The Eye Center of Northern Colorado Job Opportunities

Pre-operative Ophthalmic Technician

The Pre-Op Technician is a medical professional that is responsible for the management and well-being of the ophthalmic surgical patient. The technician will assist in all aspects and functions of the assigned patient care area, efficiently and accurately perform ophthalmic testing, provide comprehensive pre-operative education, and give pre-admission and pre-operative instruction. The focus of this position is to ensure that the ophthalmic patient, physician and surgical team experience a positive outcome that exemplifies fulfillment of the mission statement at the Eye Center of Northern Colorado.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Work with all members of the health care team to provide optimal care to the patient throughout their preoperative surgical experience.
  • Maintain a friendly, positive, and caring attitude with all patients, other guests, physicians and staff.
  • Display professionalism at work and in the community as a representative of the Eye Center.
  • Take initiative in helping team members to provide the best care for the patient.
  • Document all charts in electronic medical records.
  • Cleaning patient care areas and medical equipment.
  • Preoperative measurements including: auto refraction, Optical Biometry, Immersion A scans, Keratometry, Topography and Verion.
  • Ability to perform vital signs including blood pressure, O2 saturation, weight, BMI calculation and pulse.
  • Knowledge of each doctors protocols and preferences.
  • Completion of surgical charts with all necessary calculations included.
  • Answer phones and take messages accordingly.
  • Complete and thorough EMR documentation.
  • Answer patient calls and questions regarding preoperative process and recovery
  • Answer questions regarding Intraocular lens implants, various surgical procedures and medications used during recovery.
  • Determine the need for, and obtain, medical clearances in a timely manner, as needed.
  • Obtain a detailed medical history.
  • Communicate with other health care team members in all departments to assure continuity of care in the Eye Center of Northern Colorado.
  • Is prepared for emergency situations by knowing correct procedures and locations of emergency equipment.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Ability to work independently on assigned duties.
  • Ability to learn and navigate EMR (NextGen).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Ability to complete an Ophthalmic Medical Assisting home study course and examination within 6 months of employment.
  • Current JCAHPO certification preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with patients, families, physicians and staff to facilitate the achievement of high levels of customer service.
  • Superior customer service skills.
  • Proficiency in computer programs such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Xcel.
  • Effectively and empathetically communicate in both oral and written formats.
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus.

Education/Certifications/Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Ability to get BLS (Basic Life Support) certified within 3 months of employment.
  • Current JCAHPO certification preferred.
  • Prior experience in a fast paced medical office and in electronic health record preferred.

Eye Technician

If you are an outgoing, friendly, upbeat, people-oriented individual, we have a position for you! NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY. If you are the right person, we will train you. This career has long-term advancement potential, higher levels of compensation, and responsibility available through achieving higher levels of certification.

Unlike dispensing opticians who fit contact lenses and glasses, ophthalmic technicians work directly with an ophthalmologist conducting patient eye examinations and tests. They are “physician extenders,” allowing ophthalmologists to see more patients in a day.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Patient intake and workup, following standardized protocol.
  • Ophthalmic diagnostic testing.
  • Patient counseling and education as needed.
  • Awareness of patient flow issues and ability to maintain efficient clinical flow.
  • Update daily schedule assessing no-shows and add-ins.
  • Scribing in a rotational pattern.
  • Answer and return phone calls and write scripts as requested by physicians and other departments.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Stocking and cleaning clinic as needed.
  • Facilitate patient experience by assisting physician in overall patient care.
  • Work within the confines of the Eye Center team by assisting other departments with answers to questions, patient triage, etc.
  • Self-study is required to obtain/maintain ophthalmic technician certification within 18 months of employment.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor, including dress and work conversation.
  • Understand and solve patient complaints.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with other staff and doctors.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Performance/Skills Requirements:

  • Superior customer service skills.
  • Effectively and empathetically communicate in both oral and written formats.
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus.

Education/Certifications/Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Current JCAHPO certification preferred.
  • AAS in Ophthalmic Medical Assisting or equivalent in work experience.
  • Prior experience in a fast paced medical office and in electronic health record preferred.

The Eye Center provides many benefits for their staff members, such as health/dental/vision benefits, 401k/profit sharing, generous education allowance, paid vacation and personal time, along with many discounted services and other benefits.

If you believe you are our ideal candidate, then please e-mail us your resume and a cover letter telling us why you are interested in this position to jobs@eyecenternoco.com.

Our Locations


Fort Collins at Prospect

1725 E. Prospect Rd.
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Fort Collins at Precision Center

3151 Precision Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80528

Loveland at Skyline

2555 E. 13th St. Suite 225
Loveland, CO 80537

Loveland at Centerra

6125 Sky Pond Dr.
Loveland, CO 80538

Greeley at Fox Run

1701 61st Ave
Greeley, CO 80634

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