Job Description

Job Title: Ocular Electrophysiology Tech
Job ID: 721927
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Various daylight shifts
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: POP14 EYE Childrens Hospital
Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224

Description

Purpose:
To assist the Ocular Electrophysiology Laboratory in providing a comprehensive range of Visual Electrophysiology diagnostic testing as directed by and following the instructions of the Director of Ocular Electrophysiology. Testing includes but is not limited to Electrophysiology (ERG, EOG, VEP) or Ultrasonography (Bscan, UBM, Doppler B Scan, Ascan) or OCT.

Responsibilities:
  • Administers topical eye drops in accordance with physician's written orders
  • Coordinates the day-to-day interaction of Ocular Electrophysiology with other health care departments. Ensures that scheduling requests are dealt with promptly and that all necessary billing functions are carried out in a timely manner.
  • Develops and updates testing protocols.
  • Distracts the patient in order to attract and maintain fixations.
  • Ensures accurate logging and filing of data from the visual electrophysiology tests performed. Is responsible for its availability and integrity and follows all regulations relating to data confidentiality as outlined by HIPAA.
  • Ensures the quality of test results. Completes calibration of all equipment on a regular schedule. Ensures all equipment is in working order, is up-to-date on all preventative maintenance and compliant with all regulatory agencies. Immediately reports deficiencies to the Director and Clinical Engineering.
  • Explains and clearly communicates to parents/patients the purpose and performance of all tests to be done, taking into account the stress of the parents/patients.
  • Maintains laboratory and clinical space to a high standard.
  • Measure and tabulate the findings of electrophysiological tests.
  • Must have a good working knowledge of ophthalmology and visual testing to assist physicians and respond to patient questions.
  • Orders and maintains all supplies necessary for operations in the Ocular Electrophysiology Laboratory. Works towards quality assurance while containing costs.
  • Participates in clinical research projects.
  • Participates in teaching organized by the Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology. Assists in the preparation of materials for teaching and/or research as requested by faculty and staff.
  • Performs Ultrasonography, Bscan, UBM, Doppler B Scan, Ascan or OCT. but not exclusively. Performs, when needed, Automated Humphrey Visual Field, Goldmann Visual Field, Visual Acuity and Color Testing.
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies, values and behaviors.
  • Performs the following electrophysiology tests, but not exclusively: Electroretinography (ERG); Electrooculography (EOG) and Visual Evoked Potential (VEP).
  • Positions the patient for optimal stimulation according to each tests protocol.
  • Prepares the patient for electrophysiology testing by applying surface and corneal electrodes, as necessary.
  • Problem solves and prioritizes workload to ensure smooth and efficient daily operations. Works independently with minimal supervision in a fast-paced outpatient setting.
  • Record a range of electrophysiological responses after a period of training.
  • Takes into account abnormal eye movements, head postures and the physical restraints of wheelchairs and beds in order to adapt visual electrophysiological techniques as necessary to suit the need of the child and ensure optimum, high quality results are maintained at all times. This includes dealing with distressing emotional situations, dealing with patients with a range of ophthalmologic, neurologic, genetic and metabolic conditions in whom cranial, facial or ocular wounds, tracheostomy, ventilation, IVs, NG tubes, etc., and posture constraints must be considered.
  • Trains new and current staff, medical residents and fellows on all equipment as well as new technologies as they become available for Electrophysiology. Assists the department in researching and cost comparing new equipment for capital budget purposes.

Qualifications

  • Two (2) years' experience in an Ocular Electrophysiology Laboratory
  • or
  • Three (3) years' experience in ocular testing with emphasis on visual field testing
  • or
  • Bachelor's degree in Science, preferably neurosciences is required. Ophthalmic technician experience is preferred

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 31 Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $18.24 to $30.32

Union Position: No

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