Ophthalmic Technician at Susquehanna Eye Associates

Lock Haven, PA 17745

About the Job

Job Description



Ophthalmic Technician

Reports to

Senior Technician or Office Manager

Summary of essential job functions

Responsible for supporting the physicians and patients by providing information, services and assistance.

Primary responsibilities

Job Purpose:
Helps ophthalmology patients by providing information, services, and assistance.

Duties (include but not limited to):
* Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; recording medical history; confirming purpose of visit.

* Checks condition of patients' eyes by observing pupils, muscle, visual acuity, extraocular movements, blood pressure.

* Prepares patients for ophthalmology examination by dilating their pupils; reporting patient history summary, changes in visual acuity, elevated extraocular pressure, or blood pressure to ophthalmologist.

* Saves ophthalmologist's time by helping with office procedures such as laser surgeries, tear duct probes.

* Secures patient information and maintains patient confidence by completing and safeguarding medical records; completing diagnostic coding and procedure coding; keeping patient information confidential.

* Counsels patients by transmitting physician's orders, use of drops, contact lenses, drugs, and questions about surgery.

* Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.

Supply Management, Verbal Communication, Infection Control, Organization, Professionalism, Customer Focus, Confidentiality, Bedside Manner, Teamwork, Multi-tasking, Flexibility

Education: Candidates must have a clinical certification or degree.



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