Ophthalmic Medical Technician

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What qualifications, skills and experience required the Ophthalmic Medical Technician to be successful in their role?

Ophthalmic Medical Technician is to work collaboratively with the clinic physicians to perform basic, advanced and complex manual and automated medical tests to allow for proper medical diagnosis. Ophthalmic Medical Technician requires excellent computer skills and to communicate efficiently with patients, physicians and other staff members. Ophthalmic Medical Technician must be flexible in work assignments and schedule, demonstrate commitment to ongoing training and uphold to the highest ethical principles of maintaining confidentiality.

Ophthalmic Medical Technician Responsibilities:

  • Obtains accurate patient history
  • Performs lensometry
  • Performs diagnostic testing of the eye while having a basic understanding and knowledge of these tests such as HVF, HRT, IOLmaster, biopen and basic fundus photography
  • Obtains accurate visual acuities with basic optics understanding
  • Demonstrates ability to perform functional ocular measurements of the eye such as color vision testing, BAT testing, schirmer tests and Amsler grid tests
  • Demonstrates ability to perform accurate and repeatable refractometry
  • Administers topical ophthalmic medications
  • Performs accurate tonometry by tonopen or applanation
  • Maintains and sterilizing surgical instruments
  • Assists the doctor with instillation of punctual plugs
  • Verbalizes post operative instructions in a clear and professional manner to patients for any procedure
  • Understands basic ocular pharmacology

Ophthalmic Medical Technician Requirements:

  • Experience in an ophthalmology setting
  • JCAHPO certification (COA/COT) recognizing more advanced general knowledge and specific use of ophthalmic instruments as pertaining to the level of COT – preferred
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Successful completion of two or more years of college and/or university level courses – preferred
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in EMR and computer literacy
  • Create and provide a positive, accountable and inspired work environment
  • Well organized and attentive to detail
  • CPR preferred, but not required
  • HIPAA knowledge and compliance

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