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PD Certified Ophthalmic Assistant - GHEI Irvine – Opth Clinic - Variable at Careers | UC Irvine Health - 12222

Updated: May 1, 2019

Job Description & Salary Range

UC Title:                                     PD Hospital Lab Tech III

Position Number:                      10004532

Reports to:                                 Hospital Lab Tech III - Spvr

Working Title:                            Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

Cost Center:                              GHEI Irvine – Opth Clinic (7602)

Bargaining Unit:                       EX

FLSA:                                          Nonexempt

Job Code:                                  8984

Date Created:                            08/27/2015

Shift:                                           Day Shift

Hours:                                         Variable/As Needed


Position Summary: 

Incumbent demonstrates competency in all duties typically performed by a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant.  Initiates care of the patient by performing preliminary examinations, including recording patient history, testing visual acuity, iIntra-ocular pressure, neutralizing current lenses with the lensometer, automated and simple manifest refractions, and screening color tests.  Performs special tests based on physicians' orders including keratometer readings, visual fields, GDX, topography, and axial length measurements.  Assists with patient and pharmacy telephone calls and prescription refills. Sets up, assists with and cleans up after minor surgical procedures.  Properly cleans, operates and maintains ophthalmic equipment.  Educates patients and provides instructions for care after treatment. Retrieves lab and radiology reports using a computer.


Salary Range: 


Rate    Minimum  $33.04   Midpoint  $33.04   Maximum  $33.04


Required Qualifications:

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the HealthSystem

Ability to maintain a work pace appropriate to the workload

Ability to maintain flexibility and work well in a constantly changing environment

Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English

Able to evaluate and document the patient/family response to care

Capable of performing all but the most specialized tests and patient work ups in order for medical staff to diagnose problem

Current BLS certification required by time of hire

Current COA certification

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

Knowledge of medical terminology, infectious control techniques and age related acuity levels

Must be competent in collecting and interpreting data about the patient's status in order to identify each patient's age specific needs

Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job

Must possess the skill, knowledge and ability essential to the successful performance of assigned duties

Previous experience as an Ophthalmic Assistant

Understanding of medical terminology, infectious control techniques and age related acuity levels


Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to instruct others in the use of equipment and performance of procedures

Bilingual skills in English and Spanish and/or Vietnamese

Surgical Technician certification

Working knowledge of Title 22 and JCAHO standards


Physical, Mental & Environmental Demands:

To comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the essential physical, mental and environmental requirements for this job are listed below. These are requirements normally expected to perform regular job duties. Incumbent must be able to successfully perform all of the functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.






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