Job ID: 289930491  |  Last Updated: 3/1/2021

Ophthalmic Technician, DuPont Pediatrics, Deptford

Deptford, NJ
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Job Description

As one of the nations leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children even those who may never enter our doors through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.

Nemours is seeking a part-time Ophthalmic Technician, to join our Ophthalmology team in Deptford, NJ.

The Ophthalmic Technician assists and works under the direct supervision of the Ophthalmologist. The responsibilities require performance of a preliminary examination on all patients, which can include but is not limited to, a complete medical and ocular history, lensometry, stereopsis, color testing, visual acuity, tonopen, slit lamp exam, applanation tonometry, visual fields, pupil dilation, fundus , photography, and OCTs. This part-time position could become full-time with rotation to our offices in Delaware, Philadelphia and Bryn Mawr, PA.

Essential Functions:
- Successfully navigate and properly document the requisite patient information into the EPIC- Electronic Medical Record
- Complete a preliminary ocular exam which includes a medical and ocular history, visual acuities, color vision, lensometry, cover tests, motility tests, stereopsis tests, external examination, pupil evaluation, slit lamp biomicroscopy, intraocular pressures, refractometry, patching instructions, and contact lens instructions
- Perform additional Ophthalmic Technician responsibilities, i.e. Humphrey Visual Field testing, OIS, fundus photography, OCT, and pachymetry, if applicable
- Administer ophthalmic medications in accordance with approved divisional clinical pathway and confirmed skill competency
- Maintain a par level of supplies, medications, and patient educational materials in exam rooms. Ensure that all ophthalmic equipment is in working order at the beginning of each day, as wekk as throughout the entirety of each patient care day
- Work collaboratively with physicians and supervisor to facilitate patient flow and maintain efficiency
- Participate in the orientation and training of other associates as assigned by manager
- Work collaboratively with peers at all times to ensure that the highest level of service is offered to patients and families at all times
- Possess and utilize excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Perform all responsibilities in accordance with Nemours standard business practices, policies and operating procedures.

Additional Requirements:
- High School Diploma
- 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 the 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.

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique Bridge to a Healthy Future pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.

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