Ophthalmic Technician II
at The GW Medical Faculty Associates

Date Posted: 8/19/2019

Job Description

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
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.

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.

Supervision Received:
Supervision is received daily from the Supervisor, Ophthalmic Technician III or physician; work results are reviewed daily.

Supervision Exercised:

Typical Physical Demands;
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Frequent mobility and/or sitting required for extended periods of time. Requires manual dexterity to operate computer keyboard, calculator, copier machine, and other equipment.

Typical Mental Demands:
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to communicate providing verbal feedback in a professional manner. Must be able to follow and understand instructions, and react favorably in all work situations. Must have strong interpersonal skills and be mentally adaptable and flexible in dealing with a variety of people at various levels within and outside the MFA.

Working Conditions:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Works in a clinic setting.

It is now a requirement for anyone in this position, because of its direct patient contact, to have the Hepatitis B Vaccine documentation or signed declination, PPD baseline and annual surveillance (+PPD requires annual symptom review sheet, +/-CXR), respiratory fit testing (saccharine whiff), MMR vaccine series or documentation, and varicella antibody titer or documentation. You must contact Employee Health Services within 5 days from the date of your new hire orientation session. Documentation from your primary physician will be acceptable. Failure to comply may lead to disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Welcome to The GW Medical Faculty Associates

We are the largest multi-specialty physician practice in the Washington, DC area. When you choose to work for us, you choose to help improve people's health care experience on a daily basis. We seek qualified professionals, from all backgrounds and disciplines, to join our family of physicians and staff. Come join our exciting team as we reshape trends through our innovations and commitment to providing excellent healthcare.

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