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Certified Ophthalmic Tech - Full Time, Visual Services, Dedham at Atrius Health

Posted in Health Care 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full Time
Location: Dedham, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Atrius Health is a nonprofit healthcare leader delivering a system of connected care that enables us to know our patients better so that we can serve them well. Across 32 clinical locations, more than 50 specialties and 825 physicians, we provide proactive, customized care to more than 720,000 adult and pediatric patients across eastern Massachusetts.
The Atrius Health practices including Dedham Medical Associates, Granite Medical Group, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and PMG Physician Associates - together with VNA Care - work in collaboration with hospital partners, community specialists and skilled nursing facilities, to develop innovative and effective ways of delivering care in the most appropriate setting, making it easier for patients to be healthy.
We believe that by establishing a solid foundation of knowledge, understanding and trust with each of our patients, we enrich their health and enhance their lives. The experienced Ophthalmic Assistant performs duties of a clinical assistant/technician specializing in anatomy, function and diseases of the eye. Facilitates patient care by performing the preliminary work up of the patient, including obtaining all past medical records and performing preliminary eye function testing needed for the clinician to diagnose and treat eye conditions. Applies eye dressings. Under the direction of the physician, may administer eye medications and maintain optical and surgical instruments. Is educated in sterile technique and may assist the ophthalmologist in surgery. May provide functional leadership to the other assistants, develop clinical protocols with input from others, and provide training as needed. Technicians who also have NCLE certification will instruct patients how to insert, remove, and take care of their contact lenses.Education: High school degree (or equivalent education, training or experience) required. Certification as an Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) preferred. Skills and Experience: Skills and experience typically acquired through 2-3 years of experience with COA or 1-2 years of experience with COT working in an ophthalmic/optometric practice setting and knowledge of basic visual testing and certification required. Must have basic proficiency in diagnostic and treatment procedures, including lasers, intraocular injections, and ophthalmic surgery. Should have general medical knowledge and be proficient in history taking. Must be able to accurately perform and record basic workup techniques including visual acuity, Goldmann applanation tonometry, pachymetry, evaluation of angles in the slit lamp, pupillary assessment, EOM's CVF, auto and manual Lensometry, brightness acuity test, auto refraction, auto Keratometry, etc. Often will also be expected to be or become proficient in some or all of the following diagnostic procedures: A-scan Biometry (Immersion and IOL Master), Optic Nerve and Macula OCT's , Humphrey visual field, Tangent screen visual field, Topography, Fundus photography. Must demonstrate ability to provide situational leadership, organizational skills, excellent communication, and first-rate customer service skills.Our Commitment:Atrius Health is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity. All patients, employees, applicants, and other constituents of Atrius Health will be treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, veteran status, marital/domestic partner status, parental status, sexual orientation and gender identity and/or expression, or other dimensions of diversity.Benefits Include:* Up to 8% company retirement contribution,* Generous Paid Time Off * 10 paid holidays,* Paid professional development,* Generous health and welfare benefit package.
Atrius Health is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promoting or any other employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, military service or application for military service, veteran or disability status.
Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA);Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO); and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).
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