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Ophthalmic Technician - Ophthalmic Technician

Company: The University of Chicago Medical Center
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Ophthalmic TechnicianJob Description

Be a part of a world-class academic healthcare system at UChicago Medicine as an Ophthalmic Technician with our Ophthalmology clinic in Hyde Park. The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science provides medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases. The department members' interests include cataract surgery with lens implantation, transplantation including corneal diseases plus refractive surgery, vitreo-retinal surgery, and medical diseases of the retina including special treatment of diabetic retinopathy and age-related retinal degenerations, eye plastic surgery, strabismus surgery, and neuro-ophthalmology.

Sign-On Bonus Eligible!

In this role, under the direction of the Eye Center manager, the Ophthalmic Technician assists the attending physicians in the exam and care of the Eye Center patients.

Essential Job Functions:

* Take patient medical, past medical, family, and medication histories. Record patient ocular history.
* Measure and record visual acuities and intraocular pressures.
* Evaluate the pupil, estimate the anterior chamber depth, and examine the eyes for afferent papillary defect.
* Administer eye drops, dressings, and shields.
* Assist physician in surgical procedures.
* Instruct the patient on post-operative care and documents accordingly.
* Exhibit basic knowledge and understanding of ocular motility, visual fields, contact lenses (basic principles & fitting procedures), and ocular pharmacology. Perform color vision, lensometry, exophthalmetry, Amsler Grid, and Schirmer testing.
* Maintain instruments, equipment, and a clean/sterile environment.
* Maintain supply inventory and orders accordingly.
* Prepare clinic for routine readiness review.
* Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

* Must have a high school diploma or equivalency.
* Successful completion of an accredited program for Ophthalmic Technicians is required.
* Applicant should possess one year of satisfactory, work experience under ophthalmological supervision.
* Must be certified by the Joint Commission on Allied Health personnel in Ophthalmology or equivalent.
* Considerable skills in communicating verbally, in handling public contact with discretion, tact and courtesy, and in determining priorities, organizing work, working independently and in making decisions.
* CPR certification required.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) or Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT)

Position Details:

* Job Type/FTE: Full-Time (1.0 FTE)
* Shift: Evening - 8-hour shift
* Unit/Department: Ophthalmology
* CBA Code: Non-Union

In this role, we anticipate that you will generally work approximately 40 hours per week. We anticipate that you will generally be scheduled to work day shift, from approximately 8:000am-4:30pm and will not be scheduled for on-call shifts. We anticipate you will be scheduled to work 100% at the Hyde Park campus. The days of the week that you are scheduled will be Monday-Friday. You will not be scheduled to work on weekends.

Must comply with UCMC's COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. If you have already received the vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are also required for all employees prior to hire.

Why Join Us

We've been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment--- with patients and with each other. We're in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you'd like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we're doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront.

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The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual ori

Keywords: The University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago , Ophthalmic Technician - Ophthalmic Technician, Professions , Chicago, Illinois

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