Ophthalmology Technician

Department Of Defense Fort Riley , KS 66442

Posted 2 months ago

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Summary

About the Position: This position is located in EENT, Ophthalmology/Optometry/Audiology.

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Responsibilities

  • Performs technical work of a medical nature subordinate to doctors in the Ophthalmology Service, which provides inpatient/Outpatient medical care services to all eligible beneficiaries

  • Provides technical information to physicians to provide a basis for subsequent surgery or other diagnostic treatment procedures.

  • Works closely with the physicians to obtain optimum result from surgery and must be able to anticipate changes in the patient's situation and respond to the changing needs of the team or the patient.

  • Assists physician during minor surgery by performing such tasks as holding and handling instruments, performing retraction, holding and cutting sutures and keeping the cornea moist with sterile saline.

  • Completes requested external and internal ophthalmic photography independently.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

6

  • Job family (Series)

0640 Health Aid And Technician

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Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.

  • Physical exam is required

  • Mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination

  • Child care background check required

  • Drug testing position

  • This position requires you to possess and maintain a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification endorsed or sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA)

Qualifications

Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Specialized Experience: Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade/level. Specialized experience is defined as: experience sterilizing surgical instruments, and maintaining sterile conditions in a clinic atmosphere; providing inpatient/Outpatient medical care services to all eligible beneficiaries; performing ophthalmologic testing independently following standard testing procedures; or other work typically related to the position being filled.

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Education: At least one year of graduate education in an accredited institution with a major field of study that is directly related to the duties of this position. (Note: You must include a copy of your transcripts).

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Attention to Detail

  • Operating Room

  • Technical Competence

Education

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

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Ophthalmology Technician

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