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Ophthalmic Tech I (Full Time, Black River Falls)

Ophthalmic Tech I (Full Time, Black River Falls)
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Black River Falls, WI 54615

Posted 1 month ago
Full time

Love + medicine is who we are, it's what we do, it's why people want to work here. If you’re looking for a job to love, apply today.

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This position will work Monday-Friday from 7:45am-5pm primarily at our Black River Falls clinic. Every other Wednesday this position will have the opportunity to travel to our Tomah location!

Why Work at Gundersen?

*Excellent health benefits

*Great work/life balance

*Generous 401K and base contribution plans

*Pet Insurance

*Career Development Center

*Deliver love+medicine every day!

Job Description:

The Ophthalmic Technician I 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 technical assistance to the eye practice thereby increasing appointment availability. Assists the physician in performing routine eye exams and preliminary diagnostic testing procedures and evaluations.

Major Responsibilities:
1. Works collaboratively with ophthalmic physicians, technicians, receptionists and other department personnel to provide eye care services to patients.
2. Assists the Ophthalmologist or Optometrist in performing routine eye examination procedures by performing preliminary diagnostic testing procedures of the patient's eye(s) including refractometry, muscle balance, visual fields, tonometry, slit lamp exam and keratometry.
3. Operates and maintains diagnostic and other medical equipment in the department, providing minor repairs when possible.
4. Takes all appropriate actions to make patients comfortable and respond to their concerns, consistent with the mission and values of Gundersen Health System.

5. Witness waste of controlled substances with authorized staff in the state of Wisconsin. Will not witness waste in Minnesota and Iowa, both states require licensed individuals or registered pharmacy technician staff only to witness the waste of controlled substances.
5. Performs other job related responsibilities as needed to ensure successful operation of department/vision center.

Education and Learning:
High School Diploma or equivalency

Post High School education in a specialized field: Graduate of a two year Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) accredited Ophthalmic Medical Technologist school

Work Experience:
2 years of relevant work experience.

1 year working in a comprehensive eye practice.

License and Certifications:
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) certified by JCAHPO within 18 months of hire date

Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) certified by JCAHPO or Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) certifed by JCAHPO

Age Specific Population Served:
Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
Adolescent (13 - 17 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.

Environmental Conditions:
Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (as in typical office or administrative work).
Exposed to infectious diseases.

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)
Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Pounds of force 0-25
Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)

If you need assistance with any portion of the application or have questions about the position, please contact [email protected] or call 608-775-0267

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