The incumbent performs as an Optometry Health Technician within the James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) with duties and responsibilities in the Optometry Department. The primary purpose of this position is to perform duties as an optometric clinical assistant in an outpatient health care delivery system. Please Note: Employees of the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) will have first consideration. Triage A. Triages patients by phone or in person. Schedules patients as appropriate. B. Answers questions about spectacle and contact lens prescriptions. Takes messages for staff doctors. Answers questions regarding clinic operations and services. C. Receives and distributes medical records. Protects patients' confidentiality according to HIPAA guidelines. Knows when to interrupt the optometrist during examination to convey timely information. Provides information to personnel regarding available optometric services. Interacts via telephone with optical laboratory personnel regarding optical orders. Directs telephone calls pertaining to other medical information to the appropriate department or physician as needed. Ancillary Testing A. Takes and records patient/family ocular and systemic medical history B. Measures habitual Rx with the manual or automated lensometer C. Measures distance and near visual acuity D. Measures intraocular pressure with the non-contact tonometer E. Measures objective refraction with the automated refractor F. Performs visual field testing as requested G. Performs corneal topography as requested H. Performs optical coherence tomography scans as requested I. Takes ocular fundus photos for medical documentation as requested J. Measures stereopsis /depth perception K. Performs color vision testing as indicated L. Documents test results on SF600 in patient's medical record and/or in electronic health record AHLTA/CPRS M. Instills diagnostic pharmaceutical agents as directed by the optometrist N. Performs other tasks as assigned by the staff optometrist Administrative A. Enters and retrieves data from all necessary electronic records systems: Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA), Composite Health Care System (CHCS), and Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS). B. Inputs clinical schedule into AHLTA/CPRS, checks-in patients into AHLTA/CPRS and ensures joint registration/eligibility. C. Records each patient's screening tests into AHLTA/CPRS encounter upon check-in. D. Scans or imports digital copies of supplemental test results into AHLTA/CPRS encounters. E. Documents appointment cancellations and "no shows" on the daily appointment schedule and in the respective medical record. F. Identifies and resolves End-of-Day (EOD) discrepancies with respective provider. G. Ensures medications are disposed of as required by Joint Commission standards and ensures adequate supply remains on-hand for clinic use. H. Acts as liaison to request records and coordinate care for external units/clinics to include but not limited to -USS Tranquility, FHCC Ophthalmology, and Civilian Healthcare Clinics. I. Enters and transmits spectacle orders via the Spectacle Request Transmission System (SRTS)or CPRS and tracks order until received and delivered to patient. J. Tracks and completes consults from other clinics in AHLTA/CPRS. K. Prepares for following day appointments by: readying appropriate exam forms; posting schedules in exam rooms and retrieving health records. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Health Tech (Optometry)/PD06382A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598591300
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