Ophthalmic Technician II
Employment Type: Full-Time
For nearly 50 years, Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) has provided affordable, high-quality health care and supportive services to all San Diegans. With more than 1,800 employees spread throughout 40 sites around the county, FHCSD is proud of the diversity of its staff as a reflection of the communities it serves.
The reward of working at FHCSD is more than a paycheck and excellent benefits; it is the impact and contribution to the San Diego community that employees value most. If you are passionate about improving the overall health and livelihood of your community, FHCSD is looking for people like you.
Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) is looking for an Ophthalmic Technician II to perform technical and clerical procedures to assist the Optometrist and Ophthalmologist with patient care in a friendly, caring, and professional manner. This position will perform advanced patient care tasks, maintains vision clinic inventory, and orders supplies from vendors.
* Answers phones and greets patients in a pleasant and professional manner. Calls patients when orders arrive. Schedules follow-up appointments and ophthalmologist procedures. Contact pharmacy to call in prescriptions.
* Assists patients with frame and lenses selection. Fills out lab order forms and verifies lab orders and prescriptions (can perform manual and automated lensometry). Obtains base curve measurement of spectacle lenses. Dispenses, adjusts, and repairs eyeglasses. Dispenses contact lenses & trains patients on contact lens insertion, removal, and care of lenses.
* Closes patient encounters, provides health education that is specific to vision and ocular health.
* Completes documentation and patient history for patient visits. Performs case history, Visual Acuity, neutralizes patient's glasses before the examination, performs Autorefractometer, ancillary testing (Amslers grid, blood pressure, etc.). Completes all visual field testing (FDT & automated fields). Performs Pachymetry, fundus and anterior segment photography (25 & 50-degree view), and Corneal Topography.
* Maintains Vision Clinic supplies and inventory, including ordering contact lenses, frames, and ordering consumable supplies. Maintains eyewash station, drug and contact lenses solutions inventory, and monitors expiration dates.
* Performs eye drop installation as required.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
* Responsible for maintaining and preparing Vision Clinic and equipment, including items instrument sterilization, opening clinic (turn on lights and frame warmer, uncovers instruments, removes topical anesthetic from the refrigerator and places with the other ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, photocopies the daily schedule and places copy in the exam room) and closing clinic (prepares exam room and equipment for next day appointments).
* At least 2 years of experience as an Ophthalmic Technician is required.
* Graduation from a course for Optometry Technician or completion of internal training and competencies required.
* High school diploma or GED Equivalent.
* Or equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the skills, knowledge, and ability to perform the essential job duties, and which meets any required state or federal certification requirements.
* Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR (BLS), or Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, or Advance Resuscitation Training required.
* Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
* Job type: Regular Full Time
* Competitive Salary with Excellent Benefits
* Retirement Plan with Employer Match
* Paid Time Off, Extended Sick Leave, and Paid Holidays
* Medical/Dental/Vision/FSA/Life Insurance
* Employee Discounts and Wellness Programs
FHCSD was founded by community activists working towards a common goal: caring, affordable, high-quality medical care for all. We are proud to continue this mission today as we provide accessible services to over 210,000 patients across San Diego County. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to community medicine and providing culturally competent care to the medically underserved.