AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY)

Ophthalmology Technician

ID
2017-4066
Lindenwood
Type
Full Time
Brooklyn
Union / Non-Union
Non-Union
US-NY-Brooklyn
Daily Schedule
TBD
Dept/Spec
Ophthalmology [72026]

Overview

Having the best Ophthalmic Technician at AdvantageCare Physicians enables us to achieve our vision to be the preferred care destination for our patients and the communities we serve. At AdvantageCare Physicians, our mission is to focus care on the needs of our patients and partner with them in the pursuit of better health.

 

AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY) is one of the largest physician-led multi-specialty practice in the New York metropolitan area, serving half a million patients across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island. At ACPNY, patients receive individualized coordinated care from a compassionate team focused on helping them live their healthiest lives.

 

Our 30+ professionally managed, multi-specialty physician practices are designed to deliver convenient, comprehensive and community-based care. At AdvantageCare Physicians primary and specialty care is coordinated through an integrated network of full-service medical offices, regional specialty referral hubs, urgent care centers and strategic hospital affiliations across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island.

 

The Ophthalmic Technician will assist the physician with daily patient care, communication, and work-flow. Specifics tasks include but are not limited to taking patient histories, administering tests, scribing, and performing a variety of clinical and patient services.

Responsibilities

  • Obtains patient history and charts procedures in the electronic medical records.    
  • Performs and records visual acuities, color vision, stereopsis test, auto refractometer readings, blood pressure as directed by ophthalmologist.    
  • Orders new/replacement lenses based on prescription.     
  • Handles patient questions during visits and via phone, providing advice and resolving problems in consultation with ophthalmologist.          
  • Maintains, calibrates, cleans, and sterilizes ophthalmic instruments and equipment as indicated.              
  • Assists physicians in performing in-office ophthalmic procedures. 
  • Transcribes physician's dictation into patient electronic medical record, as directed by the physician, according to local, state and federal guidelines.              
  • Monitors inventory of supplies and restocks as necessary.
  • Ensures medication and treatment items are not expired.
  • Educates patients on ocular conditions and ocular care.   
  • Performs other job-related duties as required.

Qualifications

Required:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • One to two years’ experience in an eye care environment
  • Prior experience with ophthalmic testing and scribing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, customer service, organization ability, time management and the ability to effectively prioritize work
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks with strong attention to detail and documentation
  • Proficiency with computer use, especially an electronic medical record
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, particularly related to ophthalmology
  • Current Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) certification as COA, COT, or CMOT. (Required within 12 months of hire)

Preferred:

  • Formal ophthalmic training
  • Some college coursework, preferably including basic anatomy and medical terminology courses
  • Prior experience in a fast-paced, high customer volume work environment

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