Ophthalmic Technician - Full-time - Hospital - Greater Baltimore, MD

Updated 3 days, 14 hours ago
Baltimore, MD
Based on experience
Full-time, Part-time

Ophthalmic Technician - Full-time/Part-time - Hospital - Greater Baltimore, MD

About the Practice

Our mission is to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research, and clinical care. Over more than 125 years since the founding of our hospital, we've made significant advancements that helped set a standard for other institutions and shape the medical field into what it is today.

About the Ophthalmic Technician Position

Our new Ophthalmic Technician will be a welcome addition to our industry-leading team of professionals! A passion for eyecare and a drive to learn is essential to providing the best experience we can. We are searching for a  full-time Ophthalmic Tech, and are able to accommodate a part-time schedule for technicians open to floating between our offices in the greater Baltimore area.

As an Ophthalmic Technician in our practice, your regular duties will include: 

  • Records patient history including chief complaint, information on ocular history, past surgeries, medical condition, medications taken, allergies, learning assessment, fall risk, and family history.
  • Checks pupil response to light and checks for an afferent pupillary defect.
  • Measures central visual field using Amsler Grid.
  • Instills eye drops under physicians’ direction.
  • Measures and records distance and near visual acuity, as well as intraocular pressure using applanation tonometry (i.e. Goldman tonometer), pneumatic tonometry, or Schiotz-type indentation tonometer.
  • Performs Humphrey visual field and ​​OCT testing; refers patients for further testing where appropriate.
  • Performs IOL Master measurements to prepare patients for cataract surgery.
  • Performs Pentacam measurements and accurate refractions.
  • Tests color vision and depth perception (stereopsis).
  • Screens for the presence of ocular motility disorders.
  • Uses slit lamp to examine eye surface.
  • Performs special testing like Bright field Acuity Testing; potential Acuity Meter; and pachymetry.
  • Performs basic maintenance or repair of clinical equipment.
  • Teaches patients how to insert and remove contact lenses correctly, and proper handling techniques. 
  • Performs accurate keratometry readings adjusting keratometer reading if unobtainable. 
  • Calculates intraocular lens power using various formulas to fit patients’ needs and situations, either manually or by computer.
  • Travel to locations where Technician support is needed.
  • Administrative duties such as: assisting with in-office procedures, exam room supply maintenance, ensuring medication expiration dates are current, disinfecting, and maintaining examination rooms.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or General Education Degree. 
  • One year prior experience in a clinical office setting as a Technician. 
  • Must obtain Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) from Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) within 18 months of start date and maintain certification while employed. 
  • American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR certification. Failure to obtain/maintain certification might result in termination of employment.
  • Personable and empathetic with patient’s needs and concerns
  • Well-organized with attention to detail
  • Ability to work as a team member and with a variety of personalities
  • Team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Passionate about providing exceptional customer service

Why You’ll Love this Opportunity

  • Environment - As a group, we value our community, and our employees and team members are members of that community. Our new technician will be working alongside and have the support of the ophthalmic supervisor, clinic manager, other tech staff, front desk, and medical office coordinators. We provide 8-hour shifts Tuesday to Friday and Saturday morning shifts so that our team has the ability to maintain a healthy work-life balance!
  • Compensation & Benefits - Competitive pay, commensurate with experience from $18-$30 per hour. We provide comprehensive benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Sick Leave, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Retirement plan, Tuition Grant, Tuition Remission, and Tuition Reimbursement.
  • Opportunity -  This is a unique opportunity for any technician looking for exposure to unique diseases and situations outside of the standard private practice fare. Working for our organization opens many doors for your future as well– standard growth in supervisory or managerial roles is available, while some of our technicians have pursued research positions within the company, and some have transitioned into other departments such as communications and marketing!

Apply here today through Eyes On Eyecare!

Christine Carder

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