Lead Ophthalmology Technician(Job Number: 125040)
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**Travel may be required to Kensington and Capitol Hill
Provides leadership in the area of training & scheduling to the Ophthalmology Technicians & Ophthalmology Assistants.
* Orients and trains new ophthalmic technicians & assistants to KP policies & procedures to work in a high efficiency model of practice.
* Arranges for or provides in-service training to keep technician/assistant staff current on ophthalmology treatment & procedures.
* Assists support staff in organizing work stations to allow for efficient use of space & flow of work.
* Assists the Regional Manager of Vision Services in scheduling staff for appropriate coverage of the ophthalmology centers.
* Activates visual field schedules as appropriate at each ophthalmology center & as staffing allows in coordination w/ optometry.
* Technician duties as follows:
o Receives patients' charts the day before or the morning of the patient's scheduled appointment & requests charts as directed by the provider. Each morning, charts are secured for the entire day.
o Interviews patients prior to appointment to obtain ocular history, chief complaint, & history of present & past illnesses & records history in the medical record.
o Performs routine vision & screening & measurement examinations such as visual acuity, visual field screening, ocular pressure, ocular motility & color vision, alerts Ophthalmologist to any abnormality, & records results of screening examinations on patient's medical record.
o Performs non-routine visual exams such as tangent screen testing as directed by the Ophthalmologist & records results for interpretation.
o Assists providers w/ procedures & minor & major surgery, maintains inventory of instruments & supplies, & assures disinfecting & storage of instruments.
o Assists the Ophthalmologist in clinical examination of the eye.
o Attends patients requiring emergency eye care & alerts Ophthalmologist of their arrival & instructs patients in medication, pre & post-op eye care.
o Performs user-level maintenance & repair of equipment as prescribed by manufacturers.
o Applies eye dressings, protective shields as necessary.
o Able to perform complete use of instruments.
o Dilates & checks eye pressures.
o Performs visual fields & photography.
o Under the direct supervision of an Ophthalmologist, may assist w/ fluorescein amniography by operating flindus & retinal photography equipment as assigned. Labels & maintains filing system for ophthalmic photography.
o Under the direct supervision & instruction by the ophthalmologist, assists in performing A-scan measurements, corneoscopy, ultrasonic pachymetry, & pneumotonometiy.
o Under direction of Ophthalmologist, screen patient telephone calls & assess urgency of care required; refer patient to provider as appropriate.
o Performs other related duties as directed.
* Minimum of 3 years of experience as Ophthalmology Technician or Ophthalmology Assistant II required.
* Graduate of 2 years of accredited Ophthalmology Technician training program required. 2 years at KP as an Ophthalmology Assistant II may substitute for 2 years training program.
* JCAHPO (Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology) certification test for Ophthalmology Technician or Certified Ophthalmic Med Technologist required.
* CPR Certified required.
* In order to work effectively w/ patients, must have effective interpersonal & communication skills & be able to stand, walk, bend, lift at least 50 pounds, hear, speak, & see.
: Maryland-Gaithersburg-Gaithersburg Medical Office 655 Watkins Mill Rd. Scheduled Hours (1-40)
: 40 Shift
: Day Working Days
: Mon - Fri Working Hours Start
: 8:30AM Working Hours End
: 5:00PM Schedule
: Full-time Job Type
: Standard Employee Status
: Regular Employee Group
: OPEIU - Local 2 Job Level
: Team Leader/Supervisor Job
: Optical Services Public Department Name
: Ophthalmology Travel
: Yes, 15% of the time Job Eligible for Benefits
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. We are proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.