Full-time, Days, La Crosse and some regional outreach locations.
The Ophthalmic Technician II is responsible for providing quality ophthalmic patient care under the direction of an Ophthalmologist or Optometrist in accord with standard organizational policies and procedures. Provides a high level of technical assistance to the general eye practice and better serves the needs of the institutional practice by increasing appointment availability. Assists the physician in performing routine eye exams and preliminary diagnostic testing procedures and evaluations. Helps facilitate patient education and compliance and performs pre-operative testing for eye surgery. Assists the Ophthalmologist in minor surgery and outpatient surgery in outreach clinics.
Assists the Ophthalmologist or Optometrist in performing routine eye examination procedures in Clinic and outreach.
Performs preliminary diagnostic testing procedures of the patient's eye(s) including refractometry, muscle balance, visual fields, tonometry, slit lamp exam, keratometry, A-Scans, and B-Scans. Assist the Ophthalmologist in minor surgery and outreach surgery. Travel to outreach on a regular basis.
Assists the general ophthalmic surgeon in pre/post-operative care and performs a wide variety of ophthalmic patient care activities and services.
Works collaboratively with ophthalmic physicians, technicians and others, and participates in the Department's educational activities.
Operates equipment in the Department, and provides minor repairs when possible.
Takes all appropriate actions to make patients comfortable and respond to their concerns, consistent with the mission and values of Gundersen Health System.
Performs other job-related responsibilities as needed to facilitate effective operation of practice.
|Scope of the Job|
|Age Specific Population Served||Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
Adult (18 - 64 years)
Geriatric (65 years & older)
|OSHA Category||Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.|
|Education and Experience:|
|Required||High School Diploma or equivalency
|Desired||Post High School education in a specialized field:
Completion of a two-year ophthalmology program
|Required||3-4 years relevant work experience|
|Desired||2 years working in a comprehensive eye practice|
|Communication||excellent oral and written communication skills|
|Communication||answer telephone inquiries timely and effectively|
|Communication||effectively communicate in technical and lay language|
|Communication||have effective expression in individual or group situations including gestures and nonverbal communication|
|Communication||communicate with ease on a professional level|
|Communication||communication and demonstration techniques|
|General - All Positions||work cooperatively with a wide variety of people|
|General - All Positions||have professional attitude in regard to motivation, cooperation, flexibility, confidentiality, ethics and personal development|
|General - All Positions||perceive and respond sensitively to the needs of others|
|General - All Positions||effectively get ideas accepted and to guide a group or individual to accomplish a task|
|General - All Positions||use listening skills to identify important information in oral communication|
|General - All Positions||provide excellent customer service to people both inside and outside the organization|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||be decisive|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||be determined|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||be flexible|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||develop additional knowledge by attending workshops and seminars|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||have positive attitude|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||be patient|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||develop new skills and keep abreast of new knowledge|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||appreciate people whose values, goals, and cultures are different from your own|
|License and Certifications|
|Required||Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) certified by JCAHPO within 2 years of hire date or
Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) certified by JCAHPO within 2 years of hire date
|Desired||Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant (OSA) certified by JCAHPO
|Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position|
|Sitting||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)|
|Walking/Standing||Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)
|Driving||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
|Stooping/Bending||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
|Squatting||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
|Kneeling/Half Kneel||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
|Reaching - Shoulder Level||Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
|Reaching - Below Shoulder||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
|Reaching - Above Shoulder|
|Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)||Pounds of force: 0-25|
|Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces||Pounds of force:|
|Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)|
|Balance - Right Leg|
|Balance - Left Leg|
|Lifting - Floor to Waist||Number of lbs:|
|Lifting - Waist to Overhead||Number of lbs:|
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|Carrying - Long Carry (>50 feet)||Number of lbs:|
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|Carrying - Left Carry||Number of lbs:|
|Carrying - Push/Pull (Static Force)||Number of lbs:|
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|Exposed to infectious diseases.
Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (as in typical office or administrative work).
|Ophthalmic Tech II|
Equal Opportunity Employer