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This position provides advanced administrative and technical support to an ophthalmologist in a clinical setting.� Gathers important medical information and performs visual screening prior to Ophthalmologist’s visit with the patient.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Must be able to perform all duties of the ophthalmic assistant in addition to the duties listed below:
Assists with the clinical work up of patients including a detailed systemic and ocular patient history: past medical history, family medical history, medication history and the chief complaint of the patient.
Helps patients understand general office evaluation and physician instructions.
Performs ocular motility testing with cover and uncover, Hirschberg and Krimsky method.
Performs retinoscopy with loose lenses, refractometry with trial lens frame, tonometry and pachymetry.
Ability to use ophthalmic testing equipment, interpret and report results of testing.
Sets up for and assists physicians with minor surgical procedures and special procedures.
Helps foster our service culture of positivity and inclusion by maintaining a positive attitude with co-workers and excellent customer service.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent high school certification.
Two to four years of experience in technical aspects of ophthalmology.
Certification as a Certified Ophthalmic Technician.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of the Ophthalmology. This position is for the Medical School Campus. Travel between the clinics.
The hiring range for this position is $18.81 - $23.52 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Extensive knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the eye, medical terminology, abbreviations and pharmacology.
Excellent communication and patient care skills.
Ability to express a caring attitude while performing tasks required with accuracy and efficiency.
Ability to maintain patient information in a strict confidential manner.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office software.
Experience in a clinical setting.
Internal Number: 51708
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