OPTOMETRIC TECHNICIAN (Jackson)

Location
Rio Grande Valley
Posted
May 11, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number SRGV3911 Working Title OPTOMETRIC TECHNICIAN (Jackson) Number of Vacancies 1 Location Rio Grande Valley Department School of Medicine / Clinical Affairs FTE 1.0 FLSA Non-Exempt Scope of Job

To support the Optometrist with daily office clinical/exam functions and perform other office required functions.

Description of Duties

•Assists the Optometrist in client examinations as needed.
•Triages the patients and performs the essential patient data as needed to room the patient. Records all results in the electronic medical record.
•Performs all required pre-examination clinical testing as ordered by the Optometrist. Records all results in the electronic record.
•Performs clerical duties for example scheduling follow up appointments, referrals, and other testing as directed by Optometrist.
•Distributes prescribed items and ensures that patients are properly educated.
•Ensures that all daily maintenance and calibration of vision testing equipment is completed and properly recorded daily. Reports and properly documents any changes or fluctuations in equipment.
•Schedules preventive maintenance for all optometry equipment as needed or on the clinical master schedule of preventive maintenance. May schedule other repair or maintenance on optometry equipment as needed. May need to properly prepare and arrange equipment for repair if needed and document all pertinent information.
•Performs general maintenance which includes cleaning and sanitizing office equipment. Prepares examination rooms for patients. Properly cleans and autoclaves instruments as needed and ensures safety measures are met and recorded.
•Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

General supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given

Direct supervision of assigned staff, as needed.

Required Education

High School Diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Education

Associate Degree in related area.

Licenses/Certifications

None.

Required Experience

One (1) year of experience working in a vision office performing optometric pre-examination testing.

Preferred Experience

Bilingual (English – Spanish)

Equipment

Use of standard office equipment. Use of all clinical and optometry equipment.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some travel and weekend work may be required. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Other

Knowledge of pre-examination equipment testing and retinal photography. Ability to multi-task and room multiple patients. Ability to multi-task and to work within a team.

Physical Capabilities

N/A

Employment Category Full-Time Minimum Salary Commensurate with Experience Posted Salary Commensurate with Experience Position Available Date 05/14/2019 Grant Funded Position No If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth
*Gender
*Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956)665-2451 and/or [email protected]

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Quick Link http://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/21135 Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you now, or previously, employed by The University of Texas System or any of its institutions?
    • Yes - I currently am employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • Yes - I have previously been employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • No - I have never been employed by the UT System or its institutions
  2. * Are you a current UTRGV employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please select your highest level of completed education.
    • 6th grade education
    • 10th grade education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree, Technical, or Trade School Degree/Certification or 60 Hours of College Hours
    • Bachelors Degree from an accredited university
    • Masters Degree from an accredited university
    • Ph. D. or other terminal degree from an accredited university
    • None of the above
  4. * Please provide the field of study for your education:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please indicate the number of years of full time work experience you have directly related to the position in which you are applying for:
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 years
    • 6 years
    • 7 years
    • 8 years
    • 9 years
    • 10 years
    • Over 10 years
  6. * Do you meet the minimum requirements for this position?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. Reference Letter 1
  4. Reference Letter 2
  5. Reference Letter 3
  6. Certifications and Licenses
  7. Training Certificates
  8. Other Document
  9. List of 3 References
  10. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  11. Unofficial Transcripts 3
  12. Letter of Interest
  13. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  14. Additional Document

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