Supports Ophthalmologists in diagnosis, treatment, follow-up care & counseling. Performs diagnostic procedures, assists during clinic-based surgical procedures, educates patients & legal representatives, assists with education of medical students/residents. Position is located in the Permian Basin (between Midland TX & Odessa TX). This vacancy will remain open until filled. The first cut-off date is 02/18/2021. Additional applications will be referred as needed. Duties include, but are not limited to: Checking and performing calibration of technical ophthalmology screening instruments Obtaining patient physical history, to include chief complaint; reason for visit; pertinent signs and symptoms; current medication allergies; past ocular and general medical history both ocular and general; family history both ocular and general; social history; and review of medications and allergies, including current ocular prescription and non-prescription medications Accurately testing visual acuity at distance and near, with and without correction or with and without a pinhole Measuring eyeglass prescription using manual or automated lensometer, recording sphere, cylinder, axis, and prism in both plus and minus cylinder Performing pupil evaluation recording pupil size, shape, symmetry, reaction to light and accommodation Performing swinging flashlight test to detect a relative afferent pupillary defect Performing automated visual field testing using various perimetry machines Performing external photographs and fundus photography Performing optical coherence tomography (OCT) of the anterior segment, retina and optic nerve Performing patient screening and triage of potentially urgent ocular conditions Assisting during clinic-based ophthalmic surgery, including revision of wounds, biopsies of the eyelid lesions, cultures of conjunctiva, etc. Educating patients and legal authorized representatives in eye care, including preoperative and postoperative instructions Other duties as assigned Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required This is a Bargaining Unit position.
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