Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 40 hrs/wk.
Employee subgroup: Non-Exempt
Department name: School of Medicine, Ophthalmology
Work Location: Bethesda
Under broad guidelines, with a high level of independence, assist the Ophthalmologist by performing ocular examination and testing. Ophthalmic Technicians in this range must be able to perform the duties and responsibilities outlined.
Obtain and concisely record an accurate patient history
Past ocular history
Allergies and drug reactions
Basic skills and lensometry
Measure visual acuity at distance and near utilizing test appropriate for age and education, and records accurately. Perform pinhole testing when indicated. Perform and record contrast sensitivity.
Perform Ishihara or HRR color vision testing.
Accurately measure and record current lens power with a lensometer.
Perform and record exophthalmometry.
Perform and record Amsler grid.
Perform and record Schirmer testing.
Evaluate pupillary reactions, including afferent pupillary defect.
Estimate anterior chamber depth.
Able to properly operate common non-automated and automated ophthalmic equipment including, but not limited to: IOL Master, Orb-scan, bright field acuity testing (BAT), potential acuity meter (PAM), autorefractor, corneal pachymetry, Humphrey visual field, Goldmann visual field, OCT, HRT, Lenstar.
Apply proper ocular dressings and shields.
Follow divisional protocols for eye drop instillation, including cycloplegics and topical anesthetics.
Properly instill eye drops
Label newly opened bottles with expiration dates.
Understand the indications / contraindications for use in dilation,
Measure interpupillary distances, evaluate spectacle fit.
Properly assist physically or visually disabled patients.
Adhere to regulations regarding drug samples and drug sample logs.
Perform accurate Goldmann applanation tonometry and properly disinfect the tonometer.
Perform accurate Tono-pen tonometry and properly disinfect and store the tonometer.
Perform accurate Eye Care tonometry.
Understand the principals of scleral rigidity and the factors that alter intraocular pressure.
Perform routine instrument maintenance on all ophthalmic equipment.
Stock examination rooms in assigned area and ensure medication expiration dates are current.
Disinfect and maintain examination rooms.
Assist physician chair side as a scribe. Must complete training and become proficient in software such as Epic, POE, TAP, Forum, Oculab, Allscripts.
General Medical Knowledge
Maintain current CPR certification.
Understand basic ocular anatomy and physiology, systemic diseases, ocular diseases and ocular emergencies.
Understand and practice the fundamentals of microbial control.
Must complete currently required JHMI courses, such as:
Self learning educational packets
Conflict of Interest
Complete Annual Review paperwork in a timely manner.
Possible additional duties and responsibilities:
Surgical assisting with minor outpatient procedures;
Basic instrument care, inventory and cleaning/stocking of room..
Perform basic slit lamp examination.
Measure axial length with A-scan biometry.
Perform protocol refractometry or other testing for clinical trials.
Other duties that may be assigned (back office support, medical records coordination)
Minimum of a High School diploma or General Education Degree. One (1) year of related experience required.
Must obtain Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) from Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) within 18 months of start date. Must maintain certification while employed at Wilmer. Failure to obtain/maintain certification might result in termination of employment at Wilmer.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Mathematics: able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole
numbers, fractions, decimals, addition and subtraction of positive and negative numbers.
Language: able to comprehend simple instructions and short correspondence. Able to create
simple correspondence. Able to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to patients and other employees.
Reasoning: able to comprehend and execute instructions. Able to manage situations with more than one variable.
Familiarity with the operation of computers.
Familiarity with ophthalmic and general medical terminology.
Ability to enter information into the computer system
Internal Number: 4475-en_US
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