If you are looking for a job that keeps you busy and offers you a wide variety of things to do every day, you may want to consider a career as a visual imaging technician at CEENTA, just like Swann Bojaj did.
Mrs. Bojaj loves imaging because she has the freedom to think outside the box to get the doctor what they need.
“Not every patient is the same,” she said. “There are so many variables and things change constantly. It’s not repetitive, that’s for sure.”
A day in the life of a visual imaging technician
The day-to-day life of a visual imaging technician is super busy, Mrs. Bojaj said. After the technicians do a patient workup, they are sent to imaging with orders from the doctor for requested testing. That could include fundus & slit lamp photography, OCT imaging to scan layers of the eye, visual field testing, cornea mapping, fluorescein angiography, ICG angiography, ERGs, mfERGs, handheld keratometry, Ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) and A-scan Ultrasound biometry. They are even trained to do phlebotomy.
Mrs. Bojaj chose imaging because she gets to see exactly what the doctor is seeing and gets to contribute directly to patient care. She also loves the different technologies she gets to use.
“Each machine is different,” she said. “I definitely enjoy the diversity of the different machines. It’s more exciting and engaging.”
While she is usually in SouthPark and Steele Creek these days, for her first 10 years, Mrs. Bojaj was a floater, so she worked in every office except Salisbury.
“I liked floating,” she said. “It keeps you sharp, using different equipment in different offices.”
Working at CEENTA for most of the last 18 years meant Mrs. Bojaj had the opportunity to learn to be a visual imaging technician on the job. She started in medical records, and worked there for six months before being transferred to a patient representative position. After another six months there, she was a surgery scheduler for a year. It was then that CEENTA introduced a new certified ophthalmic assistant training program, and she joined the second class.
“They trained us to be super techs,” she said. “They didn’t just train us in ophthalmology, but in imaging, Eye, and ENT assistance, too. We learned about three different professions under one training umbrella.”
While some of her training was on the job, most of it was through continuing education provided by CEENTA.
“I would not be as sharp as I am if it wasn’t for the continuing education,” she said.
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