Joint Base Andrews, MD 20735 US
Currently recruiting a Ophthalmology Technician to provide care to active duty military members and their families at Joint Base Andrews, MD. The Ophthalmology Technician is a full-time position, 80 hours per two weeks, schedule can vary. Full benefits, including 17 days paid vacation/sick leave and 11 paid Federal holidays.
DUTIES OF THE OPHTHALMOLOGY TECHNICIAN:
- Perform outpatient ophthalmology technician health care services required for Government beneficiaries. Assist ophthalmologist in surgery, perform ophthalmic clinical photography and fluorescence angiography, and electrophysiological and microbiological procedures. Perform ophthalmology clinic activities.
- Prepares patients and performs as special surgical assistant in all types of ophthalmic surgery particularly refractive laser surgery.
- Planning: Develops an appropriate patient-specific plan of care to include short and long term goals, objectives, and actions. Coordinates, collaborates, and obtains approval of the plan among the patient, family/caregiver, primary provider, and other members of the healthcare team.
- Administers ophthalmic drops and ointments, applies ocular dressings, performs suture removal, and obtains eye cultures.
- Performs general ophthalmic procedures in preparing preoperative and postoperative patients.
- Takes ophthalmic photographs.
- Prepares injectable ophthalmic anesthetics and antibiotics.
- Assist surgeons in performing surgical and laser procedures in the clinic and operating room as required.
- Assist provider in the examination and treatment of ophthalmology patients. This assistance includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Examine records and forms, and prepare patients for current exam and treatment. O Prepare appropriate equipment and instruments for surgery and follow-up care.
- Assist ophthalmologist by performing technical tests and records results for procedures for the ophthalmologist's analysis and interpretation.
- Assist in refractive/diagnostic procedures to include manual manifest refractions, auto-refractometry, corneal topography, pachymetry, keratometry, ocular photography, and visual fields and pupillary reflex testing and other duties as assigned. O Prepare anesthetics and antibiotics. O Apply ocular dressings.
- Assist the ophthalmologist with clinical procedures and performs as special assistant, using procedures pertaining to all types ophthalmologic surgeries.
- Prepare patients for and performs general preparation of pre-operative patients. Provide postoperative instructions as directed by the physician.
- Assist provider in contact lens cleaning, dispensing, insertion/removal, and patient instruction.
- Prepare and fit patients with special optometric devices as instructed by the provider. Instruct patients in correct care, hygiene post-procedurally.
- Order and maintain ophthalmologic medications, supplies and equipment for use by the physician.
- Perform routine checks of medications and sterile instrument packs for expiration dates.
- Maintain and perform required periodic calibration checks on surgical instruments and equipment.
- Perform user maintenance checks on specialized clinic and surgical equipment. Perform calibration checks on clinical diagnostic equipment and documents such calibration according to specification listed on equipment.
- Maintains all inventory of supplies and orders in timely manner.
- Trains and assists other ophthalmic staff as needed.
- Performs administrative and clerical duties in support of the Warfighter Eye Center. Maintains database of laser center patients and candidates. Possess basic computer skills (i.E.: typing) and be familiar with common work processing programs. Performs daily clinic functions with guidance from the refractive surgery manager and NCOIC or Chief of Ophthalmology.
- Maintain databases on all patients undergoing refractive surgery, cataract surgery, corneal collagen crosslinking, and other surgical procedures at MGMCSC. This includes data entry, data management, data analysis, quality assurance of data quality, and nomogram analysis as determined necessary by the Officer in Charge of the Warfighter Eye Center and Chief of Refractive Surgery. Data includes tracking of all pre-operative, post-operative, and intraoperative data for all patients. Data quality, accuracy, security, and integrity are top priorities of the database.
- Arranges and schedules medical appointments and determines patient eligibility for services. Utilizes CHCS/AHLTA system tools (detail codes, freezing slots, and TRICARE on-line usage) to facilitate maintenance of appointment slots, rescheduling options or cancellation processing. Creates appointment schedules and templates in patient appointment computer system. Performs surgical scheduling for the Warfighter Eye Center. Contacts patients to schedule, reschedule, and/or cancel appointments for weekly surgeries. Prepares surgical charts for patients. Organizes and contacts patient for needed information, and reviews records for completeness, accuracy, and consistency within established guidelines. Enters patient surgical profiles in Preventive Health Assessment and Individual
- Medical Readiness (PIMR).
- Primary duty location is the Warfighter Eye Center at MGMCSC. On occasion, the duty location may be expanded or changed to include other ophthalmology clinics or refractive surgery centers at other military treatment facilities within the Northeastern Markets (NEM) as the mission dictates. On occasion, the work hours of the contractor personnel may be altered as deemed necessary by the Clinic Manager or Clinic Chief.
- The contractor shall maintain patient confidentiality according to MTF standards.
- The contractor shall complete required training and develop skillsets to perform and participate in research and clinical trials. Research training shall include any mandatory requirements as defined by the research activity or clinical trial. It may include but is not limited to: Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) training, certification or training on any research equipment, and any others, as specified by the research activity or clinical trial. The Warfighter Eye Clinic will provide all required training to contract employees for participation in research activities and clinical trials. Research training and requirements shall be developed, facilitated and/or approved by the Officer in Charge of the Warfighter Eye Center.
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE OPHTHALMOLOGY TECHNICIAN:
- Degree/Education: A minimum this position requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Experience: The contractor shall possess four (4) years previous experience working as a COA in an Ophthalmology Clinic that performs refractive surgery or Refractive Surgery Clinic performing functions stated. This requirement may be waived by OIC depending on qualifications.
- Must have knowledge of ocular anatomy;ophthalmic medications;visual physiology, optics;use and maintenance of ophthalmic instruments and testing equipment;ophthalmic and medical regulations;medical terminology;optometric technology;asepsis;ocular referrals and emergency medical treatment;patient transportation;medical ethics;medical administration;surgical instruments and equipment;ophthalmic injectable medications;anesthetic solutions;and, ocular disorders.
- Board Certification: Must be in compliance with Exhibit 5 requirements for an Ophthalmology Technician.
- Licensure/Registration: The contractor shall be certified on the VISX and IFS platforms at the time of award and remain certified throughout the life of the contract.
- US Citizenship required (for access to government computer systems).
- BLS for Healthcare Providers
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS OF THE OPHTHALMOLOGY TECHNICIAN:
- Competitive starting salary
- 17 days paid vacation per year!
- 11 paid Federal holidays per year
- Health & Welfare benefit contributes toward health insurance and short- and long-term disability
- Dental & Vision plans, 401(K)
ABOUT THE ARORA GROUP:
The Arora Group is an award-winning, Joint Commission-certified nationwide healthcare services company that, for over 30 years, has provided medical care for the men and women who serve our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Our mission is to provide world-class care and give our healthcare professionals opportunities to improve their skills, learn from the best, and serve the needs of active duty service members, their families, and veterans.
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability