Company: Joslin Diabetes Center
Posted on: November 22, 2021
The Ophthalmic Technician assists the ophthalmologists and
optometrists in preparing patients for their appointments by taking
medical/ocular histories, performing standard entrance tests,
visual acuity and refraction as well as slit lamp examination of
the anterior segment on patients. You will also provide support to
Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Center and may also assist the
ophthalmologists in various minor surgical procedures including
Hours are: (Monday-Friday) 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Why work here!
Be a valued member of our Eye Care Team working directly with
Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Ophthalmic Technicians, Ophthalmic
Imagers, Ophthalmology Fellows and Clinical Researchers.
Harvard affiliation and an international reputation.
Competitive salary and benefits in the prestigious Longwood Medical
Training for qualified candidates who display the aptitude to
learn; improve your present skills & learn new skills with training
on the latest technology that you would only get at Joslin.
Spend more time with patients.
Opportunity to advance in credentials and knowledge with supported
CME and training.
Opportunity to attend monthly scheduled seminars.
Ability to become certified to participate in our local, national
and international Clinical Research Studies.
Responsibilities in clinical eye care include: ocular history,
refraction, slit lamp examination, Applanation Tonometry and other
Diverse participation in eye care, including retinal imaging with
the latest, state of the art imaging instruments.
Participate in our Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Center with the
latest, state of the art imaging instruments performing OCT, Optos,
Anterior Segment Imaging, Visual fields, Ultrasonography, etc.
Daily rotation of clinical responsibilities throughout our clinic
and clinical research patient care programs.
Become a more Advanced Ophthalmic Technician!
Prepares patients for ophthalmologic or optometric examination by
obtaining ocular and medical history and accurately entering the
information into the electronic medical record.
Performs standard entrance tests on patients, specifically: visual
function tests including refraction; lensometry and keratometry.
Performs ocular health assessment including examination of the
pupils and extraocular muscles; slit-lamp examination of the
anterior segment and applanation tonometry. Based on the exam
findings, determines and recommends further diagnostic testing as
warranted or per the direction of the ophthalmologist or
Performs specialized ophthalmic tests as ordered by the
ophthalmologist or Optometrist, including Hertel exophthalmometry,
stereo vision testing, Humphrey visual fields, and color vision:
Ishihara, and D-15. After successful department training, will
provide support for the Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Center by
performing OCTs (Optical Coherence Tomography), digital retinal
imaging, digital anterior segment imaging, IOL master and
Assists the ophthalmologists in performing laser photocoagulation
and minor procedures such as lid lesion removal. Instills
anesthetic drops in patient's eyes, hands instruments to the
Ophthalmologist, and helps to rinse eyes after procedure is done.
May help with adjusting the settings of the laser.
Other duties as assigned
High School diploma or equivalent.
Significant knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the eye
including systemic and ocular disease, ocular surgery and
procedures, intermediate medical terminology and abbreviations.
Knowledge of ophthalmic pharmacology.
JCAHPO certification at level of Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
(COA) is preferred. COA certification must be obtained within the
first year of employment.
Clinical Trial Certification in refraction and acuity testing
within first year of hire followed by optical coherence tomography
and ophthalmic photography required within three years.
Understanding of the theory and workings behind specific testing
and stages of the exam.
High level of proficiency with technology. Demonstrated experience
accurately and thoroughly completing electronic medical records and
updating management computer systems.
Strong professional interpersonal skills. Excellent verbal and
written communication skills.
Demonstrated respect for staff and patients and experience
Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, with strong
attention to detail
Joslin is an Equal Opportunity Employer of
Minority/Female/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected
Joslin values diversity and inclusion, and we encourage diversity
Joslin Diabetes Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and it is
the policy of Joslin to prohibit discrimination of any type and to
afford equal employment opportunities to employees, and all
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information,
marital/parental status, disability status, protected veteran
status or any other status protected by law.
Keywords: Joslin Diabetes Center, Brookline , Ophthalmic Technician, Professions , Brookline, Massachusetts
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