The Ophthalmology Technician is responsible for preparing the patient for their eye examination prior to being seen by providers within the Department of Ophthalmology. The Ophthalmology Technician works directly with patient care. The technician's duties are measurement of visual acuity, manual lensometry, tonometry, pupil evaluation, anterior chamber depth measurement, instillation of eye medications, color vision testing, patient medical history, assisting with laser procedures, assisting with minor surgical procedures and instructions to patients and/or individuals accompanying patients. Data derived from these tests are presented to the staffing Ophthalmologist/Optometrist. The Ophthalmology Technician is expected to establish and maintain professional interaction with patients, physicians and allied health staff and participate as a member of the Ophthalmology staff with various tasks as assigned by Supervisor, Assistant Supervisor and Ophthalmic Assistant Lead.
High school degree or equivalent is required. Position requires one year ophthalmology experience. Contact lens experience is helpful. Strong communication and organization skills are needed. The Ophthalmology Technician must be able to work independently, meet special needs of a diverse patient population, provide competent assistance with laser procedures, function in a high-paced, multi-specialty area, and assist in other technical duties. Basic computer knowledge is necessary and must be capable of learning new computer skills and adapting to the Electronic Environment on an ongoing basis. The Eye Ophthalmology Technician must possess a friendly and helpful approach to patient care. Employee will be trained on the job.
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $18.76 per hour.
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Monday-Friday 6:45-3:45, 7:00-4:00, 7:30-4:30 and 8:00-5:00
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
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Posting ID: 560109730Posted: 2020-08-07