Description:

Milan Eye Center is a premier ophthalmology practice with multiple locations and affiliated with Atlanta’s finest hospitals including Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Northside Hospital. With the rapidly evolving field of eye care, it is important that a practice remains on the cutting edge. At Milan Eye Center, we offer the full scope of advanced technology, diagnostic testing, and treatment. Our services range from LASIK, cataract surgery & lens replacement surgery to comprehensive eye care including management of glaucoma, diabetic eye care, oculoplastic, cosmetic, corneal transplant, and macular degeneration. Milan Eye Center has great benefits with an excellent working environment, where you will be provided an opportunity to learn, explore and grow with the company.


Job Title:
Ophthalmic Technician


General Duties:

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 proper usage required. Ability to assess common safety hazards and take precautions to establish a safe work environment. Ability to communicate with patients, co-workers, and managers is critical. Must be willing to help in all areas and understand the need for efficient use of time.


Supervision Received:
Reports to Clinic Site Lead


Typical Physical Demands:

Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination. Requires standing and walking for an extended period of time. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds. Ability to push and pull equipment and wheelchairs weighing 200 + pounds. Ability to handle stressful situations appropriately. Requires exposure to communicable diseases or bodily fluids.


Typical Working Conditions:

Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment. Work is indoors in a climate controlled environment.


Examples of General Duties:

  • Takes detailed patient histories and work ups; screening patient for appropriate information
  • Prepares patients for examination and treatment
  • Opens up all exam rooms and eye imaginations in morning; closes down exam rooms in the evening
  • Prepares exam rooms with necessary instruments
  • Prepares and maintains supplies and equipment
  • Assists with scheduling of appointments, tests and treatment
  • Communicates with patients regarding follow-up care, symptoms, procedures Screens telephone calls from patients and handles as necessary, returning phone calls to patients and pharmacies in a timely manner.
  • Performs comprehensive diagnostic testing including refractometry, tonometry, keratometry, biomicroscopy, A-scans, pachymetry, photography, visual fields, BATs, PAMs, OCT, corneal topography, microscopy and other tests as directed.
  • May assist with minor surgical procedures.
  • Prepares equipment and aids physician during treatment, examination and testing.
  • Maintains and reviews patient records, charts and other pertinent information. Posts tests and examination results in EMR system
  • Carries out medical and surgical asepsis during patient care.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Be readily available for doctor when not working up patients.
  • Interact with drug reps to replenish sample supplies.
  • Maintain and keep track of grafts and plugs.


Benefits That We Offer Include
:

  • 401K
  • Paid Time off
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Life Insurance

. Requirements:


Professional Requirements:

  • Adheres to dress code; appearance is neat and clean
  • Maintains regulatory requirements
  • Reports to work on time and as scheduled, completes work within a designated time
  • Wears identification while on duty
  • Completes in-services and returns in a timely fashion
  • Attends annual review and mandatory meetings as scheduled
  • Represents organization in a positive and professional manner
  • Complies with all organizational policies
  • Maintains patient confidentiality
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to supervisors, co-workers and physicians


Regulatory Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Two to five years experience in ophthalmology


Skills:

  • Knowledge in EMR systems
  • Knowledge of modern office equipment
  • Interpersonal/human relation skills
  • Ability to read and communicate effectively in English
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to correlate clinical data with patient’s medical condition
  • Ability to set priorities
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems
  • Organizational skills
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of eye anatomy, disease, symptoms and ocular meds
  • Utilizes proper eye drop technique and sterility