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Ophthalmic Technician I

  • Job ID: 244690172
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 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: $18.78 to $31.22 / hour

Description

Purpose:
Obtain detailed information from patients and perform a variety of diagnostic tests to the eyes to aid in the diagnosis and treatment course

Responsibilities:

  • Complete all elements of patient work-up, including chief complaint, visual assessments, and medical history
  • Assist physicians and optometrists with exams as needed
  • Complete administrative tasks, such as patient phone calls, scheduling appointments, pharmacy requests, and vision authorizations
  • Perform additional testing as needed, including visual fields, OCTs, fundus photography, and other ancillary tests
  • Refractometry: auto-refractor, transposing scripts from + to -
  • Contact lenses: insertion, removal and instructions
  • Pupillary assessment: measurement, compare and evaluate
  • 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 instruments and cleaning patient exam rooms at end of day
  • 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:
Valid CPR certification
 

  • 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
  • Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more. 

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