The Department of Ophthalmology is seeking an Ophthalmic Photographer to provide clinical and research related diagnostic medical images that are used by ophthalmic personnel in managing patients with various ocular conditions. Uses multiple camera/imaging systems to capture the required data. Cross trains to support physicians in clinic for patient work-ups and diagnostic testing.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Proficiently performs the following specialized tasks-
Color retinal fundus photography
Retinal fluorescein angiography
Slit lamp photography
Intravenous injection of sodium fluorescein and Indocyanine Green dyes
Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Ocular Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCT-A)
Works in external clinics and operating rooms as needed.
Works independently at Wilmer satellite locations.
Undergoes cross training to become competent in the roles of ophthalmic technician, echography technician, and visual neuro physiology training.
Provides front desk coverage when needed.
Uses specular microscopy.
Manages digital images and files, i.e. burning CD’s, electronic transfer, etc.
Maintains CPR certification.
Participates in research related investigative studies requiring protocol specific imaging.
Acquires and maintains photographic certifications from various ophthalmic reading centers participating in clinical research.
High School diploma or General Education Degree. Prior experience with imaging or providing technician support in a clinical office setting.
ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Solid knowledge of ocular anatomy.
Ability to work closely with patients in a clinical setting.
Knowledge of basic and general photography.
Proven advanced computer skills.
Ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Ability to establish priorities.
On a regular and continuous basis, exercises independent judgment and assumes responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results having an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service within the functional area.
Reports to Wilmer Photography Manager.
Communication: Exchanges non-routine information using tact and persuasion as appropriate requiring good oral and written communication skills.
Sitting, standing and walking for extended period. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s). Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or clinical environment. Ability to drive.
Possible exposure to communicable diseases.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of the skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities, knowledge or abilities required of the position.
Classified Title: Ophthalmic Photographer Working Title:CO Ophthalmic Photographer Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CE Starting Salary Range: $18.67 - $25.68; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus Department Name: Ophthalmology Retina Services Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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