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Careers at AdvantageCare Physicians: At AdvantageCare Physicians, our providers and care teams reflect our commitment to population health. Improving the health of our patients is our goal; keeping our patients healthy is our commitment. Using our state-of-the-art electronic medical record (EMR) system, our providers, care teams, and practice administration staff work together to deliver high-quality, comprehensive and convenient care to our patients.

Ophthalmic Technician - Harlem

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Patient Services
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AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY) is one of the largest primary and specialty care practices in New York. With 38 medical offices in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and on Long Island, ACPNY aspires to be a home for health for the patients it cares for and the communities it serves. This vision is accomplished through a whole-you care approach that recognizes for each patient the physical, mental, and lifestyle factors that impact their health. The values that drive ACPNY include a commitment to diversity, an unyielding desire to deliver high-quality care, and community-driven collaboration. By integrating these behaviors into our day-to-day operations, ACPNY strives to always create healthier futures for its patients.  

 

 

The Ophthalmic Technician will assist the physician with daily patient care, communication, and workflow. Specifics tasks include but are not limited to taking patient histories, administering tests, scribing, and performing a variety of clinical and patient services.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Obtains patient history and charts procedures in the electronic medical records.

  • Performs and records visual acuities, color vision, stereopsis test, auto refractometer readings, blood pressure as directed by ophthalmologist.

  • Orders new/replacement lenses based on prescription.

  • Handles patient questions during visits and via phone, providing advice and resolving problems in consultation with ophthalmologist.

  • Maintains, calibrates, cleans, and sterilizes ophthalmic instruments and equipment as indicated.

  • Assists physicians in performing in-office ophthalmic procedures.

  • Transcribes physician's dictation into patient electronic medical record, as directed by the physician, according to local, state and federal guidelines.

  • Monitors inventory of supplies and restocks as necessary.

  • Ensures medication and treatment items are not expired.

  • Educates patients on ocular conditions and ocular care.

  • Performs other job-related duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED required

  • Formal ophthalmic training preferred

  • Some college coursework, preferably including basic anatomy and medical terminology courses preferred

  • Current Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) certification as COA, COT, or CMOT. (Required within 12 months of hire) preferred

  • One to two years’ experience in an eye care environment required

  • Prior experience with ophthalmic testing and scribing required

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, customer service, organization ability, time management and the ability to effectively prioritize work required

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks with strong attention to detail and documentation required

  • Proficiency with computer use, especially an electronic medical record required

  • Knowledge of medical terminology, particularly related to ophthalmology required

  • Prior experience in a fast-paced, high customer volume work environment preferred

EEOC Statement

We are committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our workforce to create opportunities for our people and our business. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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