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Graduate Optometric Tech Part Time

Wilmington, North Carolina

Job Type: Part Time Associate

Req # 20359

Date posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Description

About the role
See yourself starting a new career journey? As a Graduate Optometric Technician for MyEyeDr. you will be in an advanced, senior-level position responsible for Optometrists in receipt of a Doctor of Optometry degree, but not yet licensed in the state in which he/she will work. The Graduate Optometric Technician conducts all necessary patient pretesting and documents the medical history and chief complaint, including a complete screening and preparation of the patient for the doctor examination, including providing the doctor with basic interpretations of testing results and performing a variety of optometric functions for the doctor which may include anterior and posterior segment evaluation, refraction, (specialty) contact lens evaluation, and other optometric procedures deemed necessary and at the ultimate oversight of the attending, supervising optometrist. 

You Will

  • Completely prepare the patient for the doctor. Review & document the patient medical history, current chief complaint and current medications, including the ability to anticipate, ask and document necessary follow-up questions and answer high-level follow-up questions from the doctor. 
  • Conduct patient pretesting, including these procedures: visual acuities, patient history, retinal imaging, and MAS (My Annual Supply) description, color vision, binocularity/stereo testing, basic lensometry, dilation, refraction, over-refraction of contact lens, trial framing , Goldmann tonometry, pupils, confrontations, EOMs, (and identify if there is an abnormality), contact lens fit and evaluation, Rx triage (spec and contact lens). Using the following equipment: auto refractor, tonometer, fundus imaging device, visual field analyzer, optical coherence tomography, phoropter,lensometer slit lamp, BIO. , Additional possible office equipment: Adapt Dx, electroretinography (ERG), topography, pachymetry, osmolarity, InflammaDry (Rapid Pathogen Screening) iLux and Lipiflow, if the office is so equipped. 
  • Conduct certain entry-level optometric functions for the doctor, including refraction and the ability to prescribe RX for all needs, contact lens evaluation including specialty contact lens fitting, ability to administer dilating drops after reviewing angles with SLE, le to use BIO with emphasis on Posterior Segment Disease. 
  • Demonstrate the professional judgment and ability to recognize valid pretesting results and repeat the procedure if necessary, including troubleshooting barriers to invalid testing via basic interpretation of those results. Triage testing process to yield valid results. 
  • Assist the doctor with procedures including amniotic membrane, D&I, FB removal, etc., advanced lensometry, tear film osmolarity, and dry eye therapies. 
  • Demonstrated competence inputting doctor exam findings using these systems: Acuity, EHR, CLX (contact lens management system), Unified (if applicable) or other retinal imaging display system, and any other system utilized in the office.  

About You

  • 2-4 years of related optometry/vision care experience within a similar office environment is required. 
  • Have knowledge in Advanced anatomy and nomenclature, post-operative care, advanced spectacle principles, advanced contact l ens principles, and coding. 
  • American Board of Optometry certifications or equivalent preferred. 
  • American Board of Opticianry certifications or equivalent preferred. 

Growth With Us

  • Grow and develop your career through role specific training programs 
  • Participate in our Vision coverage and associate discounts on our products 

Introduction | MyEyeDr. 

How do you see yourself today? Are you looking for that unique opportunity where you can make a difference in the lives of the patients we serve? MyEyeDr. is a high-growth, premier healthcare company: a total vision care concept with a unique retail experience. Our trusted community doctors and knowledgeable teams are all focused on helping our patients live their best lives by delivering an exceptional, personalized experience to each of our patients in every interaction. Our business model is unlike others in the industry: we make healthcare accessible by welcoming all insurance and providing a great selection of stylish eyewear that meets the diverse needs of our patients. 

This role provides a chance for you to build your professional career with an organization that is purposeful and whose values drive actions. You would have the opportunity to prioritize the care of our associates and our patients, to connect the knowledge of our talented teams to our patients’ needs, and to work in a fun, inclusive environment as part of a collaborative team. We are in search of that unique individual who is inspired by a career focused on helping others and providing quality care while continuously growing professionally and improving MyEyeDr. in meaningful ways. If this is you, we encourage you to apply so you can get your journey started with MyEyeDr. where you can help people see, look, and be their very best. 

MyEyeDr. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex/gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, citizenship, familial or marital status, genetics, or any other legally protected category. MyEyeDr. will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

 

 

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