • Maintains patient care environment and supplies to ensure patient privacy and safety
  • Performs ophthalmic diagnostic testing and related tasks/duties using applicable equipment and methodology.
  • Educates patients about the wear and care of contact lenses.
  • Be proficient & able to perform basic work-ups for all visit types, including updating & verifying required patient information in EPIC (HPI, ROS, Meds & Allergies, Social Hx, Family Hx, Medical Eye Hx). Testing to include Farnsworth & Ishihara color testing, Stereopsis, Amsler Grid, Vision Therapy, Lens Analyzer.
  • Be proficient with diagnostic equipment per needs of the department: Pentacam, OCT, VF, Glare testing, Auto-refractor, Hand Held AR, Accupen & Tonopen, Pachymeter & Pentacam.
  • Perform pupil checks & dilation: including use of transilluminator to check pupils, use of Accupen or tonopen to check eye pressure, proper technique of instilling drops.
  • Perform Patient Education on insertion and removal, care & handling of all types of contact lenses.
  • Complete designated continuing education requirements including BLS certification & Medical Terminology.



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