Join one of the nation’s most comprehensive academic medical centers, University of Chicago Medicine, in an engaging and patient focused role as the Senior Ophthalmic Photographer for our Ophthalmology clinic. The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science provides medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases. The department members' interests include cataract surgery with lens implantation, transplantation including corneal diseases plus refractive surgery, vitreo-retinal surgery, and medical diseases of the retina including special treatment of diabetic retinopathy and age-related retinal degenerations, eye plastic surgery, strabismus surgery, and neuro-ophthalmology.
In this role, under the direction of the Eye Center manager, the Ophthalmic Technician assists the attending and resident physicians in the exam and care of the Eye Center patients. Responsibilities include:
Under the direction and order of the physician:
Performs ophthalmic digital imaging procedures for use by physicians in the documentation and diagnosis of eye conditions.
Operates imaging equipment and other ophthalmic equipment and performs routine instrument maintenance.
Performs OCT, fundus photography, fluorescein angiography and more.
Measures and records visual acuities and intraocular pressures.
Evaluates the pupil, estimates the anterior chamber depth and examines the eyes for afferent papillary defect.
Administers eye drops, dressings, and shields.
Takes slit lamp and external photographs. Performs corneal topography examinations with Orbscan system.
Instructs the patient on post-operative care and documents accordingly.
Exhibits basic knowledge and understanding of ocular motility, visual fields, contact lenses (basic principles & fitting procedures), and ocular pharmacology.
Performs color vision, lensometry, exophthalmetry, Amsler Grid, and Schirmer testing.
Explains procedures to patients, secures consent for procedure including list of possible adverse effects.
Maintains diagnostic and clinical files of photographs and angiograms.
Prepares slides for lectures and publications for resident and attending physician conferences.
Performs endothelial cell counts.
Maintains instruments, equipment, and a clean/sterile environment.
Checks equipment and is responsible for repair and maintenance of cameras.
Maintains supply inventory and orders accordingly.
Prepares clinic for routine readiness review.
Performs other duties as assigned.
A high school diploma or equivalent from an accredited academic body is required.
Must have at least one year of satisfactory work experience under ophthalmological supervision.
Must be certified by the Joint Commission on Allied Health personnel in Ophthalmology or equivalent.
Must be actively CPR certified.
Prior experience working in clinical trials or research setting is preferred.
About University of Chicago Department of Ophthalmology
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