HEALTH TECHNICIAN (OPTOMETRY) Job in Hurlburt Field, Florida – Department of the Air Force



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U.S. Air Force – Agency Wide, Department of the Air Force
Job ID: 39740
Start Date: 01/22/2019
End Date: 01/28/2019

Qualification Summary
QUALIFICATIONS: In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Technical and Medical Support Positions, to include the Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for the GS-0640 Health Aid and Technician Series. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience for GS-0640-05 which includes performing screening and diagnostic visual fields, corneal topography, and A/B scans unsupervised. Takes ocular photos (external and internal) as directed by optometrist or ophthalmologists. Performs and documents patient history evaluation and determines proper screening protocol based upon local standard operating procedures. Performs and documents visual screening tests including, but not limited to, entry visual acuities and intraocular pressure and assists in a wide range of ophthalmic patient treatment. Orders clinic supplies. Performs duties in support of special studies and coordinates with other areas as directed by supervisor to meet needs of clinic. Updates tracking programs for readiness and other processes. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-04).
Education: Four year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with a major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects directly related to the position. NOTE: You must submit a copy of official transcripts.
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. Creditable education will only be in excess of the first 60 semester hours of a course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree which is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirements. NOTE: You must submit a copy of official transcripts. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 1. Knowledge of optical devices available in the ophthalmic industry and their use in meeting patients’ vision needs.
2. Knowledge of various ophthalmic principles, practices, and procedures to include aerospace optometry.
3. Knowledge of routine ocular pharmacology, sterilization methods to clean clinic instruments, and ocular emergency protocol, and an elementary understanding of basic anatomy and physiology of the visual system.
4. Skill, acquired through considerable training and experience, in the operation and adjustment of various ophthalmic equipment to perform numerous standardized tests to include routine diagnostic testing equipment and other automated testing devices; as well as skill in computing ophthalmic formulas; using computer programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, optical ordering software); and documenting patient medical records.
5. Skill in adjusting and repairing optical products for daily and military mission accomplishment.
6. Ability to perform optical screenings and diagnostic tests (corneal topography, A/B scans, ocular photos, color vision test, etc.) and provide verbal and written guidance to patients on proper wear and care of spectacles, contact lenses, and other optical products as well as on medications, treatment options, and reinforcement of provider’s treatment. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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