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Ophthalmic Technician Job Summary:
Responsible for daily patient care and flow of clinic activities. Position requires good understanding of ophthalmic practice and patient care.  Knowledge of medical instrumentation and its proper care and usage needed.  Ability to assess common safety hazards and take precautions to establish a safe work environment required.  Ability to communicate with patients, co-workers, and supervisor is critical.  Must be willing to help in all areas and understand the need for efficient use of time.

Job Duties and Responsibilities


  • Promptly and professionally assisting the doctor in patient care.
  • Performing technical workups, patient interviews and special testing.
  • Communicating with patients regarding follow-up care, surgeries, procedures, changes in schedule, symptoms, etc.
  • Understands and uses proper sterile technique.
  • Maintaining and cleaning all equipment being used. Report to supervisor if not in working condition.
  • Returning phone calls to patients and pharmacies.
  • Assisting in minor office surgery to include ocular preparation for sterile injections.
  • Maintaining patient confidentiality.
  • Attending required meetings.
  • Cooperates with supervisory staff and physicians.
  • Available to Dr. in clinic when needed.
  • Scribes readily when doctor desires.  
  • Verify Obtained Authorizations
  • Preparation for the eye for sterile intravitreal injection
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Demonstrated Skills/Qualifications:

  • Efficiently and accurately interviews patients and documents histories.
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of eye anatomy, disease, symptoms, and ocular meds.
  • Accurately performs:
    – Visual Acuity Measurement
    – Tono-pen Tonometry
    – Amslers Grid Testing
    – Muscle Testing
    – Pupil Exams
  • Utilizes proper eye drop technique and sterility.
  • Utilizes proper universal precaution procedures.
  • Displays consistent professionalism.
  • Is energetic and empathetic with patients.
  • Consistently display positive rapport with fellow employees.
  • Understands role in the care team’s effort.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in job assignment.
  • Takes pride and ownership in success and image of PRC
  • Demonstrates initiative in accomplishing practice goals.

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • High School diploma or the equivalent
  • Preferred JCAHPO Certified Ophthalmic Assistant certification.
  • One year experience in ophthalmology preferred.

Physical requirements:
Ability to view patient images and operate computer devices, frequent use of a computer terminal.  Ability to communicate via speech and hearing.  Must be able to stand, walk, bend at knees and waist, raise arms over head, & lift up to 35 lbs with or without a reasonable accommodation.

EEO Statement:
Palmetto Retina Center, LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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Type: Full Time (Hourly)
Job ID: 111251