May 03, 2021

Ophthalmic Technician

  • Children's National Medical Center
  • District of Columbia, USA

Job Description

Ophthalmic Technician - (210000WK)

Description

As the Performs visual fields, visual acuity testing, orthoptic motor and sensory evaluations, Objective and subjective refraction and other technical evaluations (e.g. ophthalmic ultra-sonography, ERG, OCT) as requested. Assists physicians in performing special procedures, difficult examination techniques. Maintains inventory of examination lenses, instruments, fixation targets, eye drops, etc. Works closely with the full-time staff, fellows, residents and other orthoptist. Assists with orientation and instruction of residents, fellows in performing orthoptic examinations and with prospective and retrospective clinical studies.

Qualifications

Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED

Specific Requirements and Preferences
High School Diploma, GED or equivalent. 2 years of ophthalmic technician or technologist training. .

Minimum Work Experience
1 year - Pediatric ophthalmology clinic training or work experience. Minimum of one year preferred. .

Required Skills/Knowledge
Clinical experience and academic interest. Retinoscopy, Goldmann and Humphrey perimetry competence are required. Good communication skills with patients, parents, coworkers and physicians are essential.

Required Licenses and Certifications
Eligibility for Certification by JCAPO

Functional Accountabilities

Clinical Duties
1. Perform visual fields and visual acuity testing as requested.
2. Perform orthoptic sensory evaluations and administer orthoptic eye exercises as recommended.
3. Perform objective and subjective refraction and other technical evaluations (e.g. Ophthalmic Photography, ERG when applicable).

Training
1. Assist with orientation and instruction of residents and fellows in performing orthoptic examinations.

Physician Assistance
1. Assist physicians in performing special procedures and difficult examination techniques.

Safety
1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification
1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication 1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving 1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility 1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
Safety 1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Primary Location

: District of Columbia-WASHINGTON

Work Locations

:
Sheikh Zayed Campus
111 Michigan Avenue
Washington 20010

Job

: Allied Health

Organization

: Surgery COE
Regular / Temporary: R (Regular)
Position Status: FT - Full-Time
Shift: Day
Work Schedule: 8:30am-5:00pm

Job Posting

: May 6, 2021, 7:37:53 AM