Ophthalmic Technician Lead/UKHC

Job description

The Ophthalmic Technician Lead positions are front-line staff in the Department of Ophthalmology, interacting with patients, physicians and other staff.

We expect that all persons will be treated with respect and dignity in a courteous manner, anticipating and fulfilling others' needs while respecting their privacy. We expect our staff to provide care in support of our goal to be a preferred patient care provider.

The Ophthalmic Technician Lead will perform patient intake, initiating documentation of the patient's chief complains, medical history/review of systems and medication reconciliation.

This position will perform all standard preliminary vision testing and demonstrate proficiency in specialized ophthalmic diagnostic testing and follow all safety procedures per protocol guidelines. This position will also monitor patient flow and ensure that patients are moving from intake to diagnostics to physician.

Another key component of this position will be training new staff and students in ophthalmic diagnostics, ensuring that all Ophthalmic Technicians meet competencies in various diagnostics.

We are a growing, fast-paced enterprise and seek to hire those that are willing to grow their careers in Ophthalmology and work in this type of environment.

Job Title
Ophthalmic Technician Lead/UKHC

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Work Location
Lexington, KY

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Required Related Experience

2 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Lifting, pushing or pulling of objects up to 50 lbs., standing for long periods of time


First shift, 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm


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Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Are you currently licensed as a Certified Ophthalmic Technician, or eligible to obtain this license by date of hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How many years of paid work experience do you have in an Ophthalmology clinic performing diagnostic tests?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  4. * Describe any diagnostic testing you performed regularly in previous positions.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe any prior responsibility for training other Ophthalmic personnel on diagnostic testing. What tests did you train others to perform?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Describe techniques you have used to motivate individuals in previous positions.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • HERCjobs.org (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • InsightIntoDiversity.com
    • Latinosinhighered.com
    • HospitalCareers.com
    • Indeed.com
    • LinkedIn.com
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter





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Posted: 3/10/2018
Application Due: 3/26/2018
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