Ophthalmology Technician-Ophthalmol

Ophthalmology Technician-OphthalmolDepartment:01 Ophthalmology DepartmentSchedule:Unscheduled (Casual)Shift:DHours:.00, M-F, Req # - 16917Contact Information:
  • Contact: Employer Human Resources
  • Tel: 218-###-####
  • Fax: 218-###-####
  • Email: Employer
  • Address:915 E. 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55805 Duluth, MN 55805
Job Details:
  • Education or related work experience is required
  • BLS certification required
  • Certification/Licensure/Registration within 120 days of star
      • The Ophthalmology Technician, under the medical direction of the Ophthalmologist (MD), assists the ophthalmologist by performing tasks, collecting data, administering treatments as ordered and supervising patients. Manages contact lens services. Takes patient histories, administers tests and evaluations, takes eye measurements for the purpose of diagnosis and performs related clinical support.
      • Education: Completion of an approved training program for Ophthalmology Technician or (see Experience).
      • Experience: If not a graduate of an approved training program for Ophthalmology Technician, requires at least one (1) year of related experience working as an assistant in an Ophthalmology setting.
      • Licensure/Certification/Registration: Certified Ophthalmology Technician, Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist within 120 days of hire. Within ninety (90) days of hire, BLS Certification with a designation of either BLS Provider or Healthcare Provider from either the American Heart Association or American Red Cross or Military Training Network.

    • Education: N/A
      • Experience: Contact lens experience.
      • Licensure/Certification/Registration: N/A
      • Knowledge of the basic structure and function of the eye, history taking, visual acuity testing, clinical chart documentation, anatomy and physiology of the retina, basic ophthalmic pharmacology, basic retinoscopy, fundus photography, advanced visual fields, slit lamp operation and telephone triage in an ophthalmic practice. Knowledge of contact lens evaluation, fitting, and supply management. Knowledge of supplies, instruments and equipment used in office-based ophthalmology. Knowledge of dark room procedures or willing to learn same. Ability to present a professional image and understand and carry out instructions by medical staff. Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to work with indirect supervision and accept personal responsibility. Ability to provide service in a courteous and tactful manner. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to perform basic computer keyboarding and answer the telephone. Ability to meet the patient volume demands of an ophthalmology clinic practice, including the ability to write legibly, see, hear, read, speak English.
      • READING - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
      • WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures.
      • SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
      • MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Basic Skills: Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
      • REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
      • AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES -Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment.
        • Prolonged, extensive, considerable walking, standing, bending, reaching, stooping, sitting, crouching. Assists with lifting and moving patients, supplies and equipment. Lifts objects of up to thirty-five (35) pounds in weight; works more than 8 hours but less than 12 hour shifts.
        • Stand - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)
        • Walk - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)
        • Sit - Frequently1/3 to 2/3(2.5 - 5.5 hours)
        • Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)
        • Reach with hands and arms - Frequently1/3 to 2/3(2.5 - 5.5 hours)
        • Stoop, Squat, Kneel, or Crouch - OccasionallyUnder 1/3(1-2.5 hours)
        • Bending-repetitive forward - OccasionallyUnder 1/3(1-2.5 hours)
        • Talk or hear - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)
        • Up to 10 pounds - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)
        • Up to 25 pounds - Frequently1/3 to 2/3(2.5 - 5.5 hours)
        • Up to 35 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
        • Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
        • Works in an office-based clinic setting with in-office ophthalmology procedures. May be exposed to risks of bloodborne disease. May be exposed to electrical and mechanical hazards from office equipment. May be exposed to unpleasant patient elements.

Associated topics: cornea, eye, glaucoma, ophthalmolgist, ophthalmology, retina, uveitis
St. Luke's Hospital of Duluth
Full time
[Healthcare - Physician]
Duluth, Minnesota 55806, US