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Ophthalmic Technician/UKHC

Job description



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

We expect the person in this position to treat all persons with respect and dignity in a courteous manner, anticipating and fulfilling others' needs while respecting their privacy.

We expect our staff to provide and align their care of patients in support of our goal to be a preferred patient care provider.

The Ophthalmic Technician will perform patient intake, initiating documentation of the patient's chief complains, medical history/review of systems, medication reconciliation, provide support for any in-clinic procedures, and provide patient education for surgeries, medications, testing and treatment.

This position will perform all standard preliminary vision testing and demonstrate proficiency in basic/specialized ophthalmic pretesting, demonstrating knowledge of sub-specialties and what testing is needed for each patient.

It is expected that this position will follow all safety procedures per protocol guidelines. In addition, this position will be required to inventory, clean and stock rooms between patients and during down times to ensure all supplies, medication and equipment are readily available. We are a fast-paced and growing ophthalmology enterprise and hire people who seek to grow their career in ophthalmology and who enjoy working in this type of environment.

There are multiple Ophthalmic Technician positions open. Please apply for all positions.




Job Title
Ophthalmic Technician/UKHC

Requisition Number
RE16198

Working Title
Ophthalmic Technician Certified

Department Name
7H854:OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE

Work Location
Lexington

Grade Level
06

Salary Range
$13.58-21.06/hour

Type of Position
Staff

Position Time Status
Full-Time

Required Education

HS



Click here for more information about equivalencies:
http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies

Required Related Experience

1 yr



Required License/ Registration/Certification

COA



Physical Requirements

Standing for long periods of time, regular walking, lifting objects up to 25 lbs.



Shift

Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm



Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

Excellent oral and written communication skills, electronic medical record, initiative, patient confidentiality, strong work ethic, team player, attention to detail, problem solving.



Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
No

Preferred Education/Experience

More than 1 year related ophthalmic patient care.



Deadline to Apply
11/18/2018

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. * Do you hold a current certification as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant or a Certified Ophthalmic Technician, per JCAHPO standards?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please indicate the number of years of paid work experience you have in an ophthalmology clinic setting.
    • 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. * Please indicate the number of year of paid work experience performing diagnostic testing in an ophthalmology clinic setting.
    • 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
  5. * Describe the most recent ophthalmology practice you worked in (any subspecialty) and the types of diagnostic testing and pre-testing you performed on a regular basis.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * 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
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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