Optometric Technician

Job description

Posting Number:

S05722P

Working Title:

Optometric Technician

Department:

UHC Vision Clinic

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

Posting Type:

External

Retirement Plan:

TRS

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday through Friday 8:00 am until 5:00 pm

Advertised Salary:

$34,315

Posting Date:

02/18/2021

Open until filled:

Yes

Proposed Starting Date:

03/15/2021

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification Title:

Medical Technical/Paraprofessional/Professional

FLSA:

Non-Exempt

FTE:

1.00

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in a Student Health Care environment. Bachelor’s degree in related field from an accredited college or university preferred. Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) or Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) preferred. Certified by the National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) preferred. Three (3) years’ experience in a healthcare environment preferred.

Position Summary:

This position provides support for the Optometrists and is responsible for performing preliminary testing on patients prior to examination by Optometrist. They are proficient with using an auto refractor/keratometer and auto lensmeter. They are responsible for performing preventative and diagnostic testing including visual fields, retinal photography, corneal topography, OCT, and pachymetry. This position is responsible for patient flow to include: communication with patient care teams on a continual basis throughout the day; maintaining timeliness with patient preliminary testing, diagnostic testing as well as other duties; ensuring that our patients receive courteous and prompt service and that all patient needs are met before each patient leaves the clinic. They will ensure that all patient charts are properly documented with necessary, complete and accurate details within the electronic medical record. They will also track and restock medical solutions, medications and supplies as needed as well as maintaining and cleaning equipment properly.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Competency with Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems. Proficient in contact lens training and lens care. Familiar with contact lens brands and parameters. Understanding of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) within the eye care field. Effectively and professionally communicate with other departments, clinicians and co-workers to resolve patient issues. Will possess strong customer service and communication skills, excellent verbal skills, computer skills, strong basic math skills, sales skills and handling multiple tasks with flexibility and attention to detail.

Physical Demands:

Lift and move heavy objects (up to 40 lbs.). Lift, stoop, bend, and perform a variety of tasks using good manual dexterity. Stand for long periods of time (4-8 hours). See small objects clearly and see different colors. Hear and transcribe phone orders. Operate all equipment. Fine motor skills.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:

No

Is this a Position of Trust?:

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:

No

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

Yes

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

Yes

Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Preliminary Testing: Operate refractor/keratometer and auto lensmeter

Percentage of time:

30

Duties/Responsibilities:

Preventative and Diagnostic Testing: Perform visual fields, retinal photography, corneal topography, OCT, and pachymetry

Percentage of time:

20

Duties/Responsibilities:

Patient Care and Patient Flow: Communicate with patient care teams on a continual basis throughout the day; maintaining timeliness with patient preliminary testing, diagnostic testing as well as other duties; ensuring that our patients receive courteous and prompt service and that all patient needs are met before each patient leaves the clinic

Percentage of time:

20

Duties/Responsibilities:

Medical Chart Documentation: Ensure that all patient charts are properly documented with necessary, complete and accurate details within the electronic medical record.

Percentage of time:

20

Duties/Responsibilities:

Medication, Equipment and Inventory Management: Track and restock medical solutions, medications and supplies as needed as well as maintaining and cleaning equipment properly.

Percentage of time:

10

 

 

 

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Posted: 2/20/2021
Application Due: 5/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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