This posting shall remain open until filled.
Functions independently under physician supervision. Responsibilities include: taking patient history, diagnostic vision exams, Goldmann visual field exam, Humphrey field exam; Ishihara color vision test; Brightness Acuity Test and Potential Acuity Meter; pachymetry; Schirmer's test, refractions, A-scans, and coordinates the scheduling of CT scans, MRI scans, and EKG. Act as the clinic lead: trains new technicians on patient care, oversees clinic patient flow, follows/scribes for the physician, oversees technician coverage during the clinic lunch period, and late coverage if the clinic runs late. In addition, will organize and stock each examination room.
- Graduation from college with a major in an applicable natural science plus one (1) year of experience in the type of work to be performed; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
- Ability to work under pressure, calmly and efficiently, and to cope with and prioritize variable workloads under variable work demands, producing laboratory results in a timely fashion.
- Ability to perform visual acuity, measurement of eye refractive error, color vision, spectacle measurement, near point accommodation and convergence and related tests.
- Ability to perform tonometry and field of vision tests.
- Accuracy and efficiency in positive patient identification when performing laboratory tests and transcribing laboratory results.
- Ability to perform OCT tomography, Slit Lamp photography and angiography.
- Knowledge of proper sterile and safety procedures in a laboratory setting.
- Knowledge of patient confidentiality regulations in accordance with State and Clinical guidelines.
- Ability to communicate clearly and accurately, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to maintain a sanitary, safe lab and comply with state and OSHA regulations.
- Ability to interact effectively with all levels of professional staff and patients with tact and diplomacy.
- Ability to instruct and demonstrate technical procedures to physicians, lab technicians, residents and fellows.
- Knowledge of medical terminology and laboratory equipment.
- Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!
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