University of Utah Health Care

  • Opthalmic Medical Technician (OMT) (Medical Assistant for Eye Care)- Park City

    Requisition Number
    31223
    Reg/Temp
    Regular
    Employment Type
    Full-Time
    Shift
    Day
    Work Schedule
    varies Monday - Friday 8-6
    Location Name
    Redstone Health Center
    Patient Care?
    Yes
    City
    PARK CITY
    State
    UT
    Department
    UCC OPC 80T RSHC OPHTHALMOLOG
    Category
    Ophthalmology
  • Overview

    University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics is accepting resumes for a current position at the Park City Redstone Health Center in the area of Ophthalmic Medical Technician (OMT), which is Medical Assisting for Eye Care.

     

    As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

     

    This position performs preliminary examinations and evaluations of patients with ocular complaints, diseases, or disorders by initiating and executing technical tests utilized exclusively in ophthalmology. The incumbent provides information to and consults with ophthalmologists who facilitate the diagnosis and eventual treatment of patients.

    This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.

    Responsibilities

    • Performs successfully all of the Essential Functions of job code 7130, Ophthalmic Medical Specialist.
    • Performs intermediate diagnostic tests such as intermediate manifest refractometry (fogging, balancing, near point refractometry, and trial framing), pachymetry, tear break up time test, intermediate lens skills including measuring base curve, vertex distance, and prism in glasses including progressive lenses.
    • Performs intermediate automated visual fields for surgical assessment, including taped and untaped fields.
    • Assists with other ophthalmic procedures including obtaining the consent of the patient and assisting with laser procedures, intraocular injections, and other minor office procedures.
    • Makes decisions regarding which screening procedures and specialized tests should be applied to each patient based on symptoms as reported by the patient.
    • Interprets the reliability and validity of test results and seeks additional guidance to ascertain the next appropriate treatment procedure.
    • May perform IOL Master Scans and Contact A-scan.
    • May assist in ophthalmic imaging, as needed, including anterior segment photography, external photography, fundus photography, HRT, GDX and OCT.
    • May assist in patient flow, including scribing.
    • May be responsible for floating between several different locations.

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

    • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job outlined above.
    • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.
    • Ability to provide care appropriate to the population served.
    • Ability to interpret the reliability and validity of test results.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development.
    • Ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

    Qualifications

    Licenses Required

    • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.

    * Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

    Qualifications (Preferred)

    Preferred:

    • Previous experience working in an allied health profession position in ophthalmology (Up to 3 years depending on level of certification).
    • Desire to work towards and obtain JCAHPO certification as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
    • JCAHPO certification as an Ophthalmic Technician (COT).
    • JCAHPO certification as an Ophthalmic Assistant (COA).

     

    Working Conditions and Physical Demands

    Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

    • This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.

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    Physical Requirements

    Non Indicated

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