Ophthalmic Technician I - Omak

Confluence Health

Omak, WA

Wenatchee Valley Hospital


Full Time

Day Shift




***Please note: this position is located in Omak, WA*** 

Position Summary:

  • To work as an assistant with the Ophthalmologists and to provide technical services to patients.
Essential Functions:
    • Obtain patient histories according to department protocol.
    • Perform vision tests.
    • Operate automated Lensometer and check prescriptions.
    • Obtain vital signs according to protocol, and dependent upon licensure.
    • Instill dilation drops per department protocol.
    • Clean and setup rooms between patients.
    • Daily room cleaning and re-stocking room supplies and medications.
    • Maintain and clean instruments per protocol.
    • Clean and maintain equipment.
    • Perform basic clinical eye testing.
      • Tonometry
      • Topography
      • Shirmer testing
      • Color Vision testing
      • Stereo Vision testing
    • Perform retinoscopy and refraction.
    • Perform advanced clinical eye testing depending upon experience.
      • Visual field testing
      • Optical Coherence Tomography
      • IOL Master Biometry
      • A Scan
    • Assist with procedures, dependent upon licensure.
    • Maintain working knowledge of Ophthalmic procedural/diagnostic coding.
    • Maintain working knowledge of Ophthalmic anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, ocular motility, clinical optics, and contact lenses.

  • Demonstrate Standards of Behavior and adhere to the Code of Conduct in all aspects of job performance at all times.
  • Required:
    • Entry position depending on experience.
    • Ability to perform the essential skills listed under job function.
    • Familiar with basic ophthalmic pharmacology, anatomy and pharmacology.
    • Basic knowledge of ophthalmic procedural/diagnostic.
    • Ability to take vital signs accurately.
    • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality.
    • Ability to provide quality patient service.
    • Basic knowledge of medical terminology.
    • Manual dexterity.
    • Ability to relate effectively with coworkers, physicians, and staff and to function as part of a team.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to focus amidst ongoing distractions and interruptions.
    • Ability to relate effectively to patients and the general public.
    • Telephone etiquette.
    • Skills in organization, time management, and problem-solving.
    • Ability to work under pressure.
    • Attentive to detail and numerical accuracy.

  • Desired
    • Ophthalmology experience of at least six months.
    • Coursework in medical terminology, ophthalmic pharmacology, microbiology, and ophthalmic anatomy and physiology.
    • Experience with computerized scheduling.

Who We Are: Confluence Health is an integrated healthcare delivery system that includes two hospitals and more than 40 medical specialties, to provide comprehensive medical care in North Central Washington. With over 270 physicians and 150 advanced practice clinicians, Confluence Health is the major medical provider between Seattle and Spokane. Our goal is to deliver high-quality, safe, compassionate, and cost-effective care close to home. Staying on the leading edge of healthcare innovation is important, so we invest in technology--to provide better care for our patients and allow our providers to operate at the highest level. Our Mission: We are dedicated to improving our patients' health by providing safe, high-quality care in a compassionate and cost-effective manner. Our Vision: To become the highest value rural healthcare system in the nation that improves health, quality of life, and is a source of pride to those who work here.