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Ophthalmic Technician Certified - Ophthalmology

Job ID: 73556
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Per Diem - Relief
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.00
Benefit Eligibility: Select benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Ophthalmic Technician Certified for a Per Diem/Relief, 0.000001 FTE, Day position

The general salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $29.81 – $40.25. The actual hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to, the job/position responsibilities, location, terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement, education, training, work experience, seniority, work performance, etc.

Job Summary

Responsible for assisting the Ophthalmologist or Optometrist in providing office based patient care and performing ophthalmic clinical duties as directed including various testing, instilling medications, order processing, and documentation in the electronic medical record. Independently performs certain patient testing within scope of practice.

Essential Functions

  1. Room patients; obtain ocular, medical and family history; instruct patients regarding medications, tests and procedures; coordinate patient flow; and update patient’s electronic medical record.
  2. Perform testing as required and/or directed including measurement of visual acuity, visual fields, extraocular motions, intraocular pressure by applanation tonometry, and pinhole acuity; measure, compare and test pupils; and refraction as necessary.
  3. Record data as testing is performed and for physician during visit as scribe in the electronic medical record. Enter and process referrals and authorizations in the electronic medical record.
  4. Independently perform intraocular pressure, visual field and visual acuity testing.
  5. Prepare exam rooms. Room stocking, maintaining inventory of supplies.
  6. Contact lens dispensing, instill ocular medications, participate in telephone triage as necessary.
  7. Educate patient on eye care and contact lens care. May educate patient on surgical procedures as appropriate/required.
  8. Perform dictation/faxing/phone calls and other related clerical tasks.
  9. Process all associated coding, documentation, charting and referrals.
  10. Sterile processing of surgical instruments and diagnostic lenses.
  11. May complete scribe duties as assigned.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education

  • Accredited Program: Ophthalmic Technician. in process or Completion or schedule to take or already passed JCAHPO COT level (Required)

Experience

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in an office based ophthalmology practice (Preferred) 

Credentials

  • Certified Ophthalmic Technician (Required within 120 days) 
  • Basic Life Support (Required upon hire)

Skills

  • Computer proficiency including MS Office and the ability to quickly learn new applications. (Required)
  • Ability to use office equipment and phone systems. (Required)
  • Organizational skills with focus on tracking patient care and improving patient flow. (Required)
  • Ability to problem solve, organize and set work priorities with minimum supervision (Required)
  • Good communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of individuals and within different environments. (Required)
  • Professional demeanor and recognition of privacy considerations for patients and families. (Required)
  • Knowledge of basic electrical and mechanical principles. (Required)
  • Ability to multi-task. (Required)
  • Strong attention to detail. (Required)

Department / Location Specific Notes

PHMG Eye Care – Vancouver:

  • MA-R (Medical Assistant Registered-Washington) required within 120 days of hire. (clinic applies for upon hire)

Working Conditions

Lifting

  • Patient handling no greater than 35 lbs. without the use of assistive equipment and/or devices (NIOSH).
  • Ability to move around area.
  • Fine motor skills to be able to grasp and control medical equipment.
  • Lift/Carry: Occasionally up to 25 lbs.
  • Push/Pull: Frequently up to 13 lbs. force. Occasionally up to 30 lbs. force.
  • Reaching frequently.

Environmental Conditions

  • Exposure to biohazard, body fluids and airborne particles.
  • Time spent on site in medical/hospital setting.

Mental/Visual

  • Vision and hearing required within normal limits (glasses, contacts, hearing aids permitted).
  • Ability to communicate and exchange accurate information.

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers. The benefits included in positions less than 0.5 FTE are 403b retirement plan for caregiver contributions; wellness benefits, discount program, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.

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