Health Technician (Ophthalmology) Job in Green Bay, Wisconsin – Department of Veterans Affairs

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Health Technician (Ophthalmology) – Green Bay, Wisconsin
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 151651
Start Date: 09/30/2019
End Date: 10/07/2019

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/07/2019. BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
Citizenship: Must be a Citizen of the United States. English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 38 U.S.C. 7407(d). Experience and Education:
Experience: One year of experience in a health care field, such as but not limited to nursing, medical assistant, or health technician. OR
Education: Two years above high school with a minimum of six semester hours directly related to a health care field or associate’s degree in a health care related degree. OR
Experience/Education Combination: Equivalent combinations of experience and education are qualifying. Examples are listed below: (a) Six months of experience in the health care field; and one year above high school; or (b) Six months of experience in the health care field and successful completion of a course for health care technicians, hospital corpsmen, medical service specialists, or ophthalmology technicians given by the U.S. Armed Forces; or (c) Six months of experience in the health care field and completion of an independent study course in Ophthalmic Medical Assisting. Certification. All applicants must be certified as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) with the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO). The COA certification is JCAHPO’s entry-level certification examination for a Health Technician (Ophthalmology). Exception: Non-certified applicants who otherwise meet the minimum qualification requirements may be appointed below the full performance level as a graduate Health Technician. In addition to the Basic Requirements, applicants must meet the following GRADE REQUIREMENTS GS-5 Grade Requirements (Entry Level): None beyond the basic requirements. GS-6 Grade Requirements (Developmental Level 1): Experience: Must have one year of experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level. Experience includes: Performing limited routine assignments under daily direct supervision. Deviations from unanticipated problems and unfamiliar situations are referred to the supervisor for a decision or help. Obtaining and recording vital signs including blood pressure, pulse, and glucose levels. Participating in performance of quality assurance activities such as staff meetings, mandatory educational in-services, quality control reports, systems redesign, and team and morale improvement.
In addition, candidates must demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs): 1. Knowledge of general outpatient clinical policies and procedures in a healthcare environment; 2. Ability to obtain, document and record demographic and medical information from patients in order to develop an accurate medical record; 3. Ability to use basic ophthalmic equipment; and 4. Knowledge of basic disinfection of non-critical reusable medical equipment. GS-7 Grade Requirements (Developmental Level 2): Experience: Must have one year of experience equivalent to the GS-6 grade level. Experience includes: Operating and monitoring commonly used equipment performing basic screening procedures. Assisting ophthalmology staff by obtaining an accurate medical and ophthalmic history, measuring and recording visual acuity, administering anesthetic eye drops, performing basic tonometry, estimating the anterior chamber depth and recording a simple spectacle reading through automated lensometry. Deviations from regular procedures, unanticipated problems, complex patients and unfamiliar situations are referred to the supervisor for a decision or assistance. In addition, candidates must demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs): 1. Knowledge of anatomy and function of the eye and basic ocular pharmacology; 2. Knowledge of outpatient eye care policies and procedures in a health care environment; 3. Ability to use basic ophthalmic diagnostic equipment to perform preliminary ocular testing; 4. Ability to perform minor extraocular surgical assisting; and 5. Ability to provide eye care patient education. GS-8 Grade Requirements (Full Performance Level):
Experience: Must have one year of experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level. Experience includes: Performing the following: triages patient phone calls or requests; ensures exam rooms are stocked with adequate supplies; instructs patients on administration of eye drops and post-operative instructions; accurately measures, compares, and evaluates pupillary responses; administers eye drops to dilate pupils; performs basic color vision screening; performs visual field testing (using Amsler grid or automated equipment). Performing basic imaging testing such as corneal topography; external photography; performing basic ocular testing such as pachymetry, tear production with test strips, glare testing, stereo acuity, contrast sensitivity, potential acuity meter, measuring spectacles using both automated and manual lensometry and transposing cylinders. Assisting the ophthalmologist during minor ophthalmic surgical procedures and is adept at applying sterile technique and infection control procedures. Performing autorefractor to determine spectacle prescription. In addition, candidates must demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs): 1. Ability to perform advanced tonometry and pupil evaluation; 2. Ability to perform calculations for selection of intraocular lens; 3. Knowledge of clinic based ophthalmic surgical assisting; 4. Knowledge of eye anatomy and physiology; 5. Knowledge of medication effects and proper instillation in the eye; 6. Knowledge of optics; and 7. Knowledge of proper cleaning and maintenance of clinic equipment. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-8. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-5 to GS-8. Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary. Physical demands do not exceed those of a typical office setting. There may be some walking, standing twisting, turning, sitting, pushing, bending, repetitive keyboarding, or carrying of light items.

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