Optometry Technician - Eye Department
Company: Carle Health
Posted on: January 23, 2023
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.
CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
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.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
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
- 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.
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