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Optical ( Ophthalmic ) Technician - IL - Eye Institute

Company: Midwestern University
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Job Description:

The Optical (Ophthalmic) Technician should have experience in utilizing specialized testing for use during patient care as well as a working knowledge of fitting and dispensing eyewear and contact lens ordering/verifications of varying complexity. This individual should show interest in service, scholarly activity, and/or teaching in the field of eye care. They should be a person committed to educating and empowering students with a wide range of clinical abilities and should be committed to providing outstanding patient care and follow through. They should enjoy working with the public. This individual should have a minimum of four years' experience in an optometric environment. This position reports to the Clinic Manager of the Eye Institute. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Maintain active participation in the University and College community through participation in University campus activities. Participate in University outreach activities. Maintain active participation in state, regional and national professional organizations. Support scholarly activity of Students and Faculty and Self. Maintain an open line of communication with the Clinic Manager. Establish a welcoming atmosphere to support morale and to promote collegiality among colleagues, staff, and students. Be a positive role model for colleagues, staff, and students. Guide and advise students on professional conduct and ethical behavior. Follow the appropriate professional standards of care and clinic protocols. Assist in the identification of challenges and recommendation of solutions for the Eye Institute faculty, staff, and students. Become and maintain competence in the use of an electronic health record system. Ensure electronic medical records for which they are responsible are completed and closed by the end of the clinical day. Manage continuity of care for each patient in their service and ensure appropriate follow up has been established. Assist in identification of discrepancies in patient needs and recommendations. Provide the Clinic Manager information necessary to assure appropriate eyewear recommendations are present for each encounter and smooth patient flow. Be responsible for the maintenance, storage, and basic operation of all routine and specialized testing instrumentation for the clinical floor. Assist doctors in the delivery of care to patients including but not limited to imaging, contact lens orders, insertion and removal, training, etc. Assist the faculty and students in performing uniform administration of specialized testing. Demonstrate and instruct students on quality image capture, accurate test procedures, proper test utilization and appropriate time management when performing and ordering adjunctive tests. Report misconduct, patient abandonment, refusal to comply with established protocol, or disregard for the patient's welfare to the Clinic Manager Supervisory Responsibilities This job has no supervisory responsibilities. Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. This individual must be able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner and have regular, predictable, in-person attendance. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience High School Diploma or GED equivalent with minimum 4 years of ophthalmic job-related experience required. Associate Degree and American Board of Opticianry (ABO)/National Contact Lens Examiners Certification (NCLE) preferred. Dispensing Optician State Licensing preferred. Certified Ophthalmic Technician degree (COT) or Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) is preferred. Computer Skills Computer proficiency in Electronic Health Records, MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook). Language Skills Intermediate skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Reasoning Ability Intermediate skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Mathematical Ability Intermediate skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interests, commissions and proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Physical Demands While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and sit. Ability to tolerate repeated routine tasks. The employee must frequently lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 3 - 5 years Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Midwestern University, Downers Grove , Optical ( Ophthalmic ) Technician - IL - Eye Institute, Professions , Downers Grove, Illinois

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