Ophthalmic Assistant/UKHC

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Posting Details

Job TitleOphthalmic Assistant/UKHCRequisition NumberRE24294Working TitleDepartment Name7H854:OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCEWork LocationLexington, KYGrade Level06Salary Range$13.58-21.83/hourType of PositionStaffPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education


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

No experience required.

Required License/Registration/Certification


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

Job Summary

The Ophthalmic Assistant – Non-Certified is the entry level position for those wishing to gain ophthalmic technican experience with UK Advanced Eye Care. We want to be the preferred provider for subspecialty ophthalmic eye care and optometry, and will train you, on the job, in the various skills and diagnostics required to appropriately care for our patients. We encourage continuing education and eventual certification for our ophthalmic technicians.
This position is expected to demonstrate excellence in customer service, greeting patients in the waiting room and bringing them into the clinic for initial intake and preliminary testing. This position will learn and eventually demonstrate a basic knowledge of the various diagnostics that are used in our practice.
In addition, as part of the clinical team, this position will help maintain adequate supplies in the clinic in patient rooms and procedure rooms. We are a fast-paced, patient-centered enterprise and seek to hire individuals who enjoy working in this type of environment.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

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

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/Experience

Healthcare and/or customer service

Deadline to Apply09/21/2020University 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 seeks to attract, develop and retain highly skilled and competent employees, to provide the best experience for every patient, every time. If selected for a position, do you agree to abide by the UK HealthCare Values of diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * 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)

  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. * Please indicate your years of paid work experience in customer service.
    • None
    • More than 0, through 1 year
    • More than 1, through 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  5. * Define your understanding of "teamwork" and give a recent example of how you demonstrated being a team player in a work setting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Describe the most recent clinic/healthcare setting you worked in, including your specific duties and responsibilities.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * 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 DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 9/18/2020
    Application Due: 9/23/2020
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