Ophthalmic Technician Trainee
This is a paid-training program for one who desires to become an Ophthalmic Technician. You will participate in a 12-week hands-on training program (M-F, 1st shift). The first 6 weeks of training will be in a small group setting, learning the basics of ophthalmology and patient care. In the last 6-8 weeks of training, you will be placed in a Technician float pool which provides exposure to various subspecialties and locations. After completion of the training program and float period, you will be placed in an agreed-upon clinic.
The ideal candidate has at least 1 year of customer service or medical office experience. This person should also be compassionate, highly motivated, able to multitask, detail-oriented, comfortable working on a computer, and a team player.
1945 CEI Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45242
*Traveling to CEI satellites is required during training.
Education and Experience
- High School Diploma or GED equivalent
- At least 1 year customer service or medical office experience
- Proficient computer skills required
Essential Skills and Knowledge
- Demonstrates quality patient service during interactions with patients, coworkers, and vendors.
- Obtain an accurate patient history through patient interview and document in EHR.
- Prepare patients for physician’s exam. Perform tests based on the specific reasons for the visit and physician’s preference:
- Visual Acuity Assessments, Pinhole Testing, Lensometry, Amsler Grid and/or Schirmer Testing, Pupils Assessment (Transillumination), Tonopen Tonometry or Applanation, Anterior Chamber Depth, Motility, Confrontation Visual Fields, Dilation and/or Corneal Anesthetic
- Responsible for lane maintenance, routine instrument maintenance and calibration, disinfect and stock exam rooms, comply with CEI and Pharmacy Board drop inventory guidelines, and log documentation
- General medical knowledge including understanding of CPR, basic anatomy and physiology, systemic disease, ocular disease, ocular emergencies, sterile technique.
- Additional duties may include:
- Surgical assisting with minor outpatient procedures, basic slit lamp examinations, corneal topography, measuring axial length with Iolmaster or A-Scan, keratometry, refractometry, act as physician’s scribe, identify +APD, perform and record color vision testing, and other duties as assigned.
- Must complete AAO home study course.
- Must obtain COA certification within 18 months of hire.
We Proudly Offer:
- Continuing Education Credits (JCAHPO)
- Holidays & Paid Time Off
- Extended Illness Bank
- Bereavement Leave
- Superior Benefits Package:
- Medical, Dental, Vision
- Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
- Employee Assistance Program
Requires High School dipolma or equivalen, as well as 1 year of customer service or medical office experience. Reliable transportation to get to and from work and/or satellite offices is also required.
How to Apply