Ophthalmic Technician

Mentor, Ohio
About Vitreo-Retinal Consultants, Inc.

Vitreo-Retinal Consultants, Inc. is a private practice ophthalmology group of fellowship-trained retinal specialists. We provide state-of-the-art retinal care for diseases which include Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration and Retinal Detachment. Our physicians are available for consultations and emergencies.

Job Overview

Performs a variety of patient care diagnostic testing activities to assist physicians and medical office personnel. Obtains information and performs tests on patients that provide diagnostic information to physicians. Helps to maintain the overall efficiency of the clinic and office.

Primary Responsibilities Include the Following:
  • Perform patient work ups according to type of patient visit. Professionally interview patient and document patient's chief complaint, elements of history of present illness, review of systems, current medications, and appropriate past, family and social history. Accurately perform and record in chart patient's visual and ocular testing, and blood pressure. Check and record patient's intraocular pressure with tonopen. Perform refractions on post-op patients as necessary. If appropriate, instill dilating drops, utilizing proper eye drop technique.

  • ‍Maintain patient flow through work-up, exam, and procedure rooms in a manner that facilitates physician efficiency. Escort patients as they move about the office, offering limited assistance to patients, and may offer physical assistance only when reasonably confident that assistance can be given without injury to the patient or the staff member.

  • ‍Prepare patient and exam room for exam and/or procedure, utilizing proper sterile technique as appropriate.

  • ‍Assist physicians during exam. Record physicians findings in chart (paper or electronic) as appropriate. Write (or send electronically) prescriptions as indicated by physicians. Review medication instructions, positioning requirements, etc., answer questions for patient as appropriate.

  • ‍Perform Special Testing on patients as needed (visual fields, ultrasonography, ocular coherence tomography, electrophysiology, PHP).

  • ‍Open/close rooms - make sure all equipment is properly cleaned, and supplies are stocked and prepared. Maintain cleanliness of all clinical areas throughout the day.

  • ‍Answer/return patient phone calls as appropriate. All patient phone messages must be answered by the end of each day.

  • ‍Order room supplies (Kleenex, tonopen covers, etc.) via established procedures.

  • ‍Perform general office tasks as assigned/as needed (i.e., pull charts, filing, answer/transfer phones, process letters, make new patient charts, prep surgery packets, register patients, schedule and confirm patient appointments, etc.)

  • ‍Perform any other duties needed to ensure the smooth flow of work/patients in office.

‍Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • ‍Communicate with patients, family members, physicians, co-workers, and the public in a respectful, helpful and courteous manner at all times.

  • ‍Maintain patient and practice confidentiality at all times, communicating sensitive information only to those who should, by nature of their job/authority, receive it.

  • ‍Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all physicians, coworkers, patients, and the public.

  • ‍Follow the VRC Standards of Conduct and the VRC Corporate Compliance Program at all times. Conduct all actions with regard to VRC patient care and business in a legal and ethical manner.

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