Ukiah Valley Medical Center RHC Ophthalmic Tech in Ukiah, California
RHC Ophthalmic Tech
Department: HBOC - Ophthalmology
Schedule: Part-Time- Benefitted
Shift: Day Shift
- Job Summary Assists opthamologist and other technical support personnel to perform diagnostic tests necessary for evaluation of patient eye problems. Assists ophthalmologists in identifying, diagnosing, and treating illnesses, diseases and conditions of the eye. Job Requirements High School Education/GED or equivalent: Preferred Associate's/Technical Degree or equivalent combination of education/related experience: Preferred Ophthalmic Technician or Medical Assistant experience: Preferred Ophthalmic Technician certification: Preferred Essential Functions Screens walk-in patients, emergency patients and telephone calls from patients and referring physicians to determine appropriate physician and priority of appointments. Administers Electro-retinogram, Electro-oculogram tests and specular microscopy examinations to patients. Performs preliminary screening examinations for physician review including, but not limited to, central and peripheral visual field tests; ocular motility tests; color vision tests; pharmacological pupil tests; tests to determine intraocular pressure and pupil testing for size, equality and reaction prior to dilation. Examines the cornea, lens and anterior chamber of the eye using a slit lamp and note variations from normal. Assists physician in preparation of routine microbiological specimens and in various research studies. Measures acuity of patient, with and without glasses, for distance and near vision. Obtains optical and lensometry measurements to determine lens prescription and correct acuity problems. Records findings on patient chart. Obtains topographical measurements of the eye to include corneal diameter and curvature; assist physician to fit patients with contact lenses and to evaluate lens fit with a bio-microscope. Instructs patients on the proper techniques used in caring for, inserting and wearing contact lenses. Directs the flow of patients. Obtains medical and personal data for patient charts. Screens patients for conditions excluding ocular examination. Arranges for laboratory and other tests, ophthalmic photography, outpatient studies and patient admissions and surgery as requested by physician. Alleviates patient and family concerns by explaining diagnostic procedures and method of treatment. Calibrates and maintains all instruments; clean and stock consultation rooms and microbiology laboratory with drugs and other supplies as needed. Sterilizes and sets up instruments for ophthalmic surgical procedures. Assists with minor office surgery, laser treatments and operating room surgery as required. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.