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Ophthalmic Diagnostic Imaging Specialist II

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Job ID: 203345
Category: Clinical Support
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: full time regular

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Job Title: Ophthalmic Diagnostic Imaging Specialist II
Department:  Ophthalmology 
Location: Penn Presbyterian Medical Center - 51 N 39th Street
Hours: Full time

Summary:

  • Under the supervision of the Ophthalmology Imaging Leadership, the Ophthalmic Diagnostic Imaging Specialist II is responsible for performing and coordinating a wide range of patient testing services. The primary purpose of this position is to provide a variety of tests in order to aid physicians in the documentation, diagnosis, tracking, and treatment of eye conditions.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform diagnostic imaging, which may include corneal topography, optical coherence tomography, color and monochromatic fundus photography, scanning laser ophthalmoscopy, fundus autofluorescence, retinal screening, fluorescein and/or indocyanine-green angiography, slit lamp biomicrography, goniography, specular microscopy, external eye photography, ocular surface interferometry, intraocular lens calculations, a-scan biometry, diagnostic b-scan ultrasonography, ultrasound biomicroscopy, and additional tests such as visual field exams, electrophysiology, color vision and dark adaptation testing.
  • Operate and maintain diagnostic equipment.
  • Perform study imaging per protocol, which may require completion of additional research certifications and secure document transfer to reading centers.
  • Prepare rooms, maintaining cleanliness of testing areas.
  • Explain procedure details to patients, appropriately responding to questions and concerns.
  • Assist patients through procedures, ensuring secure and proper positioning for testing.
  • Confirm testing result availability through picture archiving and communication system, documenting procedure details within electronic medical record.
  • Identify equipment malfunction and quality issues, communicating problems to manager and technical support personnel.
  • Attend educational conferences and meetings to upkeep clinical certification(s), and to continually remain updated on current information in the field of ophthalmic diagnostic imaging.
  • Train and review competency of coworkers, including ophthalmic technicians and ophthalmic diagnostic imaging specialists.
  • May submit images for Scientific Exhibition

Credentials:

  • CDOS or CRA or OCT-C or ROUB - at least two of the ophthalmic imaging certifications is required
  • COA, COT, COMT certification preferred

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • H.S. Diploma/GED is required
  • 2+ years of work experience in ophthalmic imaging is required
We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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