OPHTHALMIC TECHNICIAN - Duke Eye Center Procedural Clinic - Day Shifts - Durham
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 179191
Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.
Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Duke University Health System - Duke Eye Center Procedural Clinic seeks to hire Ophthalmic Technician who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together.
The Duke Eye Center Labs procedural clinic is located in the Duke Eye Center Hudson Building 2351 Erwin Road, Durham, North Carolina 27710 and supports Duke Providers as they perform intravitreal injections and/or laser photocoagulation for patients with retinal disease. Outfitted with state-of-the-art technology and equipment, and the latest medications and intraocular implants. World-class Duke Ophthalmologists treat patients for diseases including diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, inherited retinal degenerations, and vascular occlusions.
This position is part of a team of ophthalmic personnel skilled in assisting Duke Eye Center providers and other technical support colleagues primarily by preparing patients for intraocular injections. High level disinfection (HLD) of instruments, retrieving of special prepared medications from Duke pharmacy, and retrieving/stocking of supplies are some of the secondary job tasks of this position.
No weekends, holidays, or call.
Perform preliminary screening examinations for physician review including, but not limited to, ocular motility tests; tonometry tests to determine intraocular pressure and pupil testing for size, equality and reaction prior to dilation.
Assisting the medical and nursing staff during examination and procedures.
Disposing of contaminated supplies, instrument processing, high level disinfection and sterilization of medical instruments
Preparing patients for intraocular eye injections by instilling eye drops and preparing medication for administration
Assisting the physician with documentation and assuring the patient and family members are instructed on post procedure care and making appointments
Direct the flow of patients examined by an Eye Center physician; obtain medical and personal data for patient charts; screen patients for conditions, alleviate patient and family concerns by explaining procedures and method of treatment.
Sterilize and set up instruments for ophthalmic procedures, intraocular injections, and laser treatments.
Assist the physician in the preparation of routine microbiological specimens and in various research studies. Perform other related duties.
The position requires completion of Ophthalmic Technician training and certification as a certified Ophthalmic Technician by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO).
One of the below certifications preferred:
Certified ophthalmic technician (COT)
Certified ophthalmic assistant (COA)
Certified ophthalmic medical technician (COMT)
And must have Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR Certification
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Able to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively
Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships
Able to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others
Able to record activities, document assessments, plan of care, interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient status
Able to use computer and learn new software programs
Able to withstand prolonged standing and walking
Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions
None required, above education/training requirement or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.
Experience in preparing patients for intraocular injections is a Plus.
Experience in high level disinfection is a Plus.
Knowledge of Epic EHR is a Plus.
WE INVITE YOU TO APPLY IF:
You are compassionate, have top notch interpersonal skills and deliver exceptional care when assisting patients.
You thrive in a fast-paced environment, enjoy collaboration and are excited to be an integral member of a healthcare team.
You are detail oriented, conscientious, and take pride in ensuring accuracy in your work.
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