Ophthalmic Technician/UKHC at University of Kentucky

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Location: Lexington, Kentucky





Job Description:

University of Kentucky

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

Posting Details

Job Title Ophthalmic Technician/UKHC
Requisition Number RE13144
Working Title Ophthalmic Technician Certified
Department Name 7H854:OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE
Work Location Lexington
Grade Level 06
Salary Range $13.58-21.06/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
HS
Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience
1 yr
Required License/Registration/Certification
COA
Physical Requirements
Standing, walking for extended periods of time.
Shift
40hrs - Monday-Friday 8:00a - 5:00p
Job Summary
The Ophthalmic Technician position is front-line staff in the Department of Ophthalmology.

Will interact 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 complaints, 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 subspecialties 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.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 02/11/2018
University 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 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)
  2. * Do you hold a current license as a Certified Opthalmic Assistant (COA) or are eligible to obtain this by date of hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please indicate the number of years of paid work experience you have in an ophthalmology clinic setting.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  4. * Please indicate the number of year of paid work experience performing diagnostic testing in an ophthalmology clinic setting.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  5. * 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)
  6. * 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 Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

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