Per Diem Ophthalmic Visual Field Technician (Plantation)

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Job location: Plantation, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-11-09
Req: R100042836
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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The University of Miami Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has an exciting opportunity for an Ophthalmic Technician.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Determines the optical characteristics of spectacle lenses with the lensometer or autolensometer
  • Performs the following test procedures on patients of all ages, including children and the elderly:
    • Confrontation fields
    • Goldmann visual fields
    • Humphrey visual fields
    • Amsler grid
    • Insertion and removal of hard and soft contact lenses
    • Administration of eye drops
    • Keratometry: standard and auto
    • Auto refraction
    • Specialized visual fields performed for the ocular studies
    • Tonometry: Goldmann and tonopen
  • Measures the visual acuity, at distance and near with the:
    • Projector chart
    • E-card
    • Hand motion techniques, including directionality
    • Light perception with and without projection
    • Pinhole visual acuity
    • Near point card
  • Monitors and maintains the levels of minor equipment
  • Educates patients on testing procedure
  • Performs vital signs on patients having laser procedures or when directed by the Physician
  • Monitors the progress and facilitates the testing of patients undergoing diagnostic testing and/or consultations in other areas/departments
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Education Requirements (Essential Requirements):
  • High School diploma or equivalent

Work Experience Requirements (Essential Requirements):
  • One year of relevant work experience in a medical setting

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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Posted: 11/10/2020
Application Due: 2/8/2021
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