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Ophthalmic Technician I

  • Job ID: 896190074
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday - Friday daylight shift
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 65471 POP14 EYE Childrens Hospital
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $18.24 to $30.32 / hour

Description

Purpose:
UPMC is looking for Ophthalmic technician for the UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh location.  UPMC offer a comprehensive benefit package.  We will consider all levels of our career ladder for the role. The final title and pay will be determined by education, experience, and certifications. Obtain detailed information from patients and perform a variety of diagnostic tests to the eyes to aid in the diagnosis and treatment course

Responsibilities:

  • Refractometry: auto-refractor, transposing scripts from + to -
  • Contact lenses: insertion, removal, and instructions
  • Pupillary assessment: measurement, compare and evaluate.
  • History taking to include ocular, medical, medication, social and family.
  • Lensometry: automated and manual.
  • Angle assessment & dilation of pupils
  • Assist with maintaining office inventory, notifying appropriate staff when supplies are needed, restocking exam rooms, cleaning, and sterilizing of instruments and cleaning patient exam rooms at end of day.
  • Visual fields: Amsler grid & confrontation fields
  • Supplemental skills: Color testing, glare test
  • Ocular Motility: Knowledge of the functions & anomalies, cover tests, stereo-acuity, nystagmus
  • Tonometry: Icare, Tonopen and the care and proper disinfection of
  • Visual acuity assessment: with and without correction, distance, near and intermediate, pinhole, best corrected, potential acuity, brightness acuity

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Experience as an Ophthalmic Technician in an Ophthalmology office or combination of related education and/or experience preferred.
  • Completion of AAO Home Study Course is preferred.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

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  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct