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Position type Regular Full-Time
Department Surgery
Location

NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi

1400 Pelham Parkway South
Bronx, NY 10461

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Overview

Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY) has an opportunity for an Ophthalmic Technician at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx. The Hospitals are part of the NYC Health + Hospitals System (NYCHHC). Jacobi is a 457-bed, Level I Trauma Center and NCB has 213 licensed beds. The hospital maintains a strong academic affiliation with Albert Einstein Medical College to maintain its high healthcare delivery standards.

 

The mission of NYC Health + Hospitals is to extend equally to all New Yorkers, regardless of the ability to pay, comprehensive health services of the highest quality in an atmosphere of humane care, dignity, and respect. Their Values are built on a foundation of social and racial equity and has established the ICARE standards for all staff.  

 

NYC Health + Hospitals is the nation’s largest municipal health care delivery system in the United States. Dedicated to providing the highest quality health care services to all New Yorkers with compassion, dignity and respect, and regardless of immigration status or ability to pay. 

Opportunity Details

  • Perform and record patient's chief complaint, history of present illness, medical history, ophthalmic history, medications used, allergies, corrected and uncorrected vision, lensometry, autorefraction and manifest refraction for distance and near and other techniques utilized in ophthalmic treatment in the patient's medical record consistent with HCFA guidelines.
  • Perform automated visual field testing for all physicians and consultants, as well as maintain records of all field testing for physician evaluation.
  • Perform slit lamp and external photography and maintain accurate documentation of progression or regression of anterior segment and external eye disease.
  • Maintain photographs by hard copy or electronically for medical, legal, teaching and publication purposes.
  • Perform posterior segment imaging with current technologies available in the
  • institutions and maintain records by hard copy or electronically for medical, legal, leaching and publication purposes.
  • Maintain inventory of all equipment, stock and supplies. Monitor availability of sterile instruments in the clinic and assure equipment is sent to, and returned from, Central Supply. Monitor equipment function and reports any problems to appropriate supervisor. Maintain the cleanliness of the examination rooms and equipment, as well as the stock rooms.
  • Assist Attending physicians and residents with case presentations and publications.
  • Assist Attending physicians and residents in scheduling of patients for ophthalmic surgical procedures and preoperative testing, including, but not limited to, calling patients to remind them of upcoming appointments as well as following up on and rescheduling missed appointments and medical clearances. Perform other related visual testing and duties as assigned
  • Become familiar with new technologies and equipment as they become available and demonstrate competence after appropriate training

Qualifications

  • Four year high school diploma
  • Valid cardio-pulmonary resuscitation certification
  • Valid certification from the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant or valid certification within 2 years of appointment lo the title

 

Exceptional Benefits include:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • 10% 401K company contribution after one year of service, with 3% company contribution starting day one
  • Choice of a three-tiered nearly FREE medical plans starting day one
  • Excellent dental insurance including orthodontics coverage starting day one
  • Generous paid time off program
  • Salary: $50,000.00

 

The Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY), a tax-exempt organization affiliated with NYC Health + Hospitals, is one of the largest physician groups in New York State and directly employs nearly 4,000 physicians and allied health professionals who serve seven of New York City’s public hospitals, numerous public health community-based practices, and the city’s Correctional Health Service. 

 

Physician Affiliate Group of New York, P.C. (“PAGNY”) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.

 

If you wish to view PAGNY’s EEO policies, please click here. Please click here to view the Federal “EEO is the law” poster or visit https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm for more information.

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