9 days old

STEPS Opthalmology Tech

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title STEPS Opthalmology Tech
Requisition Number TE04561
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $11.50/hour
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
Required Related Experience
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements

Sitting or standing for long periods of time, repetitive motion.


Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Job Summary

View every patient, staff and faculty as a customer. Maintain a high level of professionalism in interactions, working with integrity to present ourselves in a manner that promotes trust and confidence. Be flexible, courteous and respectful, anticipating and fulfilling the needs of others. Listen carefully, ask questions and respect the privacy of our patients, faculty and staff. Provide care in support of our goal to be a preferred patient care provider. Greet patients in waiting room and escort patients to intake room. In the Electronic Medical Record, initiate documentation of the patients chief complaint, history of present illness, review of systems and all pertinent findings accurately and in accordance with compliance guidelines. Perform preliminary testing to include visual acuity measurements (including EDTRS), glare assessment, intraocular pressure checks, tear film testing, anterior chamber depth, pachymetry, perform refraction, evaluation of extra-ocular motility, confrontational visual field testing, color vision testing, contrast sensitivity testing and pupillary function. Administer topical and oral medications at the direction of the physician. Provide patient with education regarding surgery, medications, tests, procedures, treatments. Provide support for any procedures performed in the clinic, such as intraocular injections, laser treatments and excisions. Follow all safety procedures per protocol guidelines.
Learn/demonstrate basic diagnostics knowledge Learn and demonstrate basic knowledge of automated visual field testing, Goldmann field testing, Goldmann pressure measurements, OCT imaging, and basic ocular photography. Begin learning advanced skills such as pre-op lens calculations (biometry), corneal topography, and manifest refraction. Maintain professional development through continuing education or obtaining certification. Maintain all required University Health immunizations. Acquire working knowledge of any new equipment and procedures as developed for the various subspecialties.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Excellent oral and written communication, customer service focus, professionalism, attention to detail, develop knowledge of electronic health records and basic ophthalmic knowledge, including diagnostic testing, initiative, teamwork.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 11/18/2019
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2019-11-04 Expires: 2019-12-04

Career Employment at UK

UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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