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Certified Opthalmic Technician

Location: Downey, CA Job Number: 887917 Date posted: 08/05/2020

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Certified Ophthalmic Technicians are health professionals who perform ophthalmic patient care, technical and supportive services under general supervision in a medical office or clinical setting. The Certified Ophthalmic Technician supports the philosophy and complies with the protocols, policies and procedures of the Organization and the assigned Medical Office Department.

Essential Functions:
- Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.
- Perform diagnostic testing and examination as follows: retinoscopy, refractometry, visual fields, goldmann applination, color vision screen, keratometry, contact lens fitting, slitlamp examination, amsler grid and worth four dot test.
- Conduct diabetic ophthalmic clinic which includes: visual acuity, intraocular pressure measurement, diabetic retinopathy detection, education, treatment and follow up, provide tracking of diabetic retinopathy patients, and maintain diabetic inreach program.
- Provide planquenil screening clinic which includes: visual acuity, intraocular pressure, visual field, color vision screen, education, treatment and follow up.
- Assist with minor surgery in the medical office.
- Provide care and education to ophthalmic patients by reviewing patient condition and developing a treatment process.
- Establish and maintain courteous, co-operative relations when interacting with other personnel, health plan members and the public.
- Accurately document patient information, test results, etc., following established guidelines for documentation and reporting.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
- Principle Job Duties and Skills: Ordering all office and clinic supplies, including medications and surgical instruments.
- Maintenance and some repair of all clinic equipment. Organization of clinic with MOAs and physicians.
- Performance of all diagnostic testing including retinoscopy, refractions, visual fields, Goldmann application, color vision test, A-Scan Biometry and Keratometry.
- Counsel patients in Ophthalmic education.
- Pre-op all cataract patients and measure for intraocular lens for surgery.
- Run ophthalmic diabetic clinic which includes vision, intraocular pressures, fundus photos with Mydratic Digital Camera.
- Educate patients on Diabetic Retinopahty including early detection and treatments.
- Keep database of all patients and continue to do all internal outreach to make sure all newly diagnosed diabetics get eye screening.
- Contact patients with results of eye screen.
- Run Paquenil screen clinic which includes vision, intraocular pressure, visual field, color vision test, fundus photography, patient education, and contact patient with results of Plaquenil eye screen.
- Post-operative patient call backs.
- Assist at front desk as needed for booking appointments and discharging patients.
- Set up and assist physician in minor surgeries performed in office.
- Contact lens fitting.
- Scrub Tech in Sutrabismus and Cataract Surgery.
- Perform clinic work up of patients for physician including vision, intraocular pressure, slitlamp exam, other testing as needed per patient symptoms i.e. Amsler Grid, Worth 4 dot test, etc.
- Co-worker education re: ophthalmology.
- Assist MOAs as needed by performing any functions of a Medical Office Assistant.
- Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed.

Pay Grade: UG

Basic Qualifications:
- Two (2) years recent Certified Ophthalmic Technician experience required.
- High school diploma or equivalent work experience required.
License, Certification, Registration
- California Certified Ophalmologic Technician certificate required.
Additional Requirements:
- Obtain continuing education units to maintain current certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Certified Retinal Angiographer preferred.
- Ability to perform A-scans preferred.


- Fast paced department that treats all lifestages. 

- This is a variable position, start times may vary within the specific shift.

- Will include working every Saturday.

Primary Location: California,Downey,Orchard Medical Offices Building B 9449 Imperial H Scheduled Weekly Hours: 20 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: 10:30 AM Working Hours End: 7:00 PM Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: United Healthcare Workers - West Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Ophthalmology Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

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 and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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