Ophthalmic Technician

Updated: 6 months ago
Location: Miami, FLORIDA

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine-UHealth is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. At the U, we are committed to attracting and retaining a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Our Faculty teach students who represent the future of medicine. Our researchers are discovering breakthrough patient treatments. 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 subspecialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. 

The Ophthalmology Department of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital has an exciting opportunity for an Ophthalmic  Technician. This individual is responsible for assisting the ophthalmologist by gathering data pertaining to the patient’s visual status and maintaining an environment conductive to the delivery of efficient quality eye care. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not excluded to eliciting and recording patient and family ocular history. Eliciting and recording patient family medical history. Measurement of visual acuity at distance and near with: projector chart E-card near point cards hand motion techniques, including directionality light perception with and without projection pinhole Brightness Acuity Tester (BAT) Interferometry. Lensometery: measurement of the optical characteristics of spectacle lenses with the Lensometer and/or auto Lensometer. Retinoscopy, Keratometry: traditional, auto, and Photokeratoscopy. Refraction: using Phoropter, auto refraction, Cycloplegic, and trial frame at distance and near. Amsler grid assessment, confrontation visual fields, pupillary evaluation. Biomicroscopy: general examination and Von Herrick chamber angle estimation. Ocular source dysfunction assessment: tear break-up time, Schirmer testing, Fluorescein and rose Bengal stain patterns. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Minimum qualifications for this position is a High School diploma or equivalent. Certification as an Ophthalmic Technician (COA) is preferred. Have either graduated from an ophthalmic technical school, have one (1) year work experience as an Ophthalmic Technician or possess skills enumerated for primary duties and responsibilities. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency in computer skills. Ability to work flexible schedule. Adherence to applicable HIPAA guidelines. Ability to travel to organizations satellite locations. Conform to dress code. Ability to work in Ophthalmology sub-specialties. Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.

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