Job Description

Payroll Title:
HOSP LAB TCHN 1
Department:
OPHTHALMOLOGY
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
Shiley Eye Institute
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
1
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#117024 Ophthalmic Assistant

Extended Deadline: Wed 7/13/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 06/17/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 06/29/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

DESCRIPTION

Under supervision of physician and supervisor, performs general assistance in ophthalmology procedures: taking history, visual acuity, visual fields, color vision, refractions, tonometry, spectacle measurement and related services. Organizes and stocks examination rooms. Performs other related functions as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from college with a major in an applicable natural science; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to perform tonometry, field of vision, visual acuity, measurement of eye refractive error, color vision, spectacle measurement, and related tests.

  • General knowledge of ophthalmic diseases, symptoms, diagnosis andtreatment in order to carry out all functions.

  • Ability to train and educate patients, staff, residents, medical students and the general community regarding ophthalmology clinic services and procedures, hospital procedures and necessary patient instructions.

  • Ability to take patient history, evaluate patient problems and provide complete documentation in patient record.

  • Knowledge of infection control principles in order to disinfectand sterilize equipment and to operate autoclave. Ability to sterilize and maintain ophthalmology equipment and supplies in a clean, safe and orderly manner.

  • Knowledge of (and high standards of) laboratory hygiene, biohazard handling, and universal precautions.

  • Ability to communicate courteously and effectively with the publicand medical personnel.

  • Knowledge of professional dress code.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Certified Ophthalmic Assistant preferred.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

  • Completion of the AAO Home Study Test, or two to five (2-5) years experience working as a technician.

  • Some overtime may be required. Flexible schedule available.


Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

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