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HEALTH TECHNICIAN (OPTOMETRY) – Lackland AFB, Texas
Air Education and Training Command, Department of the Air Force
Job ID: 164265Start Date: 11/07/2019End Date: 11/27/2019
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 +IOR for GS-0640 Series. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-04 or above) which includes knowledge of various ophthalmic principles, practices, and procedures to include aerospace optometry. Knowledge of methods, materials, and equipment used in ophthalmic outpatient clinic. Knowledge of routine ocular pharmacology, sterilization methods to clean clinic instruments and ocular emergency protocol. Understanding of diseases of the eye, ocular disorders and conditions which can affect the eye (such as glaucoma, visual disturbances and diabetes) sufficient to impress upon patients the necessity to continue proper health care. Elementary understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the visual system. Knowledge of lCD 9 coding for optometry. OR
EDUCATION: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree, with major study or at least 24 semester hours in subjects directly related to the position. OR
COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. Such education must include courses directly related to the work of the position and must have been obtained in an accredited business, technical school, junior college, college or university. 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 soft war); 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, NH 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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