Duke Eye Center of Winston Salem
Perform preliminary screening examinations for physician review including, but not limited to, central and peripheral visual field tests; ocular motility tests; color vision tests; pharmacological pupil tests; tonometry, tomography and tension tomography tests to determine intraocular pressure and pupil testing for size, equality and reaction prior to dilation
Examine the cornea, lens and anterior chamber of the eye using a slit lamp and note variations from normal
Measure acuity of patient, with and without glasses, for distance and near vision; obtain optical and lensometry measurements to determine lens prescription and correct acuity problems; record findings on patient chart.
Obtain topographical measurements of the eye to include corneal diameter and curvature; assist the physician to fit patients with contact lenses and to evaluate lens fit with abio-microscope; instruct patients on the proper techniques used in caring for, inserting and wearing contact lenses.
Direct the flow of patients examined by an Eye Center physician; obtain medical and personal data for patient charts; screen patients for conditions excluding ocular examination; arrange for laboratory and other tests, ophthalmic photography, outpatient studies and patient admissions and surgery as requested by physician; alleviate patient and family concerns by explaining diagnostic procedures and method of treatment.
Screen walk-in patients, emergency patients and telephone calls from patients and referring physicians to determine appropriate physician and priority of appointments. Administer Electro-retinogram, Electro-oculogram tests and specular microscopy examinations to patients.
Calibrate and maintain all instruments used including, but not limited to bio-microscopes, lensometer, keratometer, tangent screen, slit lamp and tonometers; clean and stock consultation rooms and microbiology laboratory with drugs and other supplies as needed.
Sterilize and set up instruments for ophthalmic surgical procedures; assist with minor office surgery, laser treatments and operating room surgery as required
Assist the physician in the preparation of routine microbiological specimens and in various research studies. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS/ PREFERENCES
Work requires completion of Ophthalmic Technician training and certification as a certified Ophthalmic Technician by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO).
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS/ PREFERENCES
None required above education/training requirement. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT
Must be able to work under time pressures in a busy clinic/office environment.
Must be present on site for 8 hour shifts during standard business hours.
Must participate in group activities requiring interpersonal skills &cooperation.
Must work as late person when scheduled or according to business needs
Must be able to react quickly and immediately respond to emergencies.
Must travel between locations on needed basis.
Must be able to handle multiple assignments, conflicting demands &priorities
.Must maintain attention to detail over extended period of time.
Must be continually aware of variations in changing situations.
Must be able to move throughout office environment throughout day.
Must be able to lift 30 lbs.
Must be able to push/pull 50lbs.
Must be able to carry 25 lbs.
Must be able to reach for objects by extending arms.
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Work requires an education background generally equivalent to a highschool education.
Work requires certification as a certified Ophthalmic Assistant by the
Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO)AND 2 years of directly related experience working for anOphthalmologist