Ophthalmic Technician II (CERTIFIED) - Ophthalmology
GWU Medical Faculty Associates

Washington, District of Columbia

Position Summary
To perform the ophthalmic measurement tests. Assist physicians in diagnostic, therapeutic and corrective procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Qualifications of Intern Technician (as state above)
  • Perform Humphrey visual field(HVF) and Goldmann visual fields(GVF)
  • Knowledge of ophthalmic terminology
  • Perform tonometry, visual acuity, pachymetry and lensometry
  • Take patient medical and ocular history
  • Perform keratometry, color vision testing and stereo testing
  • Information of contact lens insertion and removal(teaching the patient)
  • Apply eye drops and knowledge of ophthalmic medication
  • Basic knowledge of refraction and ability to measure glasses for patient
  • Basic knowledge of ophthalmic instruments for minor procedures
  • Prepare minor procedure setup, consent patient for procedure
  • Autorefraction and autokeratometry
  • Learn how to administer and interpret an Amsler Grid test
  • Expert knowledge of Refraction and Retinoscopy
  • Perform Fundus photos, OCT, HRT, IV Florescein Angiogram
  • Knowledge of IOL Master Calibration
  • Perform corneal topography
  • Operates, calibrates and maintains ophthalmic instruments and equipment
  • Make independent decisions based on different patient cases
  • Qualify for clinical study certification
  • All technicians will be involved in learning and teaching in the department.

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. A minimum COA is required or must obtain COA (Certified Ophthalmic Assistant) certificate within one year of hire.

High school diploma, or an equivalent combination of training and experience is

Prior experience as an ophthalmic tech necessary. Good knowledge of medical, surgical and Ophthalmology basics.


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