The purpose of this position is to provide ophthalmic technical assistance to faculty, fellows and residents of the cornea division and the Casey Vision Correction Center in the areas of patient care and the laser center
Function/Duties of Position
CVCC Duties: Assist refractive surgeon in accomplishing the plan of care for the patient by performing delegated duties as a scrubbed member of the operating team in refractive surgical procedures such as laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK), photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), keratotomy procedures, (PTK), and other minor procedures as indicated/scheduled (CXL). Assists in coaching patient, including post op instructions and transfer of patients to and from operating table, may assist with positioning of patient for anesthesia, surgery, or examination. Order supplies and medications for laser center and keep inventory. Assist community physicians with laser procedures. Performs Sentact surveys for the laser center and assist with pharmacy audit/surveys.
Pre-Procedure: Assembles supplies and instruments, checks supplies and instruments for sterility and proper functioning, arranges supplies and instruments in surgical procedure room under direction of physician; opens sterile packs, and hands instrument to surgeon. Maintenance and cleaning of room, including walls and lasers. Calibrating lasers and program paient treatments. Perform refraction rechecks as necessary.
Post-Procedure: Clean and send instruments to sterile processing per standard operating procedure. Troubleshoots problems with equipment such as suction machines and clamps; makes minor repairs such as straightening clamps; contacts Clinical Engineering for major repairs. Supply ordering and invoice processing for CVCC. Administrative duties to include charting in Epic post-procedure.
Administrative: Updating CVCC manual, laser logs, maintenance logs, medication logs (specifically Photrexa). Ordering supplies and staying up-to-date on Oracle.
Obtain and record patient's chief complaint, history of illness, past ocular history, family history, drug allergies, systemic illness and medications; measure and record distance and near vision, in adults and children, with and without correction; measure corneal curvature; perform color vision testing; perform lensometry, multifocal adds; Set up ophthalmic examination rooms; assist patients in clinic area; assist doctors during examination as needed; prepare for and assist minor surgeries; perform refractometry, retinoscopy, fogging with asthmatic dials, obtain comprehensive ocular motility movements; stereopsis tests, perform contact lens over refractions, check intraocular pressure (tonopen or by applanation tonometry), BAT, pupil assessment, scribing for providers, Work as a crucial team member and teamwork, other ancillary testing as needed.
Triage patient calls. Apply eye dressings, protective shields and safety glasses; as directed by physician, pend drugs; clean contact lenses.
Have knowledge of and be able to practice JCAHPO clinical guidelines. Participate in continuing education courses and activities and maintain JCAHPO certification.
Exhibit initiative and teamwork in performing all daily tasks. Provides high quality customer service to patients, OHSU faculty and referring providers, to include PCP's and their office staff, and co-workers and staff as well as setting an example in training new employees and assisting in other divisions as needed. Maintains a high standard of patient interactions skills and is exemplary in addressing patient complaints when necessary.
Perform other duties as assigned. i.e. clinic auditing/surveys, training new employees, etc.
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.
Must be able to perform ophthalmic tests and exams as specified above. Ability to perform Goldmann 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. Demonstrated ability to use clinical diagnostic equipment. Must be detail-oriented and possess the ability to multi-task and delegate workload when necessary. Strong skills and background with clinic operations including scheduling systems, inventory control, and clinical equipment maintenance is required.
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 teamwork model. Willingness to serve as a positive and professional role model. Must have demonstrated a record of reliable attendance, punctuality, and proven successful performance in past and present.
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.
Administrative/medical office experience preferred. Working knowledge of medical terminology is highly desirable.
COA certification from completion of 2-year program, and COT certification.
All are welcome
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