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Ophthalmology Technician

City

Jacksonville

State

Florida

Telecommute

No

Department

Ophthalmology

Position description

The Ophthalmology Technician is responsible for preparing the patient for their eye examination prior to being seen by providers within the Department of Ophthalmology.

The Ophthalmology Technician works directly with patient care.

The technician's duties are measurement of visual acuity, manual lensometry, tonometry, pupil evaluation, anterior chamber depth measurement, instillation of eye medications, color vision testing, patient medical history, assisting with laser procedures, assisting with minor surgical procedures and instructions to patients and/or individuals accompanying patients.

Data derived from these tests are presented to the staffing Ophthalmologist/Optometrist.

The Ophthalmology Technician is expected to establish and maintain professional interaction with patients, physicians and allied health staff and participate as a member of the Ophthalmology staff with various tasks as assigned by Supervisor.

Qualifications

Position requires one year ophthalmology experience with COA or COT certification REQUIRED.

Contact lens experience is helpful.

Strong communication and organization skills are needed.

The Ophthalmology Technician must be able to work independently, meet special needs of a diverse patient population, provide competent assistance with laser procedures, function in a high-paced, multi-specialty area, and assist in other technical duties.

Physical capabilities include the ability to be able to spend long periods on their feet.

Basic computer knowledge is necessary and must be capable of learning new computer skills and adapting to the Electronic Environment on an ongoing basis.

The Eye Ophthalmology Technician must possess a friendly and helpful approach to patient care.

Employee will be trained on the job and then will be eligible to sit for NCLE certification.

Additional qualifications

NCLE certified preferred.

License or certification

COA or COT REQUIRED.

Current CPR certification.

Exemption status

Non-exempt

Compensation Detail

Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.

The minimum pay rate is $18.03 per hour.

Benefits eligible

No

Schedule

Supplemental/On-call/Per Diem

Hours / Pay period

as needed

Schedule details

W-F, 7:30-4:30a as needed

Site description

Jacksonville is the largest city in area in the continental United States.

A beautiful coastal Florida city that features excellent year-round climate, over 20 miles of beaches and outstanding outdoor recreational, cultural and family-oriented amenities.

The "River City by the Sea" has an excellent school system, reasonable cost of living and a thriving business environment.

Medical professionals and patients are drawn to Jacksonville by an extraordinary network of high-profile healthcare facilities.

Jacksonville continues to grow as more people relocate from all over the U.S.

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