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Company: UchicagoMedicine
Location: Chicago, IL
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Ophthalmic Technician Job, the Ambulatory Services - Ophthalmology department, Full Time, Days, University of Chicago Medicine at Hyde Park, Chicago, IL

We're hiring for an Ophthalmic Technicianfor the Ambulatory Services - Ophthalmology department for a Full Time, Days shift for the University of Chicago Medicine at our main campus in Hyde Park, Chicago, IL.

Join one of the nation's most comprehensive academic medical centers, University of Chicago Medicine, in a patient-focused and high-energy role as an Ophthalmic Technician with our Ambulatory Services – Ophthalmology department. The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science provides medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases. The department members' interests include cataract surgery with lens implantation, transplantation including corneal diseases plus refractive surgery, vitreo-retinal surgery, and medical diseases of the retina including special treatment of diabetic retinopathy and age-related retinal degenerations, eye plastic surgery, strabismus surgery, and neuro-ophthalmology. Our employees deliver world-class care in an environment where opinions are respected, decision-making is rewarded and teamwork is the order of the day. Our staff is encouraged to achieve their career goals, which in turn benefits all of our patients and the University of Chicago Medicine as a whole.

In this role, under the direction of the Eye Center manager, the Ophthalmic Technician assists the attending physicians in the exam and care of the Eye Center patients. Responsibilities include:

  • Under the direction and order of the physician:
    • Take patient medical, past medical, family, and medication histories. Record patient ocular history.
    • Measure and record visual acuities and intraocular pressures.
    • Evaluate the pupil, estimate the anterior chamber depth, and examine the eyes for afferent papillary defect.
    • Administer eye drops, dressings, and shields.
    • Assist physician in surgical procedures.
    • Instruct the patient on post-operative care and documents accordingly.
    • Exhibit basic knowledge and understanding of ocular motility, visual fields, contact lenses (basic principles & fitting procedures), and ocular pharmacology. Perform color vision, lensometry, exophthalmetry, Amsler Grid, and Schirmer testing.
  • Maintain instruments, equipment, and a clean/sterile environment.
  • Maintain supply inventory and orders accordingly.
  • Prepare clinic for routine readiness review.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Ophthalmic Technician Education and Experience Requirements:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent from an accredited academic body is required.
  • The successful completion of an accredited program for Ophthalmic Technicians is preferred.
  • Must have at least one year of satisfactory work experience under ophthalmological supervision.
  • Must be certified by the Joint Commission on Allied Health personnel in Ophthalmology or equivalent.
  • Must be actively CPR certified.

Why Join Us?

Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront. University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: www.uchospitals.edu/jobs

The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.

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