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Ophthalmic Technician II

  • Job ID: 041309502
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday - Friday daylight shifts
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 65480 POP14 EYE Mercy
  • Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $19.41 to $32.25 / hour

Description

Purpose:
University of Pittsburgh Physicians for the Department of Ophthalmology is hiring Ophthalmic Technician II for the UPMC Mercy location.  This role will involve testing and photography for the eye clinic. This individual is responsible for providing chairside patient assistance performing and retrieving all pertinent information needed for physician to diagnose and treat patients.  We will consider all levels of the career ladder. The final title and pay will be determined by experience and certifications. 

Responsibilities:

  • Pupillary assessment: measurement, compare and evaluate.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform: fundus, external photos, slit lamp photos, Ascan (sonomed, iol master & Lenstar) topography, OCT
  • Visual acuity assessment: with and without correction, distance, near and intermediate, pinhole, best corrected, potential acuity, brightness acuity
  • History taking to include ocular, medical, medication, social and family.
  • Lensometry & Keratometry: automated and manual
  • Supplemental skills: pachymetry, calibrating biometry instruments, Schirmer?s, Rose Bengal, glare testing, color testing
  • Contact lenses: insertion, removal and instructions
  • Refractometry: manifest refractometry & auto-refractor, transposing scripts
  • Angle assessment & proper dilation of pupils.
  • Ocular Motility: functions & anomalies, cover tests, stereo-acuity, nystagmus
  • Tonometry: Goldmann, Icare, Tonopen and the care and proper disinfection of each
  • Visual fields: Amsler grid, confrontation fields, automated perimetry
  • 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.

 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required
  • One year as an Ophthalmic Technician required
  • COA certificate required.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 34
  • COA certification

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