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Optometric Technician at Overland Park Eye Center

Optometric Technician

Overland Park Eye Center Overland Park, KS Full-Time


 

About the Job

Optometric Technician work in conjunction with the doctors to perform activities involving patient care, pre-testing, post-exam duties, FDT testing and maintain the doctors appointment schedule in a manner that delivers a professional, pleasurable patient experience.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Performs preliminary evaluation of patients prior to exam by the OD, such as dilation, topicals, diagnostic medications, etc.
  • Perform verbal interview with patient prior to visit with OD to determine medical issues and reasons for their visit for communication to OD prior to appointment
  • Assists OD's to care for patients in a timely, effective manner, as closely to appointed schedule as possible
  • Instruct patients on medical care as prescribed by the doctor's treatment plan and schedules follow up appointments as needed
  • Discusses Lasik with patients and identifies patients interested in Lasik by reviewing patient information forms
  • Schedules referral appointments with Ophthalmologists, Laser Center and completes appropriate paperwork
  • Records and maintains patient records / files in compliance with company, federal, and state policies (HIPAA)
  • Respond to patient's telephone inquiries regarding medication, treatment, problems referring to the OD as necessary
  • Identifies candidates for FDT testing per company standards of care
  • Completes proper coding of procedures for payment collection
  • Participates in store meetings / projects as requested
  • Ensures that maximum OD utilization occurs thru pre-appointment confirmation, daily appointment confirmation, contacting patients from recall listings, partnership with the manager's outreach, etc. (in an office without a PCC)
  • Calls all no shows or cancelled patients to reschedule appointments (in an office without a PCC)
  • Performs contact lens insertion and removal classes (I&R) and manages the contact lens trial inventory
  • Performs end of day responsibilities to include opti-schedule wrap-up, end of day checklist, etc.
  • Makes recommendations for efficiencies, processes, etc. which will deliver either quality, cost savings, and / or profitability improvements within the store and / or across the organization
  • Performs other duties within the store as requested and as time allows


Qualifications

  • High School or GED qualification
  • Minimum 1-year experience evaluating patients for eye exams and dispensing eye exam medications
  • Familiarity with medical terms associated with eye treatment
  • Effective & professional verbal communication skills to discuss prescriptions and treatment plans
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills to effectively work with co-workers and outside vendors and prepare concise and accurate documentation
  • Prior experience maintaining patients records / files per HIPAA regulations
  • Entry level PC skills to include MC Office, Windows and Word Processing
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team environment, functioning for the good of the team over the individual


Full-Time/Part-Time

Full-time

Education Requirements

High School or Equivalent

Travel Requirements

Negligible

Practice Name

Overland Park Eye Center

Work Location

On-Site

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