Aug 21, 2020

Visual Field Technician- Ophthamology Clinic

  • Ochsner Health
  • New Orleans, LA, USA
Full time

Job Description

We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate. We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways.

At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today!

This job is responsible for performing the Humphrey Visual Field test as well as other types of visual testing available in department. Additionally responsible for providing individualized, direct patient care to assigned patients under supervision of the coordinator or physician. This job will assist the patient and family in restoration and maintenance of ophthalmic health care goals meeting JCAHO requirements and organizational goals and works closely with the coordinator in the implementation of policies, procedures and goals of the clinic.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's discretion.


Required – High school diploma or equivalent.

Work Experience

Required –

Preferred - One year job related or medical environment experience.


Required - CPR Certification as required by clinic policy.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of required patient information.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout required job processes.
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, keyboard, and various software packages specific to role.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and a high standard of performance.
  • Ability to accurately obtain and transcribe patient related information in a neat and clear manner.
  • Strong decision making skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and be flexible to a changing and high volume department.
  • Ability to physically assist disabled patients from wheelchairs to exam chairs; must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time for patient care activities.

Job Duties

  • Perform all types of visual fields/ancillary test. Assist patients and physicians to ensure good operational flow. Thoroughly explain test being performed and answer all patient questions regarding the testing procedure.
  • Ensure test being performed has a corresponding order from the physician requesting the test. Ensure an encounter progress note is entered and signed before closing the patient encounter.
  • Ensure all equipment and instruments are cleaned, disinfected and maintained in accordance with OSHA, infection control and departmental standards.
  • Check Symphony Web after each patient to ensure test have imported properly. Transfer external digital photos from digital camera into Symphony Web weekly.
  • Ensure timely patient service by covering in photography when no visual fields are scheduled.
  • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
  • Other duties as assigned

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.

This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Physical and Environmental Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree ; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible

Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue and as part of their employment, incumbents are not called upon to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid.

The incumbent has no occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases

Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.