Ophthalmic Technician - 121144
#121144 Ophthalmic TechnicianFiling Deadline: Mon 2/6/2023
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Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/06/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
Functions within the activities of all medically related paraprofessionals and office activities involving patient flow and care. Under the supervision of physicians, will participate in patient care involving history, diagnostic vision tests and visual field examinations. Will be responsible for maintaining timely and courteous patient flow. In addition, will organize and stock each examination room.
Ability to take patient history, evaluate patient problems and provide complete documentation in patient record.
Ability to perform tonometry, field of vision, visual acuity, measurement of eye refractive error, color vision, spectacle. measurement, and related tests.
Ability to develop and implement effective patient scheduling/ appointment system and coordinate the flow or necessary documents and referral services.
Ability to sterilize and maintain ophthalmology equipment and supplies in a clean, safe and orderly manner.
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
Knowledge of infection control principles in order to disinfect and sterilize equipment and to operate autoclave.
General knowledge of ophthalmic diseases, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment in order to carry out all functions.
Ability to communicate courteously and effectively with the public and medical personnel.
Knowledge of professional dress code.
Knowledge of (and high standards of) laboratory hygiene, biohazard handling, and universal precautions.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Recommend having attended an ophthalmic assistant course and willingness to attain Ophthalmic Assistant certification through JCAHPO.
Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $68,194 - $68,194 Annually
The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).
Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).
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