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Ophthalmic Technician I

  • Job ID: 084858397
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday - Friday daylight
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 65471 POP14 EYE Childrens Hospital
  • Location: 11279 Perry Highway, Wexford PA 15090
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $18.24 to $30.32 / hour

Description

Purpose:

University of Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Division is hiring Ophthalmic Imaging Technician for our UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh location in Lawrenceville, PA. If you want to be part of the Life Changing Medicine team for one of the top ten children's hospital in the nation, this is the team for you.  You will perform variety of testing in the Pediatric Ophthalmology Imaging Department. We will consider all levels of our career ladder.  The final title and pay will be determined by your experience and certifications.

Responsibilities:

  • You will be the first point of contact for our patients to obtain history, and will place testing orders, code, and perform imaging as needed during EAU. 
  • You will clean, calibrate, maintain, and troubleshoot equipment.
  • Pupillary assessment: measurement, compare and evaluate.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform: Visual fields, OCT, Lenstar, A-scan/B-scan, OPTOS, corneal Topograpy.  Microperimetry Slit Lamp & Fundus Photography, FA and ICG. 
  • Upload images for rounds, research, and patient chart. EMR charting, fax referral, and patient calls as needed. 
  • Travel to satellite office as needed
  • 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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