As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Nemours is seeking a part-time Ophthalmic Technician, to join our Ophthalmology team in Deptford, NJ.
The Ophthalmic Technician assists and works under the direct supervision of the Ophthalmologist. The responsibilities require performance of a preliminary examination on all patients, which can include but is not limited to, a complete medical and ocular history, lensometry, stereopsis, color testing, visual acuity, tonopen, slit lamp exam, applanation tonometry, visual fields, pupil dilation, fundus , photography, and OCT’s. This part-time position could become full-time with rotation to our offices in Delaware, Philadelphia and Bryn Mawr, PA.
Successfully navigate and properly document the requisite patient information into the EPIC- Electronic Medical Record
Complete a preliminary ocular exam which includes a medical and ocular history, visual acuities, color vision, lensometry, cover tests, motility tests, stereopsis tests, external examination, pupil evaluation, slit lamp biomicroscopy, intraocular pressures, refractometry, patching instructions, and contact lens instructions
Perform additional Ophthalmic Technician responsibilities, i.e. Humphrey Visual Field testing, OIS, fundus photography, OCT, and pachymetry, if applicable
Administer ophthalmic medications in accordance with approved divisional clinical pathway and confirmed skill competency
Maintain a par level of supplies, medications, and patient educational materials in exam rooms. Ensure that all ophthalmic equipment is in working order at the beginning of each day, as wekk as throughout the entirety of each patient care day
Work collaboratively with physicians and supervisor to facilitate patient flow and maintain efficiency
Participate in the orientation and training of other associates as assigned by manager
Work collaboratively with peers at all times to ensure that the highest level of service is offered to patients and families at all times
Possess and utilize excellent written and verbal communication skills
Perform all responsibilities in accordance with Nemours standard business practices, policies and operating procedures.
High School Diploma
Two years of satisfactory, full-time work experience under ophthalmologic or optometric supervision; or graduation from an accredited program for Ophthalmic Technicians plus one year work experience
JCAHPO certification at either the COA, COT, or COMT level preferred
Will provide on the job training if the applicant has experience in various capacities within the medical field. If trained, it is expected that the applicant sit for JCAT basic home study course within 3-9 months of employment; and test for COA Certification within 12 months of hire date.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Internal Number: 30022
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.