Duke Health Integrated Practice is an exceptional, multi-specialty physician practice encompassing 140 clinics across North Carolina. We attract and retain premier medical professionals with competitive compensation, benefits, and a nurturing work atmosphere that unites passion and purpose.
The schedule for this position is day shifts, Monday-Friday, with no weekends or holidays.
We are seeking an Ophthalmic Technician at our Duke Eye Center to assist Eye Center physicians and other technical support colleagues in performing diagnostic tests necessary for evaluation of patient eye problems.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Perform preliminary screening examinations for physician review including, but not limited to: recording chief complaint and HPI, measuring visual acuity of patient (with and without glasses, for distance and near vision), performing refractometry, obtain optical and lensometry measurements to determine lens prescription and correct acuity problems, conduct central and peripheral visual field tests, ocular motility tests, color vision tests, assessment of pupils prior to dilation, thorough slit lamp exam to examine the cornea, lens, and anterior chamber of the eye in order to note variations from normal prior to dilation, indentation and applanation tonometry tests to determine intraocular pressure, instillation of eye drops, etc.
Learn and perform diagnostic testing including, but not limited to: OCT, HVF, GVF, Topography, Pachymetry, IOL Measurements.
Depending on clinic environment:
Perform HLD and sterilization of instruments as needed.
Maintain Physical environment of exam and procedure rooms.
Calibration, maintenance, and monitoring of equipment.
Scribing duties/facilitation of clinic for assigned physicians.
Assists with ordering medical/office supplies.
Assist with appointments and telephone call screening activities.
Under direction of physician, may call pharmacy with prescription refills.
Able to function as Joint Commission Liaison or Infection Prevention Liaison.
Direct the flow of patients examined by an Eye Center physician; obtain medical and personal data for patient charts; screen patients for conditions excluding ocular examination; arrange for laboratory and other tests, ophthalmic photography, outpatient studies and patient admissions and surgery as requested by physician; alleviate patient and family concerns by explaining diagnostic procedures and method of treatment.
Participate in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate or educational offerings. Support the development of other staff and former learners. -Assist in professional development of Ophthalmic Assistants and Certified Ophthalmic Assistants.
JOB ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Work requires an education background generally equivalent to a high school education.
Requires certification for Ophthalmic Technicians by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO).
Must have BLS Certification
Some roles within our organization may encompass essential job functions requiring distinct physical and/or mental capabilities. Further details and accommodation requests will be addressed by individual hiring departments.
Duke Health Integrated Practice is dedicated to Equal Opportunity Employment, fostering a diverse workforce without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
We aspire to build a community grounded in collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our shared achievements rely on a dynamic exchange of ideas, flourishing best when a multitude of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences thrive. Upholding these values is a collective responsibility within our community.
This job description aims to outline representative responsibilities for this title, not an exhaustive account of specific duties. Employees may be assigned job-related tasks beyond those explicitly outlined here.
As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.