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Piedmont Eye Center, for over 48 years, has maintained our commitment to provide the highest quality medical and surgical eye care for our community.  This is possible through the compassion, dedication, and teamwork of our staff.  We are committed to being the area’s most comprehensive primary eye care provider while maintaining a personal approach to care for our patients. We are always accepting applications. If you are interested in joining our team, please apply using the form below and indicate what position you are applying for.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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Available Opportunities

Visual Field Contact Lens Technician

JOB TITLE:

Visual Field/Contact Lens Technician

Reports to:

Physicians, Clinical Management & Imaging Dept. Supervisor

Locations:

Lynchburg & Bedford facility 

Summary of Responsibilities
Responsible for efficiently performing daily visual field testing and contact lens training.  Position requires good understanding of visual field-testing parameters. Knowledge of contact lens insertion and removal technique and proper care and disinfection standards for all lens material used in the practice. Ability to communicate with patients, co-workers and supervisor is critical. Must be willing to help in all areas and understand the need for efficient use of time.

List of Responsibilities/Duties

  • Performs visual field testing efficiently & accurately as directed by the physician.
  • Performs contact lens insertion & removal training and instructs patient on proper care of contact lenses.
  • Schedules appropriate follow up visit as directed by the physician.
  • Prioritizing when necessary & asking for help when appropriate.
  • Notifies Imaging Dept. Supervisor when supplies are needed to operate VF machine.
  • Perform daily and weekly backup procedure on visual field machine as indicated by operations manual.
  • Immediately reports faulty equipment to Imaging Dept. Supervisor.
  • Cross training of technicians as indicated by Clinical Management & Imaging Dept. Supervisor.
  • Willingness to work alone, in a dimly lit environment, with minimal interaction with others
  • Attending required meetings.
  • Maintaining patient confidentiality.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in job assignment.
  • Takes pride and ownership in success and image of PEC, Inc.

Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • High school diploma.
  • Prior experience in a healthcare or customer service related setting preferred.
  • Capable of operating electronic medical records, Microsoft Office and other forms of computer software need in a medical practice.
  • Position is highly interactive and requires excellent attendance.
  • Ability to manage your own caseload of patients.
  • Legible handwriting and accurate spelling.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent and effective communication and organizational skills.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Must be able to stand, sit, squat, kneel, bend, walk, handling/fingering, reach above/reach outward, bend head/neck/wrist forwards/backwards – for long periods, throughout the day.
  • Must be able to push/pull/lift/carry 15lbs or less frequently throughout the day. Good vision, good hearing, sense of touch and ability to wear personal protective equipment is also required. Must be able to alternate between a dark or dimly lit work environment and bright indoor lighting throughout the day.
  • Physical ability to assist and/or lift patients that are unable to stand, walk, and sit on their own including using the lavatory and getting in/out of vehicles, waiting room chairs, exam chairs, and wheelchairs.

Job Description                                 

Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.

The American with Disabilities Act requires that responsible accommodations be made for qualified individuals to help perform the required duties and tasks of the position. Please let us know at the time you apply for the position if you will need any special accommodations.

Ophthalmic Assistant/Technician/Scribe

JOB TITLE: 

Ophthalmic Assistant/Technician/Scribe   

DEPARTMENT:

Clinical  

REPORTS TO:

Management Team

POSITION SUMMARY: 

Works directly with the patient and the ophthalmologist, accurately gathers and accurately records information. 

