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Indiana University Health Technician-Ophthalmic - Opthamology in Indianapolis, Indiana

Overview

Responsible for ophthalmic, diagnostic procedures and ophthalmic/medical assistance in support of the clinical activities of the department. Performs preliminary ophthalmic examinations. Explains testing procedures to patients. Assists physicians with post-op surgery patients. May assist in minor OR procedures and ocular injections. May provide back-up support for other departments as needed. Maintains diagnostic equipment. Cleans all equipment in exam rooms consistent with current infection control policies. Educates clinical/technical staff regarding the performance of ophthalmic diagnostic tests. Stocks exam rooms and work areas.

•Requires Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) certification by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel within 12-months of hire into position.

• Requires Basic Life Support certification through the AHA. Other advanced life support certifications may be required per unit/department specialty according to patient care policies.

• Knowledge of diagnostic testing including blood pressure and heart rate; corneal topography; specular microscopy; keratometry; dark adaptometry; Electro-Oculogram (EOG); Electro-Retinogram (ERG); visual evoked potential (VEP); A-scans and B-scans.

• Requires knowledge and skills necessary to assess and provide care appropriate to the age and developmental level of the patients served.

• Requires knowledge of infection control principles.

• Requires knowledge of exam room; chair-side and/or laser assistance.

• Requires ability to effectively prioritize multiple patient care needs. REQNUMBER: 306730

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