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Ophthalmic Technician II

  • Job ID: 410859390
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • 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: $19.41 to $32.25 / hour

Description

Purpose:
This role would be an Ophthalmic Technician I within the outpatient suite at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. This role will work on a team of technicians and physicians and will be responsible for working up patients as well as other administrative tasks. This individual is responsible for providing chairside patient assistance performing and retrieving all pertinent information needed for physician to diagnose and treat patients. Some experience as an Ophthalmic Technician working up patients and with some imaging preferred but not required. Administrative work scheduling, Prescription refills, prior authorizations also will be part of this role. The equipment used at Children’s including:  Stereo Vision, Color Vision, Distance and Near Vision, Refracting.  We will consider all levels of the career ladder. The final title and pay will determined be experience and certification. 

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, Schirmers, 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 experience as an Ophthalmic Technician
  • COA certificate required.


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

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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