The Ophthalmic Technician, (OT), must be able to effectively perform as part of a team. As this position requires direct patient contact, technicians must maintain compassion toward patients. The OT participates in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care to a select group of patients Technicians refer any problems they encounter with their patients to the attending physician. This could be due to a lack of patient acknowledgment, adverse reaction to examination procedures, or other issues that must be reported promptly to a physician, so that it may be addressed in a timely manner.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.
UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:
- Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
- Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
- Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
- Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
- Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
- Career Training and Educational Opportunities
- Merchant Discounts
- Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy
Salary offered commensurate with experience
- Maintains the responsibility to clean and sterilize all required medical instruments, medical supplies, and equipment.
- Ensures that all equipment is stored properly, maintains calibration, and ensures all accouterments are fully operational at all times.
- Ensures all electronic specialty tools are turned on/off following recommended procedures to prolong life of equipment.
- Other duties may be assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in Ophthalmic Medical Technology OR high school diploma/GED plus four years of ophthalmic/optometric) experience.
- Current BLS certification or must successfully obtain certification within the first 30 days of employment.
Special knowledge, abilities and skills:
- Needs good communication skills and ability to handle demanding and/or stressful requests.
- The position revolves around serving the clinics sterile instrument and equipment needs.
- Must understand the urgency of the clinic staff’s requests.
- Staff answers directly to the Clinic manager; takes directions and instructions from the clinic charge nurse.
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbs
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Continuously
Taste or smell: Occasionally
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
Physical Environment: Inside Classroom Setting, Inside Laboratory Environment, Inside Medical Facility Environment, Inside Office Environment
Noise Level: Moderate
Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
Hazards: Dust, Fumes/Gases/Odors, Sharp objects/tools