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OPHTHALMIC TECHNICIAN - Eye Center - South Durham

at Duke University Hospital

Posted: 9/28/2019
Job Reference #: 1358916

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Eye Center - South Durham

General Description
Under close supervision, assist the Eye Center physicians and other technical support personnel to perform diagnostic tests necessary for evaluation of patient eye problems. Performs basic ophthalmic testing procedures as directed by physician or supervisor including, but not limited to: visual acuity, history taking, tonometry, lensometry, motility, pupil assessment, visual fields, and may perform refraction. May administer dilation or anesthetic drops. Performs various clerical, stocking, and maintenance functions

Job Duties
1. Document accurately patient history and meaningful use requirements
2. Measure Visual Acuity, lensometry and perform refractions
3. Confrontational visual field test, Extraocular Motility , Color Vision and Pupil Assessment
4. Basic anterior segment slit lamp examination
5. Special testing that may include OCT, Humphrey Visual Fields, Fundus photography, topography, pachymetry and axial length measurements
6. Assist in patient preparation for ocular injections
7. Assist with appointment and telephone call screening activities

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Able to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively with team
• Able to communicate clearly with patient, families and the health care team.
• Able to type, use computer and learn new software programs
• Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions

Education Requirements/Preferences
Work requires an education background generally equivalent to a high school education.

Experience Requirements/Preferences
Work requires certification as a certified Ophthalmic Assistant by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) AND 2 years of directly related experience working for an Ophthalmologist

Licensure/Certification Requirements
Work requires certification as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology.
Must have BLS Certification

Working Conditions
Must be able to work under time pressures in a busy clinic/office environment.
Must be present on site for 8 hour shifts during standard business hours.
Must participate in group activities requiring interpersonal skills & cooperation.
Must work as late person when scheduled or according to business needs
Must be able to react quickly and immediately respond to emergencies.
Must travel between locations on needed basis.
Must be able to handle multiple assignments, conflicting demands & priorities.
Must maintain attention to detail over extended period of time.
Must be continually aware of variations in changing situations.
Must be able to move throughout office environment throughout day.
Must be able to lift 10 lbs.
Must be able to push/pull 50 lbs.
Must be able to carry 20 lbs.
Must be able to reach for objects by extending arms.



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OPHTHALMIC TECHNICIAN - Eye Center - South Durham


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Eye Center - South Durham

Minimum Qualifications
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.
Essential Physical Job Functions:Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System mayinclude essential job functions that require specific physical and/ormental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Work requires completion of Ophthalmic Technician training andcertification as a certified Ophthalmic Technician by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO).


None required above education/training requirement OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.