|Department||Ophthalmology & Visual Science/UIHC|
|Working Title||Ophthalmic Technician|
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Ophthalmology is seeking temporary Ophthalmic Technicians (GC84; 09) to perform an extensive number of routine and advanced technical procedures, as delegated by the physician, to collect medical data and assist in patient care. Responsible for day-to-day operations and interaction with patients to obtain medical histories and precise measurement and documentation of:
Responsibilities may also include scribing for physicians, and assisting physicians with clinical procedures. Duties to include:
· Performance of Procedure
o Performs functions and diagnostic testing such as visual acuity, tonometry, lensometry, eye drop installation, topography, auto-refraction, tear-testing, and other tests as appropriate to the assigned subspecialty clinic.
o Enters data into computer.
o If needed, scribing for physicians entering medical information into Epic, the Electronic Medical Record.
o Reads lens corrections from lensometer.
o May perform tonometry, visual acuity testing and eye drop instillation.
· Aseptic Technique
o Uses procedures, skills, techniques to prevent cross contamination and transmission of infection according to infection control standards, policies, and guidelines.
o Cares for patient with known or potentially contagious infections according to written protocols.
· Care of Supplies and Equipment
o Keeps exam room stocked with necessary supplies.
o Maintains and calibrates equipment properly.
o Uses supplies and equipment in a cost-efficient manner.
· Documents patient information regarding testing.
· Demonstrates punctual and dependable attendance at work.
INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS WITH STAFF
· Uses appropriate organizational lines of authority.
CONDUCT TOWARDS PATIENTS
· Maintains patient confidentiality.
· Follows university, hospital, and department policies and procedures.
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®
Percent of Time: Variable according to clinic needs
Schedule: M-F, 8:00 - 5:00 as needed
Location: UIHC, Iowa City
Hourly Rate: $18.11/hr
Pay Grade: 09
Minimum Eligibility Requirements
Three years of health care experience involving direct patient care including some use and maintenance of specialized medical equipment with at least one year of the prior experience at the level of a Clinical Technician II or equivalent, or a combination of related education and experience.
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.
|Application Instructions||In order to be considered, please e-mail current CV, desirable cover letter and (3) references that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position to Michael Bray at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Ad Start Date||12/30/2022|
|Ad End Date||12/31/2023|