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Oregon Health & Science University Ophthalmic Technician in Portland, Oregon

This position provides ophthalmic technical assistance to faculty, fellows and residents of the Retina Division at Casey Eye Institute and in satellite offices as they see patients, and provides ancillary screening and testing as necessary.

Screen patients for and obtain/record patient’s chief complaint, take accurate history of illnesses/surgeries (Ophthalmic and General), past ocular history, family history, drug allergies, and medications. Assist physician with completing/transferring patient information to the patient problem list as required per JCAHO. Perform ophthalmic testing as appropriate per patient.

Assist doctors during examination as needed. Apply eye dressings, protective shields and dispense medications as directed by the physician. Provide patient instruction, education and assistance as required. Always be willing to assist patients in clinic areas.

Take tech calls as needed to assist front desk scheduling team, refill pharmacy requests as per physician guidelines; fax/send glasses prescriptions as indicated. Set up ophthalmic examination rooms, stock supplies as necessary, perform minor repairs and triage to Clinical Engineering or outside vendors as necessary. Maintain instruments and be able to clean and properly sterilize items. Maintain ophthalmic exam rooms and ensure rooms are stocked, and have appropriate paperwork, and are orderly and clean.

Completion of an accredited training program such as Ophthalmic Technician Program, Ophthalmic Medical Personnel Training Program, Eye Care Assistant Program, Ophthalmic Assistant Program, Ophthalmic Clinical Assistant Program, Ophthalmic Medical Assistant Program, Ophthalmic Medical Technology; OR AA in Ophthalmic Technology from an accredited school; OR Current certification as a certified ophthalmic technician (COA) or higher; OR BA/BS or in Health Care, Science or Research related field AND 1 year of clinical/lab experience conducting preliminary screening/vision testing to include specialized tests and visual fields; OR 2 years of clinical/lab experience conducting preliminary screening/vision testing to include specialized tests and visual fields.

BLS certification through American Heart Association (AHA), provider level. Initial certification is the responsibility of the employee. Renewal certification classes/cost provided by OHSU if job required.

COA or COT certification preferred.

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or

Recruitment ID: 2020-5242

External Company URL: dturner

Street: Marquam Hill

Job Type: AFSCME union represented

Posting Department: Casey Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology

Posting Pay: $22.55-$30.50/hour

Posting FTE: 1.00

Posting Schedule: Monday through Friday

Posting Hours: Hours to be determined by manager

HR Mission: School of Medicine

Drug Testable: Yes