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    Ophthalmic Photographer I

    Lowell General Hospital
    260 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111
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    Under general supervision of the Photography and Imaging Supervisor, this position works directly with patients and their families providing a wide range of state-of-the-art imaging. Services supported are retina, cornea, and glaucoma clinics, as well as general imaging requests. Provides and accepts feedback with regard to submission of ophthalmic images to various reading centers for review and certification. Works directly with the reading centers to perform imaging and deliver data under specific guidelines mandated by the reading centers. Supports all level 1 imaging and is responsible for training with all or part of the advanced imaging services which include electrophysiology, confocal corneal imaging, and testing on patients under anesthesia. Responsible for covering clinics at satellite offices once trained with Level 1 imaging. Responsible for weekend on-call duty after a maximum one-years# time. # Responsibilities: Demonstrates proficient use of the following Level 1 imaging: Zeiss, Optovue, and Heidelberg OCT systems Topcon Retinal Cameras for the use of fundus photography, fluorescein angiograms. Haag Streit Slit Lamp Camera Nidek Stereo Retinal Camera Konan Endothelial Cell Count/Biomicroscopy SLR Digital Camera Systems and Lighting # Demonstrates proficiency with or a learning-knowledge of some of or all of the following Level 2 imaging for clinic needs: Electrophysiology tests on Roland and Veris systems compliant with ISCEV testing standards. Maintains equipment and trains staff. Communicates with physicians in regards to test results and protocols. Works with adult and pediatric patients. Corneal imaging with the Heidelberg Rostock Confocal Scanner. Maintains equipment and trains staff. Participates in image management for cornea research. Retinal photography with the RetCam handheld retinal camera. To be used on pediatric patients and the NICU, OR, or clinic setting. Maintains equipment and trains staff. Covers early or late pediatric clinics as needed. Patient intake workup Functions as a technician for purposes of satellite assistance and pre-testing workups. Participates in current clinical trials for clinic needs. Certifies and participates in all current clinical trials for all ophthalmic specialties within two years# of being hired. Submits images to reading centers and keeps archives of submission data. Responsible for maintenance of equipment certifications for clinical trials. Provides ophthalmic imaging services for the following subspecialties of#Ophthalmology: Retina Imaging Glaucoma Imaging Cornea Imaging Neurology Imaging Ocular Plastics Imaging Pediatric Imaging Provides on-call imaging coverage on weekends and holidays, when assigned. On-call coverage rotates amongst staff with a minimum of one years# experience. Coverage includes all level 1 imaging plus RetCam. Creates and supports all graphic requests for physicians and staff.# This includes retrieving images, editing images, preparing presentations, and overall education of equipment and software within the imaging department. Creates and supports teaching/education files of various pathologies for onsite catalogs with intentions to further educate staff. Provides projection services within the NEEC facility and assists with all audiovisual needs. Works off site at NEEC satellite offices with retina and glaucoma specialists as an imager and technician.# Additional duties include patient intake, patient history, visual acuity, measuring inner ocular pressure by use of a Tonopen, administration of dilation drops, preparation and patient consenting for lasers and injection procedures.# Assistance in overall clinic flow is achieved through imaging, technical workup, patient moving, and assisting satellite staff.# # Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent required and Bachelor#s degree in related field preferred. Certified Retinal Angiographer (CRA) and/or Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT-C) certificates from the Ophthalmic Photographer#s society preferred. Current CPR certification preferred. Experience in supervised setting as an ophthalmic photographer I and/or technician I is preferred. Experience as an ophthalmic photographer OR technician demonstrating proficiency in areas of ophthalmic photography, digital imaging systems, computer-generated text slides and graphics, and audio/visual projection is strongly preferred. Proficiency and ability to work independently in all areas and provide smooth patient flow. Strong computer /graphic skills, proficient in several graphic programs to provide both educational presentations as well as clinical information transferred and documented digitally.# Understanding of various programs and files, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word and digital enhancement. Knowledge of laser software and laser safety, where applicable. Knowledge of eye terminology, pathology, anatomy and physiology of the eye. Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively with patients, understand their needs, and be responsive to elderly and sensory handicapped.# Also requires the ability to work closely and effectively with physicians and other clinical staff, including residents, fellows, attending physicians, and nurses. Excellent communication skills required for effectively explaining the exam process to patients and attempting to allay their concerns and apprehensions. High attention to detail. Ability to work in high volume clinics. Must provide own transportation to assigned satellites. Ability to work in a fast paced environment. Must demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to assess the needs of patients of different age populations in order to provide care appropriately. Understanding and demonstration of sterile technique. Experience with computer and scheduling systems preferred. Ability to physically assist patients from wheelchairs into exam chairs. Ability to escort patient to other floors within the department as needed. Ability to assist the elderly and visually impaired. Requires prolonged standing, walking, some bending, stooping, and stretching.# #",

    Posting ID: 548751409Posted: 2020-07-14