New York and New Jersey Eye Institute is looking for a full time Ophthalmologic Technician to work in our 3 offices in NY and NJ in Orangeburg, Middletown, and Clifton.

Job Qualifications:

  • Cool demeanor.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Team player.
  • Can work quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
  • We are looking for someone who is dependable.
  • Having your own car is a must.


Job Details:
  • Salary is commensurate with experience.
  • Office hours are generally 9-5 or 10-6 M-F.


JOB DESCRIPTION:
POSITION: Ophthalmic Scribe.
DEPARTMENT: Clinical.
REPORTS TO: Office Administrators.

JOB SUMMARY:


This individual is responsible for performing an extensive number of data collection functions, as delegated by the physician, to allow for proper diagnosis of the patient’s condition; demonstrating comprehension of the ophthalmic technician skills, as outlined by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO); and providing support to the clinical staff of less advanced credentials.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • High School diploma, some college preferred.
  • Three to five years of experience as an ophthalmic technician.
  • Valid proof of certification as an ophthalmic technician.
  • Valid CPR certification.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Empathetic personality with attention to the patient’s needs.
  • A strong organization with an attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform comprehensive work-ups on 3.5 patients per hour.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy.

RESPONSIBILITIES:



Communication & Patient Care:
  • Acquaints all new patients with the office procedures to which they will be exposed. Informs patients of the purpose of all tests personally performed and how they will be affected during the tests.
  • Obtains patient history to include chief complaint, history of present illness, past history (ocular and general), family history (ocular and general), and history of allergies and medications.
  • Performs accurate and consistent documentation and measurement tasks to include:
    • Visual acuity.
    • Manual lensometry.
    • Confrontational visual fields.
    • Stereo testing.
    • Evaluation of motility.
    • Pupillary function tests.
    • Color plates.
    • Applanation tonometry.
    • Advanced refractometry.
    • Retinoscopy.
    • Angle assessment.
    • Dilation of pupils.
    • Contact lens evaluations.
    • Visual field testing.
    • Optic nerve scanning (i.e. OCT, HRT, GDx).
    • Pachymetry.
    • Corneal topography.
    • A Scan and B Scan.
    • Ophthalmic imaging, including fluorescein angiography.
    • Other tasks are specific to physical needs as a result of new technologies.
  • Performs duties consistent with ophthalmic writer/scribe.
  • Assists physicians with laser procedures.
  • Assists physician with minor surgery, maintaining practice standards of sterile technique, and infection control.


Triage:
  • Determines which patient should be taken next from the waiting room to have testing initiated. Escorts all patients from the waiting room for data collection. Following testing, advises as to who will see them next and make the patient comfortable during wait.
  • Maintains a smooth flow of patients to the physician, altering the test sequence as required.
  • Provides telephone support regarding ocular emergencies, prescription refills, and patient care questions.
  • Communicates with a reception and lead the ophthalmic technician to facilitate proper patient flow.


Instrument Maintenance:
  • Troubleshoots instruments as necessary.
  • Replaces bulbs.
  • Checks connections.
  • Performs archiving functions according to manufacturer recommendations.
  • Reports any continued difficulty to lead ophthalmic technician.


Administrative:
  • Audits clinical supply levels, communicating to lead ophthalmic technician which items fall below par level.
  • Confirms patients’ appointments by phone two business days in advance.
  • Performs other duties as required.