Ophthalmic Assistant - GHEI Orange - Ophth Clinic - FT Day Shift - 42602-1A

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Updated: Oct 5, 2022
Location: Orange
Job Type:
Department: GHEI Orange - Ophth Clinic

UC Title: HOSP LAB TCHN 2
Position Number: 40320285
Reports to: Optometry Supervisor 1
Working Title: Hospital Lab Technician II
Cost Center: GHEI Orange - Ophth Clinic (427264)
Bargaining Unit: AFSCME
FLSA: Nonexempt
Date Created: 1/14/2021
Job Code: 008975
Hours: 40
Shift: Day Shift
FTE: 1
 
 
Position Summary: 
Incumbent demonstrates competency in all duties typically performed by a Ophthalmic Assistant.  Initiates care of the patient by performing preliminary examinations, including recording patient history, testing visual acuity, iIntra-ocular pressure, neutralizing current lenses with the lensometer, automated and simple manifest refractions, and screening color tests.  Performs special tests based on physicians' orders including keratometer readings, visual fields, GDX, topography, and axial length measurements.  Assists with patient and pharmacy telephone calls and prescription refills. Sets up, assists with and cleans up after minor surgical procedures.  Properly cleans, operates and maintains ophthalmic equipment.  Educates patients and provides instructions for care after treatment. Retrieves lab and radiology reports using a computer.  This is an entry level position.
 
 
Salary Range: 
 
Hourly Rate  Minimum   $27.78                  Midpoint   $31.16               Maximum $34.54
 
 
Core Organizational Functions:
ACCOUNTABILITY: Responsible for the achievements and success of UC Irvine Health. Follows through and meets commitments; accountable for own actions and supportive of colleagues; presents self in appearance and actions in a manner that conveys professionalism and pride in area of responsibility;  projects a positive presence and ensures that work related or personal frustrations are kept separate from patient care and professional activities; takes responsibility for problems and solutions;  follows existing policies and procedures.
RESPECT: Foster an environment of mutual respect and trust among ourselves and with all whom we serve. Is always compassionate and empathetic for both patients and team members;  makes eye contact, smiles and or greets every individual using the individual’s name, if known; treats all guests and co-workers with the utmost respect, dignity, courtesy and respects their confidentiality; arrives to meetings on time; keeps personal conversations with other employees offstage, out of earshot of patients and visitors.
INTEGRITY: Tells the truth and strives to earn the trust of those around us. Takes pride in their work, being honest and accountable in their words and actions; meets or exceeds department defined service expectations; makes the right decision in the best interest of UC Irvine Health.
INNOVATION: Seeks ideas and approaches that can change the way the world discovers, teaches and heals. Approaches work creatively and continuously looks for new and flexible ways to solve problems; encourages and implements ideas to improve safety, customer service and operational performance; works to create efficient and effective systems so that  time is not spent repeating and fixing problems; initiates and supports change.
SERVICE: Collaborates to effectively and compassionately serve our patients, each other and the community. Anticipates customer’s needs; maintains a calm, quiet, healing environment;  accepts assignments graciously and carries out duties with pride;  recognizes that every individual has an area of expertise and his/her contribution is valuable;  keeps patients, families, customers and team members informed about time, thanks the person for waiting, and apologizes for delays.
EXCELLENCE: Committed to achieving the highest level of excellence in patient care, discovery and education. Demonstrates pride; practices humility; embraces greatness;  encourages and praises others for work well done;  learns to grow developing self and others personally and professionally; is  accurate and strives for excellence; creates a positive and productive work climate.
 
Required Qualifications:
 
 
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the Health System
Ability to maintain a work pace appropriate to the workload
Must demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the job
Understanding of medical terminology, infectious control techniques and age related acuity levels
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
Must be competent in collecting and interpreting data about the patient's status in order to identify each patient's age specific needs
Able to evaluate and document the patient/family response to care
Capable of performing all but the most specialized tests and patient work ups in order for medical staff to diagnose problem
Knowledge of medical terminology, infectious control techniques and age related acuity levels
Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English
Ability to maintain flexibility and work well in a constantly changing environment
Must possess the skill, knowledge and ability essential to the successful performance of assigned duties
Previous experience in ophthalmology
Current BLS certification required by time of hire
 
 
Preferred Qualifications:
Bilingual skills in English and Spanish and/or Vietnamese
Working knowledge of Title 22 and JCAHO standards
Ability to instruct others in the use of equipment and performance of procedures
 
 
Conditions of Employment:
The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:
  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to Work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment
The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.
  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation
Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page: https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php
Closing Statement:
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact UCI’s Employee Experience Center (EEC) at [email protected] or at (949) 824-0500, Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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