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Ophthalmic Technician

LCMC Health
New Orleans, LA
17 days ago: LCMC Health

Job Description

University Medical Center New Orleans is the academic medical center of LCMC Health and the ultimate expression of a 275-year legacy of serving the people of New Orleans and South Louisiana. With our academic partners, including Louisiana State University and Tulane University Schools of Medicine, we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals and leading research to find tomorrow's cures and treatments. From expert primary care and the widest variety of specialty care to cutting edge emergency care and the region's only Level 1 Trauma Center, UMC offers the area the widest breadth of healthcare services.
We are looking for medical professionals who are just as passionate as we are about providing the best medical care in the safest environment. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. Whether you're a seasoned healthcare professional or just starting out, a career at UMC places you at the center of a dynamic community of providers, learners and staff with a singular focus on patient-centric care. We offer a state-of-the-art facility with breakthrough technology, and professionals committed to helping our community become healthier.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. University Medical Center New Orleans reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.
POSITION SUMMARY:Certified Ophthalmic Technicians are health professionals who perform ophthalmic patient care, technical and supportive services under general supervision in a medical office or clinical setting. The Certified Ophthalmic Technician supports the philosophy and complies with the protocols, policies and procedures of the Organization and the assigned Medical Office Department.
POSITION DUTIES:
+ Duties include, but are not limitied to: Obtains patient history and charts procedures for medical records. Performs and records visual acuities, color vision, stereopsis test, IOP-NCT, auto refractometer readings, Snelling chart, Pachymetry, topography, visual fields, Fundus photography/angiograms, IOL Master/A-Scan/B-Scan, Lensometer. Schedule surgeries, pre-ops, MRIs, CTs, Lab and appointments. Orders new/replacement lenses as needed. Instructs patients about contact lenses including how to handle, clean, insert and remove. Handles patient questions during visits and via phone, providing advice and resolving problems in consultation with ophthalmologist. Uses and maintains equipment and supplies appropriately. Set up chalazion trays. The job holder must demonstrate current competencies applicable for job position.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:
Education:
Required:
High School Graduate
Preferred:
Some college preferred
Formal Ophthalmic certification program
Experience:
Required:
Completion of ophthalmic certification program or minimum of 2 years experience in ophthalmic practice.
License/Certification:
Required:
Basic Life Support- issued by the American Heart Association
Ophthalmic Tech Certificate after one year
Skills:Knowlede of optometric and contact lens technology
Physical Demands: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. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.
UMC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

University Medical Center New Orleans is the academic medical center of LCMC Health and the ultimate expression of a 275-year legacy of serving the people of New Orleans and South Louisiana. With our academic partners, including Louisiana State University and Tulane University Schools of Medicine, we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals and leading research to find tomorrows cures and treatments. From expert primary care and the widest variety of specialty care to cutting edge emergency care and the regions only Level 1 Trauma Center, UMC offers the area the widest breadth of healthcare services.We are looking for medical...

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