The Ophthalmic Photographer is a specialized leader within the ophthalmology service. The Ophthalmic Photographer manages the day to day operations of the diagnostic ophthalmology services, provides high quality patient care, and supervises and participates in the delivery of the professional agenda within the ophthalmology team. The Diagnostician performs and supervises performances of all ophthalmic photography and diagnostic tests for the evaluation and management of ophthalmology patients. He or she also trains and evaluates clinic staff in the use, interpretation, and troubleshooting of Ophthalmic Diagnostic Equipment and test results. The Ophthalmic Photographer participates in ophthalmic clinical studies and provides diagnostic services for physicians involved in clinical studies. He or she provides professional leadership through a strong visible clinical presence within the Ophthalmology ambulatory care area to provide a safe effective and high quality care environment for Patients and their families.
The is expected to be an expert in performing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and interpreting the following equipment and other equipment: * RetCAM Retinal fundus imaging * IOL master and Intraocular lens calculations for cataract surgery * Lenstar ophthalmic biometry * Keratometry * OCT ocular coherence tomography imaging of retina and optic nerve * Fundus photography, both mydriatic and non-mydriatic, using Optos and other imaging devices * Visual Field Testing, manual and automated * External ophthalmic photography * Ocular motility photography * B scan ocular imaging * A scan ocular imaging and measurement * Patient ophthalmic videography, ocular motility videography * May be asked to work with electrophysiology / electroretinogram / electrodiagnostic testing * Integration of all above and other tests requiring digital, video and imaging into the patient electronic medical record * Manipulation, labelling, storing and maintaining digital archives * Exporting appropriated images for clinical research, academics or patient care * Interfacing with patients and referring physicians for transfer of medical images as clinically necessary * And other clinical diagnostics that are integral to the running of a full service Eye Clinic. The Ophthalmic Photographer is expected to produce reports, upload into or print out results for the medical record, provide interpretations to the ophthalmology team, and communicate with patients regarding testing techniques and results as per Departmental protocols. * Acts as subject matter expert in diagnostic ophthalmology acquired through academic, clinical, leadership and management development. * Teaches, guides, lectures, and trains internal and external groups including patient groups as necessary * Performs different clinical tasks including ophthalmic imaging, testing, and patient evaluation as needed. * Involved in the teaching and education of Ophthalmology department employees. * Contributes to the assurance of high standards of clinical care by providing direction, advice and where necessary intervention is requested. * Interfaces with vendors and manufacturers to ensure up to date maintenance, training and education, and updating of equipment occurs. * Interfaces with the Biomedical Engineering team as necessary to ensure above. * Maintains electronic medical record databases of testing results, stored in a confidential manner * Works closely with the ophthalmic multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of all aspects of evidence based patient centered care in a safe, effective environment and leads in the development of the departmental services * Takes responsibility for the safe use of all testing equipment within the department * Performs skilled data capture to facilitate research by Ophthalmology faculty members * Accesses clinical records and databases for research purposes * Assesses the learning needs of patients and families, and develops and/or implements teaching programs to meet these identified needs in the hospital or community * Maintains knowledge of current research and incorporates findings into clinical practice. * Contributes to the implementation of the development of service and is aware of new evidence and research. * Maintains competence and professional development. Maintains license, certification or registration as required. * Consistently presents and conducts self in a professional manner * Other reasonable duties to ensure a high performing team as determined by supervisors Qualifications/Requirements:
5+ years' experience post-graduation with 3+ years' within ophthalmology ambulatory care. Demonstrated experience and knowledge of ophthalmic imaging. Strong presentation skills, staff and experience in patient's education (preferred)
2-4 year Nursing degree or undergraduate 4 year bachelor's degree. Certified specialized courses in Ophthalmic Bio-Medical Photography, Imaging and Diagnostics (preferred)
WMCHealth is a 1,900-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with ten hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, a state of the art Telemedicine program, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley.