Ophthalmic Clinic Technician
Company: Retina Consultants of Houston
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Retina Consultants of Texas (RCTX) is seeking an individual who
will be responsible for performing an extensive number
of data collection functions, as delegated by the physician to
allow for proper professional diagnosis of patients’ conditions.
This candidate will support the clinical needs for the Lufkin,
Livingston and Brenham locations.
Candidate must be able to travel to various clinics to meet the
needs of the patients and providers, and support the clinic's
variable hours (Monday - Friday, 6:30 am to 6:30 pm).
Schedules are provided weekly and are based on the provider's
clinic, patient and surgery schedules. Clinic staff are provided
the opportunity for weekend hours if
RCTX offers the following competitive benefits for full-time
eligible employees after the introductory period:
Medical Insurance Plans
Vision Insurance Plan
Dental Insurance Plan
PTO and Holiday Pay
Employee Assistance Program
Incentive Rewards Program
Consultants of Texas (RCTX) is one of the largest and most
respected retina-only ophthalmology practices in the United States,
committed to Preserving the Patient's Vision. RCTX has three
certified research centers and is home to the Greater Houston
Retina Research Center, one of the country’s leading sites for
retinal research. All Retina Consultants of Texas physicians are
board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and
specialize exclusively in diseases and surgery of the retina,
vitreous, and macula. In addition, RCTX has an ocular oncology
division, which focuses on cancer treatments for the eye. Our
surgeons have studied at some of the most renowned institutions in
the nation and all have graduated at the very top of their
Retina Consultants of Texas (RCTX) is part of Retina Consultants of
America (RCA), the largest network of leading retina specialists
with the mission of saving sight and improving patient lives
through innovation and the highest quality care. Through RCA's
physician-centered practice management model, physicians continue
to drive clinical and practice culture while benefitting from the
available business expertise, resources and shared best
Consultants of Texas follows all CDC and local authority protocols
to ensure the safety and well-being of the patients, providers,
employees and communities.
Consultants of Texas is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity
and an Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to creating an
inclusive work environment that celebrates diversity.
- Communication and Patient
- Acquaints all new patients with
office procedures to which they will be exposed.
- Informs patients of the purpose
of all tests personally performed, and how the patient will be
affected during the tests.
- Obtains patient history to
include chief complaint, history of present illness, past history
(ocular and general), family history (ocular and general), and
history of allergies and medications.
- Performs accurate and consistent
documentation and measurement tasks to include:
- Visual acuity
- Manual lensometry
- Confrontational visual
- Stereo testing
- Evaluation of
- Pupillary function
- Color plates
- Angle assessment
- Dilation of pupils
- Contact lens
- Visual field testing
- Optic nerve scanning (i.e. OCT,
- Corneal topography
- Other tasks specific to the
physician’s needs as a result of new technologies
- Provides back-up to the
ophthalmic photographer regarding fundus, exterior and anterior
- Performs duties consistent with
- Assists physician with laser
- Assists physician with minor
surgery, maintaining practice standards of sterile technique and
- Determines which patient should
be taken next from the waiting room to have testing
- Escorts all patients from the
waiting room for data collection.
- Advises patients as to who will
see them following testing and makes patients comfortable during
- Maintains a smooth flow of
patients to the physician, altering the test sequence as
- Provides telephone support
regarding ocular emergencies, prescription refills, and patient
- Communicates with reception to
facilitate proper patient flow.
- Troubleshoots instruments as
- Replaces bulbs.
- Checks connections.
- Performs archiving functions
according to manufacturer recommendations.
- Performs autoclaving and
maintenance of instrument sterility.
- Reports continued difficulty to
Lead Ophthalmic Technician.
- Seeks advice from more senior
staff as necessary, never performing beyond
- Confirms patients’ appointments
by phone two business days in advance.
- Maintains cleanliness in exam
and procedure rooms.
- Maintains back up levels of
stock in exam and procedure rooms.
- Performs other duties as
- High school diploma; some
- Two to five years’ experience as
a certified ophthalmic assistant.
- Valid proof of certification as
an ophthalmic assistant.
- Valid CPR
ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND
- Demonstrated, advanced
comprehension of the ophthalmic assistant skills as outlined by the
Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology
- Basic understanding of optics
and the ability to perform refractometry.
- Strong communication and
- Empathetic personality with
concern for patients’ needs.
- Strong organization with
attention to detail.
- Ability to work as a team
- Demonstrated comprehension of
the principles of optics, refraction, and contact
- Demonstrated ability to perform
comprehensive work ups patients per hour.
- Demonstrated computer
Keywords: Retina Consultants of Houston, Tyler , Ophthalmic Clinic Technician, Other , Lufkin, Texas
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