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Description:


SightMD is looking for career minded individuals to be at the heart of that vision and assist in
the daily patient care and flow of clinic activities. As an Ophthalmic Technician III, you will play a
vital role as an assistant to our physicians. Although prior medical experience is preferred,
especially in the eye care field, we will provide you with our extensive and thorough training
program even if you have nothing more than a great desire to enter the medical field for the first
time. We ask that you are able to communicate professionally, are comfortable working in a
medical environment, are highly organized, have a strong customer service background, posses
excellent computer and organizational skills, and embody a welcoming/friendly demeanor.


Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:



  • Greet and guide patients to examination rooms

  • Acquaint yourself with all new and established patients, providing plan/setting expectations for visit

  • Obtain patient medical history to include chief complaint or reason for visit, family medical history, history of any allergies and list of current medications

  • Perform basic eye tests prior to physician exam and ensure patient understands what is being performed and how they will be affected during the tests; Tests include, but are not limited to - basic vision (wall chart), depth perception, color blindness, eye pressure, topography, autorefraction/refraction, visual field, tear lab

  • Verify patients current eye prescription information

  • Dilate patients eyes using eye drops if needed for further testing

  • Perform advanced eye tests, including but not limited to: OCT (pictures of the retina layers), Fundus photos (picture of the back of the eye), IOLMaster (measures the length of the eye), Pentacam (measures the tissue properties of the cornea), A-Scan and B-Scan (sonogram of the eye), and WaveScan (creates a digital fingerprint of vision prior to surgery)

  • Advise patients as to who will see them following work up and testing, making them comfortable during wait times

  • Maintain a smooth and seamless flow of patients to examination rooms

  • Renew prescription eye drops as directed by physician

  • Respond to patients, pharmacies, and other medical parties in a timely manner

  • Document all history and testing information accurately and consistently

  • Summarize all exam details from physician into patients electronic chart, including but not limited to: proper charting of examination, additions to chief complaint, physician assessment and recommendations for treatment

  • Observe patient and physician during exam and assist as needed or when appropriate

  • Maintain awareness of the patients verbal and nonverbal communication when the physician is providing instructions, as you may need to repeat the information or provide educational materials for the patient to review at home

  • Ensure patient understands all verbal and written instruction from physician

  • Add diagnosis in patients electronic chart and ensure codes match diagnosis for billing purposes


Requirements:


Qualifications:



  • High School diploma or equivalent required

  • Minimum of 1 year experience as an Ophthalmic Technician II

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time

  • Working knowledge of ophthalmic medical terminology

  • Billing and coding experience in an EMR system

  • Open availability to work, including early morning, late evenings, and weekends when needed

  • Basic to advanced computer skills required

  • COA certification preferred but not required

  • Phlebotomy experience preferred

  • Bilingual Spanish a plus


* SightMD provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color,
creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any
other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.



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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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