Department: Mariner Medical Clinic
Schedule: FTE to be determined at time of hire
Shift: Day shift
Hours: fte to be selected, M-F, 8AM-5PM, Req # - 10965
Successful completion of an accredited program
Relevant experience is required
Under the medical direction of the Ophthalmologist (MD), assists the ophthalmologist by performing tasks, collecting data, administering treatments as ordered and supervising patients. Manages contact lens services. Takes patient histories, administers tests and evaluations, takes eye measurements for the purpose of diagnosis and performs related clinical support.
Education: Completion of an approved training program for Ophthalmology Technician or (see Experience).
Experience: Demonstrated equivalent experience that combines knowledge gained on the job along with
independent study preparing individual for an ophthalmology technician.
Licensure/Certification/Registration: Basic life support (BLS) certification or able to be certified within ninety
(90) days of hire.
Experience: Contact lens experience.
Licensure/Certification/Registration: Certification as a Certified Ophthalmology Technician (COT).
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the basic structure and function of the eye, history taking, visual acuity testing, clinical chart documentation, anatomy and physiology of the retina, basic ophthalmic pharmacology, basic retinoscopy, fundus photography, advanced visual fields, slit lamp operation and telephone triage in an ophthalmic practice. Knowledge of contact lens evaluation, fitting, and supply management. Knowledge of supplies, instruments and equipment used in office-based ophthalmology. Knowledge of dark room procedures or willing to learn same. Ability to present a professional image and understand and carry out instructions by medical staff. Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to work with indirect supervision and accept personal responsibility. Ability to provide service in a courteous and tactful manner. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to perform basic computer keyboarding and answer the telephone. Ability to meet the patient volume demands of an ophthalmology clinic practice, including the ability to write legibly, see, hear, read, speak English.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/LIFTING REQUIREMENTS:
Prolonged, extensive, considerable walking, standing, bending, reaching, stooping, sitting, crouching. Assists with lifting and moving patients, supplies and equipment. Lifts objects of up to twenty-five (25) pounds in weight; works more than 8 hours but less than 12 hour shifts.
AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES:
Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment.
Works in an office-based clinic setting with in-office ophthalmology procedures. May be exposed to risks of bloodborne disease. May be exposed to electrical and mechanical hazards from office equipment. May be exposed to unpleasant patient elements.
915 East First Street
Duluth MN 55805