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University of Utah Health Ophthalmic Medical Technician (OMT) in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview

OMT is very much a Medical Assistant for Eye Care.

*_ New Increased Starting Rate


Hiring Immediately

Start as an OMT, but then work with your team to train and become a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) within 6-12 months (self paced, varies by position).

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.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.

Responsibilities

  • Obtains a medical history from each patient which is used to formulate a potential diagnosis by the ophthalmologist.

  • Performs essential diagnostic tests such as visual acuity, pupil assessment, basic manual lensometry, (single vision, multifocal, and progressive lenses) stereo testing, color vision testing with color plates, visual field testing with the Amsler Grid and by confrontation, EOMs, angle assessment, automated perimeter, Goldmann Applanation and Tonopen tonometry, BAT, PAM, manual keratometry, Schirmer tear test, Atlas topography, Pentacam, Flicker Fusion, and Color Vision D15.

  • Administers topical ophthalmic medication.

  • Instructs the patient regarding testing procedures.

  • Instructs the patient in ophthalmic conditions and treatment plans, provides patient education including instructing patients of ophthalmic conditions and treatment plans and teaching methods of contact lens insertion, removal and care.

  • Reports equipment malfunction and safety hazards and ensures an adequate inventory of consumables and supplies for designated work area.

  • 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 basic manifest refractometry.

  • May function as a scribe for the ophthalmologist.

  • May assist in providing training to other ophthalmic personnel, as assigned.

  • May assist with laser and ophthalmic procedures in the minor procedure room.

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.

  • 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

Qualifications Licenses Required

  • Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days 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.

  • Desire to work towards and obtain JCAHPO certification as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant.

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.

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Physical Requirements

Non Indicated

EEO Statement

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

University of Utah Heath Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Sherrie Hayashi

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted atoeo.utah.edu/

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email: careers@hsc.utah.edu

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Requisition Number 50709
Reg/Temp Regular
Employment Type Full-Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule 7:45 - 5:00
Location Name Moran Eye Center
Patient Care? Yes
City SALT LAKE CITY
State UT
Department MOR OPC 31C OPHTHALMOLOGY CLIN
Category Ophthalmology