Ophthalmology Technicians in the VHA support Ophthalmologists in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, follow-up care and patient counseling. The Lead Health Technician carries responsibilities that involve the oversight of specific services within the ophthalmology clinic. They may assist with technician oversight duties including: making work assignments, monitoring work flow, providing input on performance, resolving daily workplace issues, and maintaining efficient flow of patient care. The Lead Ophthalmology Technician performs difficult ophthalmic technical duties with considerable latitude for the exercise of independent judgment. In addition to the duties expected of the GS-8 level, the GS-9 Lead Technician carries additional responsibilities that involve the oversight of specific services with the ophthalmology clinic.Some of the major duties include: ability to work with a team to provide technical guidance, plan, organize and coordinate activities of a Health Technician (Ophthalmology) and effectively complete job duties of assignments such as distributing workload monitoring the status and progress of work. Also ensuring accuracy of work. Monitoring and recording patient's condition, recognizing deviations in patient's condition and adverse reactions and taking appropriate actions, making gross visual observations and identifying subtle changes regarding patient's condition, setting up and giving treatments that require auxiliary equipment, and securing patient confidence and cooperation during procedures. The incumbent in this position will be responsible for providing technical and administrative support related to the efficient and effective operation of the Eye Clinic by performing the following duties: Making work assignments. Monitoring work flow. Providing input of performance. Resolving daily workplace issues and maintaining efficient flow of patient care. May provide training to eye care staff, students and/or trainees. May provide input into special advancements, promotions and disciplinary actions. Performing Humphrey and MP-1 automated visual fields. Performing Visual Acuity measurements (Aided, Unaided and Pinhole at distance and near). Checking in patients to the Eye Clinic and entering all pertinent medical history information. Consulting with staff providers to determine best courses to achieve timely care of patients' concerns. CPR certification preferred. Perform Neutralization of patient's glasses (automated or manual lensometry). Use of Automated refraction and Keratometer . Use of Tonometry (Tono-pen) . Perform Pupil evaluation. Perform Installation of topical anesthetics, mydriatic and cycloplegic eye drops. Use of an EMR (Electronic Medical Record). Goldman Visual Fields (Kinetic and Diplopia). Work Schedule: AWS (Alternate Work Schedule) Compressed Schedule and/or non-traditional hours maybe required. Candidate must be willing to work weekends and irregular work hours. The candidate must be willing to be placed, detailed or temporarily assigned to other related services and/or locations, if necessary. Possible tours of duty include; AWS - Four 10 hour days (0600-1630 or 0630-1700) and Five 8 hour days (0700-1530). Financial Disclosure Report: Not required The selectee may be required to work or travel between any of the locations within Corporate Orlando, including the new Lake Nona campus. The selectee may also be required to work various shifts on a permanent or temporary basis, based on patient care needs. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in similar positions within corporate Orlando. This includes the same grade level and occupational series, but may be used for a different service or location.
Internal Number: 599356200
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