MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute-care teaching and research hospital with 609 beds located in Northwest Washington, D.C. Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personalis—caring for the whole person—MedStar Georgetown is committed to offering a variety of innovative diagnostic and treatment options within a trusting and compassionate environment.
MedStar Georgetown's centers of excellence include neurosciences, transplant, cancer and gastroenterology. Along with Magnet® nurses, internationally recognized physicians, advanced research and cutting-edge technologies, MedStar Georgetown's healthcare professionals have a reputation for medical excellence and leadership.
General Summary of Position:
Provides comprehensive support to the Department Chair, Department Administrator, and the Medical Director of the Ophthalmic Training program in the areas of teaching, strategy, process, structure, curriculum planning, and financial oversight of the Ophthalmic Medical Personnel Training Program. Will perform complete ophthalmic history and preliminary examinations, subspecialty tests, in-office procedure assisting, contact lens work, and administrative tasks related to clinic operations. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.
- Training from an accredited Ophthalmic Technician/Technologist site or successful completion of Ophthalmic Assistant course.
- Certification required at the COA, COT, or COMT – COMT level strongly preferred.
- CPR certification preferred.
- Three years of ophthalmic experience required.
- Teaching/training experience, budgeting experience, program development required.
- One-year supervisory experience preferred.
- Strong organizational and analytical skills must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet time sensitive deadlines; ability to set priorities and mange resources to accomplish departmental goals.
- Problem-solving skills, solid communication skills and ability to exercise sound independent judgment are required along with extensive knowledge of program development.
- Knowledge of professional ophthalmic theory, practice and medical care to give and evaluate patients.
- Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations, and procedures to administer patient care.
- Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods, and techniques of professional ophthalmic technician/technologists to provide ongoing patient care.
- Skill in taking both medical and ocular histories to assess ocular conditions and interpret findings.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, and the public.
- Ability to maintain quality control standards.
- Ability to remain calm and effective in emergency situations.
- Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
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