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Optometric Technician

Company: The University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

Posting Details Posting Details Posting Number S02565P Working Title Optometric Technician Department UHC Vision Clinic About the University of Georgia The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( http://www.uga.edu/ ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. About the College/Unit/Department College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm Advertised Salary $34,000 Posting Date 02/12/2019 Open until filled Yes Closing Date Proposed Starting Date 03/01/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Policy Statement The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Position Information Classification Title Medical Technical/Paraprofessional/Professional Pay Grade FLSA Job Family FTE 1.0 Minimum Qualifications Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualificaitons. Preferred Qualifications Position Summary This position is responsible for performing preliminary testing of patients, assisting the Optometrist, maintaining medical records and inventory accurately within electronic records, notification and courtesy phone calls, assisting patients with contact lens needs processing insurance. The Optometric Technician ensures that our patients receive courteous and prompt service and that all patients needs are met before each patient leaves the clinic. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Proficient in contact lens training and lens care. Familiar with contact lens brands and parameters. Strong customer service and communication skills, self-confident. Excellent verbal skills. Computer skills required (Microsoft Word). Ability to handle multiple tasks with flexibility and attention to detail. Strong basic math skills. Sales skills. Physical Demands -Ability to lift and move heavy objects (up to 40 lbs.). -Ability to lift, stoop, bend, and perform a variety of tasks requiring good manual dexterity. -Ability to stand for long periods of time (4-8 hours). -Ability to see small objects clearly and discriminate color. -Ability to properly hear and transcribe phone orders. -Ability to operate all equipment. -Ability to perform fine motor skills. Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment. Does this position have financial responsibilities? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Credit and P-Card policy Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website. Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities Interviews patients and documents their chief complaint, brief medical history, appropriate vital signs, current medications and allergies. Provides care to patients and directly assists clinicians in treating patients. Provides culturally sensitive age-specific care and maintains confidentiality of patient's information. Recognizes abnormal findings and urgent problems and informs nurse or clinician. Ensures patient and staff safety at all times. Percentage of time 60 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities Checks and maintains clinic supplies, surgical trays, instruments, and equipment. Stocks exam rooms and procedure rooms. Operates autoclave and sterilizes instruments. Percentage of time 30 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities Greets patients and answers phones. Verifies and updates contact information. Schedules appointments. Provides supporting clerical functions. Facilitates timely patient flow. Participates in the work and goals of the clinic team and promotes effective use of resources. Percentage of time 10 Posting Specific Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (). Applicant Documents Required Documents Resume/CV Cover Letter Optional Documents

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