Cedars-Sinai Ophthalmic Technician - Vision Center in Beverly Hills, California
The Ophthalmic Technician is responsible for performing a variety of
administrative and clinical functions to include scheduling and greeting
patients; scheduling surgeries; performing diagnostic and eye function tests
including clinical optics, ocular motility, visual fields, keratometry,
topography, A –Scans, and Schirmer test; assisting with office surgical
procedures; administering topical medications or diagnostic drugs as required
by the ophthalmologist for testing or treatment. Record accurate charting and
other office procedures. Assist ophthalmologist and/or optometrist with office
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ophthalmic Technician acting under the supervision of a physician or
Ophthalmic Technicians acting under the supervision of a physician
or optometrist may:
Conduct contact lens training;
Prepare patients for examinations;
Take patient history and other preliminary patient data;
Perform simple non-invasive testing of visual acuity, stereo
testing, color vision, pupils and ocular motility;
Perform automated visual field testing;
Perform ophthalmic photography and digital imaging;
Perform non-subjective auto refraction (where the ophthalmologist
or optometrist performs
Administer cycloplegics, mydriatics, and topical anesthetics that
are not controlled substances
for ophthalmic purposes; and
Perform pachymetry, keratometry, A scans, B scans, corneal
topography, and electrodiagnostic testing.
Environmental cleaning and disinfection of clinical areas.
Assists in preparations for
surgical and other clinical procedures, including equipment sterilization.
Gives instructions to patients
concerning eye care and helps them understand and comply with treatments that
the doctor prescribes.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Successful completion of an accredited program for Ophthalmic
Assistant/Technician or Medical Assistant and one year of related experience
and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
CERTIFICATES, LICENCES, REGISTRATIONS:
BLS Certification required.
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant designation preferred.
Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.