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Ophthalmic Technician

Company: Maine Eye Center
Location: Portland
Posted on: May 2, 2021

Job Description:

Maine Eye is growing and hiring for a variety of positions including Ophthalmic Technicians!---Maine Eye is northern New England's largest practice of eye physicians and surgeons. An Ophthalmic Technician is responsible for gathering a patient's medical history and performing visual screening/diagnostic testing prior to the doctor's visit with a patient. The technician will ensure that the exam rooms are cleaned between patients and will facilitate smooth patient flow.We are hiring for Full Time and Part Time positions.
Ideal candidates have prior experience in the ophthalmic/medical field and/or 1-2 years of experience working with service industry. Current CPR certification and Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) or Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) are preferred but not required.
Performance Requirements:

  • Knowledge of medical terminology anatomy and physiology of the eye
  • Ability to speak clearly and concisely.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Ability to establish, and maintain effective working relationships with patients, employees and the public.
  • Ability to exercise judgment, initiative, and possess problem-solving skills.
  • Professional communication with internal and external contacts and patients.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment is essential.
  • Knowledge of proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
    • Capture ocular and systemic history and accurately record visual acuity.
    • Perform essential diagnostic tests such as visual acuity, pupil assessment, gross external exam, basic manual lensometry, (single vision, multifocal, and progressive lenses) stereo testing, color vision testing with color plates, visual field testing by confrontation, EOMs, angle assessment, Goldmann Applanation and Tonopen tonometry, BAT, administer of topical ophthalmic medication or oral medications under the direction of the Physician etc.
    • Administer diagnostic tests
    • Assist with in-office procedures ensuring proper informed consent is obtained, set up and clean up room from procedures.
    • Assist with patient education.
    • Instruct the patient regarding testing procedures.
    • Maintain cleanliness and keeps equipment in order within the exam rooms during the workday.
    • May assist in providing training to other ophthalmic personnel, as assigned
    • May function as a scribe for the ophthalmologist.
    • May assist with laser and ophthalmic procedures in the minor procedure room.
    • Perform other tasks as required.
      Benefits for Full Time employees (waiting periods may apply)
      • No weekends
      • 10 paid holidays and accrued vacation/sick time
      • Medical and Dental insurance
      • Life/AD&D/STD insurance
      • Employee discounts on optical and contact lens purchases
      • 401k plan with 5% employer match and profit sharing

Keywords: Maine Eye Center, Portland , Ophthalmic Technician, Professions , Portland, Maine

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