Ophthalmic Technician (Adult and Pediatrics)

Fairfax County, VA
May 04, 2021
May 05, 2021
Nursing, Pediatrics

Preparing for a Career Break

Position Overview: We are a busy 15-provider multidisciplinary ophthalmology practice with three office locations in Northern Virginia (Falls Church, Fairfax, and Alexandria). We are seeking to add a new ophthalmic technician to our team. The Ophthalmic Technician is an allied health professional who works closely with our physicians to perform day-to-day clinical activities. The Ophthalmic Technician is primarily responsible for triaging, taking accurate histories, assisting with prepping for in-office procedures, and handling incoming clinical requests from patients, pharmacies, and other providers.

Common Job Duties:

* Complete and submit Prior Authorization requests in a timely manner
* Complete appointment follow-up items, such as prescription refills, e-prescribing requests, etc..., as requested by our physicians
* Conduct special studies testing for patients as needed, including visual fields, OCTs, fundus photos, etc.
* Ensure exam rooms are properly stocked with supplies and patient forms
* Handle prescription requests from pharmacies and patients in a timely manner
* Perform refractions
* Prepare patients for examination by performing dilation, special testing, etc...
* Prepare rooms for minor procedures and assist physicians with those procedures, as requested
* Process medical record release requests
* Record thorough medical histories, including medication and allergy histories
* Record thorough complaint lists
* Respond to patient inquiries from phone calls, messages, and/or our Patient Portal in a timely manner
* Triage complex patient calls or in-person visits regarding eye problems
* Other duties, as assigned

Additional Optometric-Specific Duties

* Submit patient contact lens orders to vendors
* Verify patient contact lens orders against chart notes
* Other duties, as assigned

Additional Pediatric-Specific Duties

* Monitor and track all Retinopathy of Prematurity office visits
* Other duties, as assigned

Technical and Other Qualifications

* At least one year of experience working as an Ophthalmic Technician
* At least one year of experience with refractometry
* Have reliable transportation
* Be willing to travel to multiple office locations throughout a given day / week
* Ability to multi-task
* Ability to prioritize workload
* Ability to work at a moderate-to-fast pace
* Attention to detail
* Familiarity with Electronic Health Records software
* Familiarity with Practice Management software
* Great organization skills

For more information about our Practice, please visit our website at http://www.nvoaeyes.com.