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Hackensack Meridian Health Neurology Ophthalmic Technician- Neurology- Physician Practice in Paramus, New Jersey

Overview

Our team members are the heart of what makes us better.

At Hackensack Meridian Health we help our patients live better, healthier lives — and we help one another to succeed. With a culture rooted in connection and collaboration, our employees are team members. Here, competitive benefits are just the beginning. It’s also about how we support one another and how we show up for our community.

Together, we keep getting better - advancing our mission to transform healthcare and serve as a leader of positive change.

The Neurology Ophthalmic Technician performs a range of duties which includes preparing the patient to see Attending Physician (preliminary exam, medical history, & testing), preparation of examination and treatment rooms, performing basic and routine vision screening examinations, administering eye medications, cleaning and maintaining ophthalmic instruments and assisting physicians during minor surgical and laser procedures.

Responsibilities

A day in the life of a Neurology Ophthalmic Technician at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

  • Provides primary ophthalmic care to patients and acts as clinical assistant to physician.

  • Performs complete ophthalmic history and preliminary exams, sub-specialty tests (refraction, VF test, A-Scan Biometry (IOL master), Pachymetry, PAM evaluation, color testing, and contact lens evaluation).

  • Verifies patient information by interviewing patients, recording medical history, and confirming purpose of visit.

  • Accurately records all information in the EMR system according to established standards and physician requirements.

  • Checks the condition of patients' eyes by observing pupils, muscle, visual acuity, extraocular movements, and blood pressure (if requested by Physician).

  • Prepares patients for ophthalmology examination by dilating pupils, changes in visual acuity, elevated extraocular pressure, or blood pressure and communicating results to Attending Physician.

  • Secures patient information and maintains patient confidence by completing and safeguarding medical records, completing diagnostic and procedure coding, and keeping patient information confidential.

  • Counsels patients by transmitting physician's orders, use of drops, contact lenses, drugs, and answer questions about surgery and specialty imagining required/ordered.

  • Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by establishing and following standards and procedures along with complying with legal regulations.

  • Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns, maintaining supplies, performing preventive maintenance, and promptly reporting equipment issues.

  • Process prescription refill requests.

  • Performs set standard number of patient work-ups based on established times while maintaining quality of customer service.

  • Maintains stock in the exam room in accordance with standard inventory and Physician preferences.

  • Maintains minor OR stock and all sterilization of instruments.

  • Sets up and prep for minor OR procedures to include setting sterile trays and maintaining sterile fields.

  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned.

  • Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior

Qualifications

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • High school diploma or GED required.

  • Minimum of 1 year of relevant experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and Experience.

  • Strong knowledge of medical office procedures.

  • Proficient in computers and relevant software applications and practice management technology.

  • Knowledge of customer service principles and practices.

  • Possession of strong problem solving skills and sound judgment.

  • Ability to achieve team goals while demonstrating organizational values and utilizing resources responsibly.

  • Ability to be proactive and take initiative.

  • Possession of strong organizational skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication, as well as, exceptional interpersonal communication skills.

  • Ability to collaborate across departments and build effective relationships with internal and external customers to achieve goals.

  • Exhibit a high level of quality through attention to detail and monitoring of work.

  • Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as to accept direction on given assignments.

  • Deals with confidential information and/or issues using discretion and judgment.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficient computer skills that may include but are not limited to Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite platforms.

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  • Prior Ophthalmic Technician experience in a private medical office.

  • Customer service.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • AHA Basic Health Care Life Support HCP Certification.

If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

Job ID 2024-148416

Department FROM HWC Dept of Neurology

Site HMH Physician Services, Inc.

Job Location US-NJ-Paramus

Position Type Full Time with Benefits

Standard Hours Per Week 40

Shift Day

Shift Hours 8:30 a.m- 5 p.m

Weekend Work No Weekends Required

On Call Work No On-Call Required

Holiday Work No Holidays Required

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