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Ophthalmic Technician

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Job DescriptionPosition Summary
An Ophthalmic Technician assists eye care providers in the care of patients and flow of clinical activities. This position requires good understanding of ophthalmic practice and patient care, knowledge of medical instrumentation and its proper care and usage, and an ability to establish safe environment for patients and staff. The ability to effectively communicate with patients, co-workers, faculty and leadership is an essential function as is the need for efficient use of time.

Skills and Abilities
Successful demonstration of required ophthalmic technical skills as assessed by Educator prior to hire and on an ongoing annual basis. Skills required are as follows: Customer Service, Communication, Partnering, Problem-Solving, Change Commission of Allied Health Professionals in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) required skills for Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) Organizational skills/ time management skills, Computer equipment, ophthalmic medical equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities
Delivers AIDET-oriented service to our internal and external customers by adhering to critical success standards
Demonstrating accountability and commitment to quality and safety standards
Providing exceptional customer service
Performs patient monitoring, assessment, and documentation activities.

Job RequirementsMinimum Qualifications
High School or GED
Ophthalmic Vocational training or completion of 1 year sponsored training on the job.
COA, COT or COMT within one year of hire.
BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)

Preferred Qualifications
Ophthalmic Vocational training or completion of 2 year sponsored training on the job
3 years health care-related experience
Certified Ophthalmic Technician Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology preferred

Qualifications Education: Certification
Experience: 3 years

Work HoursCompensationJob typeStart Date
full timeDOEFull timeOctober 10, 2015

Company Description Elevating the Possibility of U at UCHealth

UCHealth is a special place and it requires a special type of person to work here. We are committed to attracting exceptional people who possess a rare combination of talent, drive, and intellectual curiosity. They are the people who naturally gravitate toward our culture, our geography, and our passion for discovery -- ambitious people for whom UCHealth isn't just a career, but an elevated state of mind.

With award-winning hospitals and facilities serving the entire Front Range, University of Colorado Health is the state's largest and most innovative health system. By integrating the strengths of academic medicine with the finest community health care, we're able to push the boundaries of medicine and offer our employees endless career opportunities. Here, there are no limits, except those you place on yourself. Everyone is united by their passion for discovery and their commitment to improving patients' lives.

Join Us. Together We Improve lives.
The University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) system recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual's race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does not discriminate against any "qualified applicant with a disability" as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.

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