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.
7H842:OPHTHALMOLOGY COMMUNITY CLINICS
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Required License/ Registration/Certification
Lifting, pushing or pulling of objects up to 50 lbs., standing for long periods of time
40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Electronic health record, ophthalmic patient care
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
Minimum 6 months ophthalmology patient care plus 6 months or more related experience preferred.
Deadline to Apply
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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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- * Do you have the Certified Ophthalmic Assistant certification (COA per JCAHPO standards)?
- * How many years of paid work experience do you have in an Ophthalmology practice?
- More than 0, up through 1 year
- More than 1 year, up through 3 years
- More than 3 years
- * 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)
- * Do you have any experience in sub-specialty care? If so, list the sub-specialties you have worked with.
(Open Ended Question)
- * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
- The Chronicle of Higher Education
- Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
- HERCjobs.org (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
- Academic Keys
- A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
- None of the above
- Cover Letter