Health Technician (Ophthalmology) Job in Greenville, South Carolina – Department of Veterans Affairs



The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Health Technician (Ophthalmology) in Greenville, South Carolina Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Health Technician (Ophthalmology) – Greenville, South Carolina
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 410934
Start Date: 02/18/2021
End Date: 03/17/2021

Qualification Summary
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Experience and Education (1) Experience. One year of experience in a health care field, such as but not limited to nursing, medical assistant, or health technician. OR (2) 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. Preferred Experience: Ophthalmology Grade Determinations: Health Technician (Ophthalmology), GS-7 (Developmental Level 2) (a) Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the GS-6 grade level. (b) Assignment. At this level, the Health Technician (Ophthalmology) performs 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). Performs basic imaging testing such as corneal topography; external photography; performs 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. The employee assists the ophthalmologist during minor ophthalmic surgical procedures and is adept at applying sterile technique and infection control procedures. Performs autorefractor to determine spectacle prescription. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA). In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following 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. References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/98 Appendix G52 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS – 7 Physical Requirements: Clinic duties require providing manual assistance in lifting and positioning patients as wheel chair bound patients. There are also periods of regular and recurring standing, walking, bending, lifting, pulling and reaching. Equipment items needed for patient care may also need to be moved or relocated Work is primarily performed in the eye clinic under non-sterile conditions. The will will sometimes be called upon to work under sterile conditions in the eye clinic treatment rooms or operating rooms.

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