Performs screening and diagnostic testing and maintains efficient patient flow. Other duties may include assisting in surgery, ordering supplies, OSHA/Compliance and patient care triage.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Maintains punctual and consistent patient work up to assure patients are seen on time. Minimum of 3 patient work ups per hour
  • Efficiently and accurately interviews patients and documents histories. 
  • Demonstrates accuracy and working knowledge of eye anatomy, disease, symptoms and ocular medications. 
  • Accurately performs:
    • Lensometry
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    • Visual Acuity
    • Refractions
    • Confrontation Visual Fields
    • Evaluation of Motility 
    • Pupillary function test
    • Pachymetry
    • Angle Assessment
    • Applanation Tonometry
    • Stereo testing
    • Color Plates
    • Axial Length measurement 
    • Corneal Topography
    • Contact Lens Evaluation
  • Has a working understanding of Lenstar, Verion, Automated Visual Fields, fundus photos, OCT, and Nidek refraction system. 
  • Has basic knowledge of contact lenses. 
  • Utilizes proper eye drop technique and sterility. 
  • Understands and uses proper sterile technique. 
  • Utilizes proper universal precaution and adheres to office policies for occupational safety. 
  • Understands characteristics of common anterior segment disorders and lid conditions. 
  • Understands and communicates well to patients about common surgical procedures. 
  • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times. 
  • Understands and follows procedures for surgical and procedural consents. 
  • Displays consistent professionalism and positive rapport with fellow employees and cooperates with supervisory staff and physicians.
  • Is energetic and empathetic with patients.  
  • Understands role in the team effort and demonstrates initiative in accomplishing practice goals. 
  • Scribes readily when doctor desires and available to physicians when needed. 
  • Demonstrates flexibility in job assignment. 
  • Takes pride and ownership in success and image of PEC, Inc. 
  • Reviews physician-generated instructions with patients. 
  • Maintains job required certifications.
  • Understands and demonstrates care and maintenance of ophthalmic instruments and equipment including reporting and documenting all equipment maintenance problems.
  • Attending required meetings.

     

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Competency Statement(s) 

  • Position is highly interactive, and requires extensive patient interaction during screening processes.
  • Excellent attendance required to maintain efficient clinical processes. 
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly motivated and willing to work extra when needed.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Well-organized with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to write legibly and spell accurately.
  • Thrives in high paced environment and easily adjusts to change.
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently while maintaining accuracy.
  • Position requires patient, physician, referral source and vendor contact, and therefore individual must exhibit pleasant manners, be professional in conduct, and have the ability to listen patiently and communicate clearly. 
  • Must represent PEC standards of high productivity and appropriateness of behavior and conduct.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • High school diploma. 
  • Prior experience in a healthcare or customer service related setting preferred.
  • The ability to learn how to operate ophthalmic equipment.
  • The ability to obtain knowledge and skills in the clinic and through educational courses.
  • Adequate vision, hearing and hand eye dexterity to perform necessary clinical duties.
  • Light to dark adaption – ability to work in dimly lit work environment and to transition from dark to light throughout the day without difficulty or effect.   
  • Capable of operating electronic medical records, Microsoft Office and other forms of computer software need in a medical practice. 

Medical Scribe position.  In addition to outstanding customer service skills the position requires accuracy, thoroughness, and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.  The position also requires the ability to stand up to 70% of the work day.  Responsibilities include working directly with the physician during the patient examination, directing the physician to ensure efficient patient flow, documenting the physicians findings throughout the exam, documenting the assessment (diagnosis including status) and treatment plan for each diagnosis, documenting risks and benefits discussed between physician and patient, documenting the return visit plan, initialing the medical record, verifying the encounter form is completed with all charges, diagnosis, return visit, and physicians signature.  

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  1. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  2. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. 
  3. Well-organized with strong attention to detail.
  4. Thrives in high paced environment and easily adjusts to change.
  5. Ability to work quickly and efficiently while maintaining accuracy.
  6. Ability to stand for long periods of time throughout the day.
  7. Ability to write legibly and spell accurately.
  8. Adequate vision, hearing and hand eye dexterity to perform necessary clinical duties.
  9. Dark adaption – ability to work in dimly lit work environment and to transition from dark to light throughout the day without difficulty.   

PHYSICAL DEMANDS for Ophthalmic Assistant/Technician/Scribe   

  • Must be able to stand, sit, squat, kneel, bend, walk, handling/fingering, reach above/reach outward, bend head/neck/wrist forwards/backwards – for long periods, throughout the day.  Must be able to push/pull/lift/carry 15lbs or less frequently throughout the day. Good vision, hearing, sense of touch and ability to wear personal protective equipment is also required.

 

  • Physical ability to assist and/or lift patients that are unable to stand, walk, and sit on their own including using the lavatory and getting in/out of vehicles, waiting room chairs, exam chairs, and wheelchairs. 

 

Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.  

The American with Disabilities Act requires that responsible accommodations be made for qualified individuals to help perform the required duties and tasks of the position. Please let us know at the time you apply for the position if you will need any special accommodations.

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