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Job Req ID:  19218

CO Ophthalmic Ultrasound Technician

This position reports to the Retina Chief or designee and will consist of on the job instruction to become proficient in all phases of diagnostic ultrasound including biometry for axial length measurements, IOL Master for axial length measurements, contact B-scan and standardized A-scan examinations. Interactions include, but are not limited to, patients of all ages, Hopkins physicians, external physicians, ophthalmic technicians, clinical trial coordinators, patient service coordinators, clinical trial sponsors.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform patient examinations: A-scan biometry and IOL Master prior to cataract surgery, contact B-scan and standardized A-scan for evaluation of intraocular and orbital pathology.
  • Type accurate reports in EPIC. Prepare reports for referring physician and/or give preliminary verbal reports to referring physicians.
  • Preserve and edit images in the Oculab System.
  • Sponsored and unsponsored clinical trials: assist with data collection such as image cataloging and archiving.
  • Prepare, ship, and receive image materials.
  • Assist with material for publication. Assist with administrative tasks required to process patients referred for ultrasound.
  • Register patients, log demographic information, prepare charts, type, and process and send reports.
  • Recognize proper insurance authorizations and pay meticulous attention to proper CPT and ICD-10 coding rules and regulations.
  • Answer telephones, make patient appointments.
  • Process and send reports: hand-delivered, faxed, Epic and/or through the US postal service.
  • Order supplies.
  • Maintain equipment.
  • Utilize the SAP accounting system to order supplies and equipment, and travel reimbursement. Assist with preparation of budgets for the clinic and research projects..


Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Two years of related ophthalmic experience required with at least one year of related ophthalmic ultrasound experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with IOL, A-scans and B-scan preferred.


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience with patients of all ages in a clinical setting helpful.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology helpful.
  • Knowledge of eye anatomy and physiology helpful.
  • Knowledge of eye disease and systemic diseases that affect the eye helpful.
  • Ability to work effectively in areas where there is a large amount of patient and staff traffic and related interruptions.
  • Able to assess and quickly respond to complex and rapidly changing situations.
  • Must function well under pressure while maintaining a pleasant disposition towards patients and co-workers.
  • Ability to assist with patients in wheelchairs and stretchers and assist with ambulation.
  • Excellent manual dexterity while working with equipment and eyes.


Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:

  • R.O.U.B. certification required within 18 months of hire. Must maintain certification throughout duration of employment.


Classified Title: Ophthalmic Ultrasound Technician 
Working Title: CO Ophthalmic Ultrasound Technician  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CF 
Starting Salary Range: $21.43 - $29.49
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:30am-5:00pm/40 hours 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10003003-SOM Oph Retina Service 
Personnel area: School of Medicine


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