Ophthalmic Technician I Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Naples at University of Miami in Miami, Florida

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

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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.

The Ophthalmic Technician I is able to effectively perform appropriate clinical testing and understands the theory, principles and practice of eye care. The duties will include proper documentation/completion in the EMR system, in compliance with department standards.

The Ophthalmic Technician I tasks include but are not limited to performing the following procedures on patients of all ages:

Elicitation and recording of all elements of history that are required by external authorities and/or department regulations Visual acuity measurement with: Digital visual acuity system or projector chart E-card Near point cards Hand motion techniques, including directionality Light perception with and without projection Pinhole Brightness Acuity Tester (BAT) Interferometry Measurement of the optical characteristics of spectacle lenses with the manual lensometer and/or auto lensometer Retinoscopy Keratometry: traditional, auto, and photokeratoscopy Refraction: Using phropter, auto refracter, cycloplegic, and trial frame at distance and near Amsler grid assessment Confrontation visual fields Pupillary evaluation Biomicroscopy: General examination and Von Herrick chamber angle estimation Ocular surface dysfunction assessment:
  • Tear break-up time (TBUT)
  • Schirmer testing
  • Fluoreseein and rose bengal stein pattern

Applanation tonometry:
  • Goldmann
  • Tonopen
  • ICare

Insertion and removal of hard and soft contact lenses Administration of diagnostic pharmaceutical agents Humphrey Visual Field testing Color vision screening Inventory management e.g. supply ordering Organizing rooms for daily clinical activities Performance of blood pressure check whenever needed

Minimum Qualifications (Essential Requirements):


Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent.

Graduation from an ophthalmic technician school is desirable.

BLS/CPR certified

A minimum of two years relevant experience as an ophthalmic technician Ability to travel to organization's satellites Ability to be flexible in work schedule and Saturdays if needed Ability to conform to applicable HIPAA guidelines privacy policy and procedures Ability to use computers to document technical work up through EMR Ability to communicate effectively (written & verbal) with employees and patients Ability to conform to dress code Special certification licenses - none required

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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