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Ophthalmic Technician

Akahi Services

Last Updated: 5/06/20

Job Description

Ophthalmic Technician

Location: The primary site of service shall be located in the Ophthalmology Department and Refractive Surgery, at NMCP. Portsmouth, VA.

Work Schedule: Services shall be provided Monday through Friday, between the hours of 0645 and 1800 hours. Shifts will normally be scheduled for an eight and half (8.5) to nine (9) hour period, to include an uncompensated thirty (30) minute to sixty (60) minute lunch break, respectively. In no instance will the HCW be required to provide services in excess of eighty (80) hours per two-week period.

Qualifications: Undergo ocular examination to establish baseline ocular function as appropriate to the occupational laser risk associated with the position. The examination will be provided by the Government, at no cost to the Contractor. Possess a minimum of one (1) year of full-time (forty (40) hours per week) experience as an Ophthalmic Technician within the preceding three (3) years. Provide two (2) letters of recommendation. At least one (1) of the letters must be from a practicing ophthalmologist and attest to the HCW’s clinical skills, professionalism, or specific areas of expertise. The other letters may be from physicians or medical supervisors. Reference letters must include name, title, phone number, date of reference, address and signature of the individual providing reference. Reference letters must have been written within the preceding five (5) years.

 Education: Complete an ophthalmology technician or an optometric technician course

 Certification: Possess and maintain current certification as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) orCertified Ophthalmic Technician (COT)or Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) by theJoint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology or a completed a formal ophthalmictraining program of the United Stated Armed Forces.

Specific Duties: Performs other tests and measurements as directed by the physician. Administer vision therapy programs prescribed by the optometrist/ophthalmologist.

 Provide a wide variety of duties to assist the optometrist/ophthalmologist as appropriate to the level ofcertification (i.e., COA, COT, or COMT).

 Obtain patient histories, perform prescription verification, and maintain patient records. Assist in testing patient vision. Test far and near acuity, peripheral vision, depth perception, and colorperception.

 Examine the eye, using slit lamp, for abnormalities of cornea, and anterior and posterior chambers. Apply drops to anesthetize, dilate, or medicate eyes.

 Measure intraocular pressure of eyes (glaucoma test).

 Test field of vision, including central and peripheral vision, for defects, and chart test results on graphpaper.

 Measure axial length of eye, using ultrasound equipment.

 Instruct patients concerning eye care and contact lens handling.


Kako’oServices is a premier provider of healthcare workers to various military treatment facilities across the United States. With a corporate office in Honolulu, Hawaii and recruiting office in San Antonio, Texas we specialize in providing skilled, trained and highly successful healthcare workers, including RNs, CRNAs, Physicians, LPN/LVN, Licensed Social Workers, and many more.

We have a strong focus on providing our government customer with quality and superior service.

Kako’o Services is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click the link below to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Only qualified individuals who are being considered will be contacted for an interview

Company Details

Akahi Services

Honolulu, HI, United States