Job location: Palm Beach Gardens, FL
The University of Miami Bascom Palmer Eye Institute – Palm Beach Gardens has exciting opportunity for an Ophthalmic Technician I
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.
Prepares exam rooms for daily clinical activities. Monitors and maintains the appropriate levels of minor equipment, dry goods, and pharmaceuticals in clinic. Tests patient's far acuity, near acuity, peripheral vision, depth perception, and color perception. Examines eye for abnormalities. Applies drops to anesthetize, dilate, or medicate eyes. Measures intraocular pressure of eyes. Tests patient's field of vision, including central and peripheral vision, for defects, and charts test results on graph paper. Measures axial length of eye using ultrasound equipment. Performs other related tests and measurements. Administers placement of hard and soft contact lenses. Documents patients’ histories and gives instructions to patients concerning eye care. Performs technical workups and special testing. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
Department Specific Functions
The Ophthalmic Technician I tasks include but are not limited to performing the following procedures on patients of all ages:
1. Elicitation and recording of all elements of history that are required by external authorities and/or department regulations
2. 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
3. Measurement of the optical characteristics of spectacle lenses with the manual lensometer and/or auto lensometer
5. Keratometry: traditional, auto, and photokeratoscopy
6. Refraction: Using phropter, auto refracter, cycloplegic, and trial frame at distance and near
7. Amsler grid assessment
8. Confrontation visual fields
9. Pupillary evaluation
10. Biomicroscopy: General examination and Von Herrick chamber angle estimation
High School diploma or equivalent
Certification and Licensing:
Minimum 2 years of relevant experience
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.Job Status:Full timeEmployee Type:StaffPay Grade:h83
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