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Optometry Technician - Eye Department

Company: Carle Health
Location: Champaign
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Optometric Technician is an unlicensed health professional who assists the optometrists, physicians and nurses with patient screening, diagnostic testing, exams and maintains department patient care supplies, ensures timely flow of patients, and provides educational instructions for optometry patients. Demonstrates strong customer service skills and compassion and caring in dealing with others.


None specified

Basic Life Support (BLS). Basic Life Support (BLS) certification must be obtained within thirty (30) days of start date in position. Medical Terminology must be obtained within one (1) year of start date in position.

None Specified

Capacity to learn and retain information regarding patient care procedures; Strong customer service skills; self motivated and positive attitude; ability to prioritize and function under stress with many interruptions; strong communication/listening skills; ability to accept and implement change; ability to tactfully resolve complaints.

Essential Functions:

  • Obtain and verify medical information pertinent to the eye exam requested by the doctor. Completes initial patient screening. Documents pertinent patient information in EMR.
  • Maintains patient care environment and supplies to ensure patient privacy and safety
  • Performs ophthalmic diagnostic testing and related tasks/duties using applicable equipment and methodology.
  • Educates patients about the wear and care of contact lenses.
    • Be proficient & able to perform basic work-ups for all visit types, including updating & verifying required patient information in EPIC (HPI, ROS, Meds & Allergies, Social Hx, Family Hx, Medical Eye Hx). Testing to include Farnsworth & Ishihara color testing, Stereopsis, Amsler Grid, Vision Therapy, Lens Analyzer.
    • Be proficient with diagnostic equipment per needs of the department: Pentacam, OCT, VF, Glare testing, Auto-refractor, Hand Held AR, Accupen & Tonopen, Pachymeter & Pentacam.
    • Perform pupil checks & dilation: including use of transilluminator to check pupils, use of Accupen or tonopen to check eye pressure, proper technique of instilling drops.
    • Perform Patient Education on insertion and removal, care & handling of all types of contact lenses.
    • Complete designated continuing education requirements including BLS certification & Medical Terminology.

      We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. - For more information:

      Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or religious exemption will be permitted.

Keywords: Carle Health, Champaign , Optometry Technician - Eye Department, Professions , Champaign, Illinois

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