Kaiser Permanente Certified Ophthalmic Technician in Lafayette, Colorado
Under direct supervision of Nursing Supervisor & guidance of physician or Optometrist, performs a wide variety of eye care duties to assist the medical providers in the examination & treatment of eye disorders, using knowledge of advanced ophthalmic techniques & procedures. Makes members/patients & their needs a primary focus of one's actions; develops & sustains productive member/patient relationships. Actively seeks information to understand member/patient circumstances, problems, expectations, & needs. Builds rapport & cooperative relationship w/ members/patients. Considers how actions or plans will affect members; responds quickly to meet member/patient needs & resolves problems.
Essential Functions: - Prepares examination & treatment rooms for use by medical providers by cleaning, stocking & arranging supplies. - Reviews appointment schedule to determine patient visit orders; greets & escorts patient to examination or treatment room; & instructs or assists patient in preparation for scheduled procedure. Interviews patient to obtain ocular history, family history, systemic illness, allergies & medications. - Performs basic & routine vision screening examinations as directed, recording data on standard format for interpretation by medical provider. This includes Visual acuity - cc & sc glasses/ distance & near; Steropsis; Color testing; Tonometry - NCT/Application; & Lensometry. - Performs other technical skills as directed by physician which will include Keratometry (manual or automatic); Retinoscopy; Refractometry (manual or automatic); Potential acuity meter; visual field; Photography (fundus, anterior segment & external); Ultrasound (axial length measurements); & the removal, cleaning & insertion of contact lenses. - Scribes pertinent medical findings, assessment & plan, as dictated by eye care provider. - Assists medical providers during minor surgical & laser (Argon, Yag) procedures by setting up necessary equipment (lenses, goniosol, drops); attending to patient during procedure; & providing appropriate supplies & instruments as directed, while strictly adhering to sterile technique. - Cleans, packages & sterilizes reusable supplies & instruments as needed, using an autoclave or germicidal solution. Cleans & maintains ophthalmic instruments (slit lamp, ophthalmoscopes, lenses, etc.). - Sorts, labels & files photographic slides. - Performs routine clerical & reception duties as directed, such as ordering supplies, filing progress sheets, completing patient visit records, maintaining departmental logs, answering phones, taking messages, checking in patients & using the on-line computer system appropriately. - Administers eye medications (drops) as ordered by physician. - Performs other duties as assigned, such as assisting in orienting & training new employees, transporting equipment & patients, stocking shelves & taking inventories. - In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors & principles defined by the KP Service Quality Credo, the KP Mission as well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives. Also accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to purchasers, contracted providers and vendors.
Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: Experience - N/A Education - High School Diploma or equivalent. License, Certification, Registration - Certified as an Ophthalmic Technician. National Provider Identifier (NPI) and Toxonomy code required at time of hire.
Additional Requirements: - Demonstrated customer service skills, customer focus abilities and the ability to understand Kaiser Permanente customer needs.
Preferred Qualifications: - Position prefers six (6) months to one (1) year of previous work experience as an Ophthalmic Technician.
COMPANY Kaiser PermanenteTITLE Certified Ophthalmic TechnicianLOCATION Lafayette, COREQNUMBER 630031
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.