Ophthalmic Technician 2
University of Miami

Miami, Florida

Posted in Education and Training


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CORE JOB FUNCTIONS

Prepares exam rooms for daily clinical activities.

Monitors and maintains the appropriate levels of minor equipment, dry goods, and pharmaceuticals in clinic.

Tests patient's far acuity, near acuity, peripheral vision, depth perception, and color perception.

Examines eye for abnormalities.

Applies drops to anesthetize, dilate, or medicate eyes.

Measures intraocular pressure of eyes.

Tests patient's field of vision, including central and peripheral vision, for defects, and charts test results on graph paper.

Measures axial length of eye using ultrasound equipment.

Performs other related tests and measurements. Administers placement of hard and soft contact lenses.

Documents patients' histories and gives instructions to patients concerning eye care.

Performs technical workups and special testing.

Serves as a Certified Ophthalmic Scribe or a Certified National Study Ophthalmic Technician.

Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

Department Specific Functions

The Ophthalmic Technician tasks include but are not limited to performing the following procedures on patients of all ages:

1. Elicitation and recording of all elements of history that are required by external authorities and/or department regulations

2. Visual acuity measurement with:

Digital visual acuity system or projector chart E-card Near point cards Hand motion techniques, including directionality Light perception with and without projection Pinhole Brightness Acuity Tester (BAT) Interferometry

3. Measurement of the optical characteristics of spectacle lenses with the manual lensometer and/or auto lensometer

4. Retinoscopy

5. Keratometry: traditional, auto, and photokeratoscopy

6. Refraction: Using phropter, auto refracter, cycloplegic, and trial frame at distance and near

7. Amsler grid assessment

8. Confrontation visual fields

9. Pupillary evaluation

10. Biomicroscopy: General examination and Von Herrick chamber angle estimation

11. Ocular surface dysfunction assessment:

  • Tear break-up time (TBUT)
  • Schirmer testing
  • Fluoreseein and rose bengal stein pattern
12. Applanation tonometry:
  • Goldmann
  • Tonopen
  • ICare
13. Insertion and removal of hard and soft contact lenses

14. Administration of diagnostic pharmaceutical agents

15. Humphrey Visual Field testing

16. Color vision screening

17. Inventory management e.g. supply ordering

18. Organizing rooms for daily clinical activities

19. Performance of blood pressure check whenever needed

Other Considerations:

Environmental hazards

Exposure to TB

Exposure to Blood-borne Pathogens

Exposure to Radiant Energy

Outdoor/Exposed areas

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

Job Status:
Full time

Employee Type:
Staff

Pay Grade:
h84



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