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The Ophthalmic Technician assists and works under the direct supervision of the Ophthalmologist. The responsibilities require performing a preliminary examination on all patients, which include, however not limited to, a complete medical and ocular history, visual acuity, lensometry, refractometry, slit lamp exam, applanation tonometry, visual fields, pupil dilation, topography, pachymetry, and OCT’s. If required, Technicians also assists the physician with in office procedures and the completion of consents and surgical forms and other duties as needed. The photographer duties include posterior and anterior segment clinical ophthalmic photography per protocol, participation in research studies, preparing patients for imaging, and troubleshooting equipment both mechanically and digitally.
Two years of satisfactory, full-time work experience under ophthalmologic or optometric supervision; or graduation from an accredited program for Ophthalmic Technicians plus one year work experience. JCAHPO certification at either the COA, COT, or COMT level preferred. Will provide on job training if the applicant has experience in various capacities within the medical field. If trained, it is expected that the applicant sit for JCAT basic home study course within 3-9 months of employment; and test for COA Certification within 12 months of hire date. Failure to do so will result in termination of employment.
CPR certification to be obtained within 6 months of hire date and re-certify every two years, required.
CRA certification within 3 years of hire date, to be maintained throughout employment through credit upkeep, required.
***When applying to this position, please upload your current COA, COT , COMT and/or CRA certification, if applicable. And your current CPR certification if applicable also***
We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.
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