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Ophthalmic Technician I

Weill Cornell Medical College


Location:
New York, NY
Date:
11/11/2017
2017-11-112017-12-12
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary







Under general direction, performs basic diagnostic ophthalmic tests and provides administrative and patient care support to the practice This roles also assists with and maintains efficient patient flow







Job Responsibilities







+ Ensures patient safety is maintained at all times\.



+ Responsible for maintaining a sterile environment\. Ensures standard infection control precautions are observed\.



+ Responsible for obtaining pre\-procedural consent forms and other related documentation\. Educates patients regarding administration of medications, as well as pre\- or post\-operative procedural instructions as directed by the provider\.



+ Performs basic diagnostic tests, including but not limited to, Auto Refraction, Lensometry, Visual Field Testing, OCTs \(Ocular Coherence Tomography\) and Applanation Tonometry\.



+ Accompanies the provider into the exam room, updates or collects patient history and inputs patient data into the practice management system\. Explains procedure to be performed to patient prior to procedure and answers any questions throughout\.



+ Assists with minor surgical procedures and/or injection preparations\.



+ Maintains inventory of supplies, equipment and/or reagents\. May order supplies/equipment/reagents as authorized or ensure that needs are escalated appropriately\. Receives supply orders and confirms accuracy of delivery\. May assist with cost control\.



+ Ensures that facilities and equipment are in optimal and proper working condition\. Coordinates preventative maintenance and repairs as needed\. May perform minor repairs if qualified and as needed\. May advise on upgrades for performance enhancements\.



+ Answers phones, responds to inquiries and triages calls to appropriate personnel\.







Education







+ High school diploma or GED







Experience







Approximately 1 year of ophthalmic experienceGraduation from a formal training program can be substituted for experience







Knowledge, Skills and Abilities







+ Demonstrated familiarity with ophthalmic terminology\.







Licenses and Certifications







Working Conditions/Physical Demands







Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world\. Our doctors and scientists\-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization\-are engaged in world\-class clinical care and cutting\-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies\. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U\.S\. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey\. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork\-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork\-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork\-Presbyterian/Queens\. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients \- the center of everything we do\. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer\.
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