Ophthalmic Assistant/UKHC

Job description

The Ophthalmic Assistant 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 Assistant 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 basic ophthalmic pretesting and 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.

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Ophthalmic Assistant/UKHC

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No experience required.

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Physical Requirements

Standing for long periods of time, lifting, pushing or pulling objects up to 25 lbs.


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


Excellent oral and written communication, electronic medical records, patient confidentiality, strong work ethic, positive attitude, initiative, problem solving.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Healthcare experience preferred.

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

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  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. * 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
  3. * Please indicate your paid employment experience working in healthcare.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  4. * Describe the most recent clinic/healthcare setting you worked in, including your specific duties and responsibilities.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe any vision testing or ophthalmic testing you have performed.

    (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

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 11/3/2018
    Application Due: 11/19/2018
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