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 subspecialties 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 downtimes 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.
Certified Ophthalmic Technician
7H854:OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE
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Required Related Experience
Required License/ Registration/Certification
Standing for long periods of time.
8:00 am-5:00 pm.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
Deadline to Apply
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Posting Specific Questions
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- * Please indicate the number of years of paid work experience you have in an ophthalmology clinic setting.
- 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
- * Do you hold a current certification as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant or a Certified Ophthalmic Technician, per JCAHPO standards?
- * Please describe the various diagnostic testing you have done in the previous ophthalmic clinics in which you worked.
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- * 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.
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