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Tufts Medicine Ophthalmic Technician I in Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Profile Summary

​This role focuses on providing medical and clinical support services to patients. In addition, this role focuses on performing the following Ophthalmology duties: Performs, prescribes, and analyzes results for the treatment of illnesses, diseases, injuries, and conditions that are related to the eye. Tasks include vision assessments, eye surgeries and advanced forms of eye disease in patients with significant systemic illness. A clinical technologist role that has specialized knowledge or skills gained through a combination of vocational education, training, and experience. This role will be most commonly applied to patient care and/or scientific/laboratory jobs. An entry-level role typically requiring little to no prior knowledge or experience and requiring vocational or technical education. Work is routine or follows standard procedures, is closely supervised, and communicates information that requires little explanation or interpretation.

Hours: 40 hours weekly, Monday-Friday 730am-4pm

Location: New England Eye Center, Boston MA.

Minimum Qualifications :

  1. High school diploma or equivalent.

  2. One (1) year of experience in healthcare related setting.

  3. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification OR Obtain within three (3) months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications :

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

2.Completion of ophthalmic, optometric, or medical assistant training program and/or AAO Home Study Course.

  1. Previous experience in an ophthalmic practice.

  2. Experience with computers scheduling systems.

Duties and Responsibilities : The duties and responsibilities listed below are intended to describe the general nature of work and are not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

  1. Obtains patient physical history to include chief complaint, reason for visit, current medications, allergies, past and current ocular and medical history.

  2. Performs various screening and tasks as ordered by the physician including, but not limited to visual acuity, lensometry, refraction, keratometry, pupil evaluation, measurement of eye pressure, drop instillation, etc.

  3. Performs and assist with various diagnostic tests and ocular imaging as determined necessary through patient assessment such as Optical Coherence tomography (OCT), Topography, Visual Fields, IOL Master, etc.

  4. Prepares patient consent forms and assists physician with in office procedures as needed.

  5. Sets up exam rooms by ensuring that they are clean, organized, stocked with necessary medications, supplies, instruments, forms, and patient education materials.

  6. Ensures proper cleaning and disinfection of instruments and supplies per hospital and manufacturer recommendations, assists with calibration and maintenance of equipment.

  7. Facilitates clinic flow and scribing components of the exam into the Electronic Health Record.

  8. Complies with all local, state and federal regulations and laws governing the performance of this position within the Ophthalmology department.

Tufts Medicine benefit package Includes:

  • Competitive salaries & benefits

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits that start on day one

  • 403(b) retirement plans with company match

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Guaranteed hours and set schedules

  • Professional Growth opportunities

  • NO late nights!

Pay rates shown are estimated by and do not reflect the actual rates of Tufts Medicine. A Tufts Medicine Recruiter will work with every individual applicant personally to review their experience and work history, expedite interviews with Hiring Managers, and calculate fair and equitable wages. Apply today and start the process for your next exciting career opportunity!

Tufts Medicine is a leading integrated health system bringing together the best of academic and community healthcare to deliver exceptional, connected and accessible care experiences to consumers across Massachusetts. Comprised of Tufts Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Care at Home - an expansive home care network, and large integrated physician network. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at Tufts Medicine. Tufts Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation by emailing us at careers@tuftsmedicine.org .

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