Completion of an accredited training program such as Ophthalmic Technician Program, Ophthalmic Medical Personnel Training Program, Eye Care Assistant Program, Ophthalmic Assistant Program, Ophthalmic Clinical Assistant Program, Ophthalmic Medical Assistant Program, Ophthalmic Medical Technology; OR
AA in Ophthalmic Technology from an accredited school; OR
Current certification as a certified ophthalmic technician (COA) or higher; OR
BA/BS or in Health Care, Science or Research related field AND 1 year of clinical/lab experience conducting preliminary screening/vision testing to include specialized tests and visual fields; OR
2 years of clinical/lab experience conducting preliminary screening/vision testing to include specialized tests and visual fields.
Basic computer keyboard skills and proficiency with computer applications such as Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and related computer applications.
Excellent communication skills, professional demeanor, excellent organizational skills. Exceptional interpersonal skills - patient advocacy skills - evaluate patient concerns for timely resolution. Sensitivity to patient needs. Ability to work independently as well as in a team-work model. Willingness to serve as a positive and professional role model. Must have demonstrated record of reliable attendance, punctuality and proven successful performance in past and present.
Must be able to perform ophthalmic tests and exams as specified above. Demonstrated ability to use clinical diagnostic equipment. Must be detail oriented and possess excellent interpersonal and patient relations skills. Ability to multi-task and delegate workload is essential. Strong skills and background with clinic operations including scheduling systems, and inventory control.
BLS certification through American Heart Association (AHA), provider level.
Initial certification is the responsibility of the employee. Renewal certification classes/cost provided by OHSU if job required.
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