Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT)
Location: New Orleans , LA
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform ophthalmic services at the clinical level of a certified ophthalmic technician. Perform technical ophthalmologic duties including examining and special testing patients in various ophthalmic sub-specialty clinics. Working closely with staff physicians by giving medical and administrative support in providing for patients with vision and eye-related disorders. Assist in the OMT education program.
Directly perform patient examinations including retinoscopy. A & B ultrasonography. Automated and non-automated visual field testing. Junior technician supervision and training. Administrative support activities in the clinic. Teaching OMT students in the clinic and in lectures as part of the LSU Allied Health Program.
Applicant must have a general educational background equivalent to a high school diploma or GED. Must have minimum certification at the ophthalmic technician level and/or a BS degree in ophthalmic technology.
Three years of ophthalmic field experience preferred Any college level degrees or training would be a plus.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. The ability to write routine reports and/or correspondence. Ability to speak effectively to patients, employees, and medical staff.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
Ability to apply common sense understanding and to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. The ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized clinic situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) required.
75% of the time will be spent on your feet walking in clinic escorting, observing, testing and assisting patients. 20% of the time you will have the opportunity to sit and do administrative/medical record functions, and 5% of the time may be spent handling and/or moving equipment and/or patients.
The work environment will be a high patient volume ophthalmic medical clinic in a modern high rise building. The building is a non-smoking facility. Professional dress and behavior codes are in effect.