Health Technician (Optometry) Job in White City, Oregon – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Health Technician (Optometry) – White City, Oregon
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 442967
Start Date: 04/21/2021
End Date: 05/11/2021

Qualification Summary
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 – Experience. One year of experience as a health technician or assistant in the health care field demonstrating the applicant’s ability to perform the work or by demonstrating a basic understanding of work in the health care field; OR Education. Successful completion of two academic years above high school with a minimum of 12 semester hours related to health technician/assistant or health technician (optometry)/assistant or associate degree, or completion of an independent study course in an optometry related technician or assistant field; OR Experience/Education Combination. Equivalent combinations of experience and education are qualifying. Examples are: Six months of experience comparable to the next lower level which demonstrates the knowledge of optometry assistant theory and practices and general understanding of the health technician/assistant duties and one year above high school with a minimum of six semester hours of health technician/assistant or health technician (optometry)/assistant related courses. or Successful completion of a course for health care technicians or assistants, hospital corpsmen, medical service specialists, or hospital training in a program given by the U.S. Armed Forces, the U.S. Maritime Service, or the U.S. Public Health Service, may be substituted on a month-for-month basis. English Language Proficiency – Candidates must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. § 7403(f). Grade Determinations, Health Technician (Optometry)
GS-4 Requirements: None beyond basic requirements.
GS-5 Requirements: Experience. One year of creditable experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Knowledge of basic eye anatomy and function. Ability to obtain, document and record ophthalmic and medical information from patients in order to develop an accurate electronic progress note. Ability to practice basic hygiene and infection control in a patient care setting. Ability to follow eye clinic and patient care medical policies and procedures. Ability to perform minor eyeglasses repairs, such as replacing nose pads and screws. GS-6 Requirements: Experience. One year of creditable experience equivalent to the next lower grade level.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Ability to provide patient education for eye health and/or vision conditions, to include assisting with patient contact lens insertion, removal and hygiene (cleaning and disinfection) care. Ability to accurately enter into a phoropter the autorefractometry or habitual refractive prescription (i.e., eyeglasses prescription) or lensometer findings, including sphere, cylinder and axis. Ability to perform patient spectacle fitting and dispensing, including selection of appropriate frame, ophthalmic lenses, interpupillary measurements (distance and near) and proper segment height determination, as well as the ability to transpose sphere, cylinder and axis. Ability to provide basic triage of patient telephone calls or optometry requests. Knowledge of ophthalmic medications and supplies needed in the process of restocking the eye clinic exam rooms. GS-7 Requirements: Experience. One year of creditable experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. (This is the preferred level)
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Ability to determine preliminary objective estimate and/or refinement of the optical status of the eye, not to include the patient’s final subjective refraction. Ability to triage and manage eyeglasses issues (e.g., measurement of vertex distance, base curve, prism correction, center thickness, slab off, Fresnel prism, decentration, etc.). Ability to perform accurate assessment of accommodation, near point of convergence and ocular alignment (far and near). Ability to assist the eye care provider (optometrist or ophthalmologist) with ophthalmic procedures. Ability to assist with obtaining accurate ocular cultures and smears. Knowledge and ability to provide advanced patient education for eye health and/or vision conditions. References: VHA 5005, Appendix G68, Health Technician (Optometry) Qualification Standard. Physical Requirements: Light lifting (under 15 pounds); Light Carrying (under 15 pounds); Push (2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Walking; Standing (2 hours); Near visions correctable tat 13″ to 16″ to Jaeger 1 to 4; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted). Environmental Factors: Working closely with others; Working alone.

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