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Ophthalmic Technician II

Company: Cambridge Health Alliance
Location: Somerville
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

Location: CHA Somerville Campus Work Days: 9:00am-5:30pm Category: Allied Health Department: CHA Eye Center Somerville Campus Job Type: Full time Work Shift: Day Hours/Week: 40.00 Union: Yes Union Name: SH Laborers 381DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:The CHA Eye Center is located in the Highland Building at Somerville Hospital. Our thriving practice helps patients with a wide range of eye conditions and includes a full optical shop for prescriptions and contact lens fittings. This gives patients everything they need in one location, from routine exams to advanced treatments. We see patients of all ages - from infants to older adults. Our specialty eye care services include: diabetic eye care, treatment of glaucoma, macular degeneration, and other eye diseases, cataract surgery, refractive surgery, LASIK and corneal transplants. Summary:Under supervision of the Ophthalmology Practice Manager and the Chief of Ophthalmology, possesses knowledge and skills in history taking, patient services, instrument maintenance, clinical optics, basic ocular motility, visual fields, intermediate tonometry, contact lenses, ocular pharmacology and photography. Responsible for performing necessary testing prior to patient's encounter with the Ophthalmologist and/or Optometrist; assist in minor surgical and laser procedures; perform specialties adjunctive testing; perform refractions; assist in other office responsibilities as needed.Responsibilities: Maintain inventory and stocks clinical and surgical supplies Prep patients for Ophthalmologists Triages telephone issues and documents in chart Open and close examination rooms, cleans as necessary Performs visual field testing, a-scan and corneal topography Performs accurate refractions Complete a thorough medical work-up prior to the patient being seen by the Ophthalmologist. This includes a medical history, chief complaint, review of current medication list, check of visual acuity and intraocular pressure Assist with fundus photography Prepares fluorescein syringes Records finding legibly and accurately according to CHA standards Maintain a neat work area Check equipment for cleanliness. Ensure that biomed review of equipment is up to date. Sterilizes instruments and maintains equipment Transport equipment to and from Cambridge Hospital to be sterilized Assist Ophthalmologists with minor procedures Assist Ophthalmologists with laser surgery Demonstrates ability to establish priorities, organizes daily work and uses good judgment MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Other information:High School Diploma or equivalent Certifications: Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.

Keywords: Cambridge Health Alliance, Somerville , Ophthalmic Technician II, Professions , Somerville, Massachusetts

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