• Refractive Research Technician

    Job Locations US-TX-JBSA-Lackland
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/4/2019 9:46 AM)
    Job ID
    2019-2606
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Clinical
  • Overview

    ERP International, LLC (www.erpinternational.com) is seeking a Refractive Research Technician to support the Refractive Surgery Center at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX .  Please apply online to learn more about this great opportunity!
    About ERP International, LLC
    ERP is a nationally respected provider of health, science, and technology solutions supporting clients in the government and commercial sectors. We provide comprehensive enterprise information technology, strategic sourcing, and management solutions to DoD and federal civilian agencies in 40+ states. Founded in 2006, ERP is headquartered in Laurel, MD and maintains satellite offices in Montgomery, AL and San Antonio, TX - plus project locations nationwide.
     
    ERP offers exceptional benefits, including competitive compensation, Medical/Dental/Vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, paid vacation, paid holidays, a matching 401(k), training and education opportunities, and semi-monthly direct deposit.

    Responsibilities

    Schedule:
    Monday - Friday, 8 hour shifts between 5:30am and 5:00pm
    No weekends or holidays
     

    Job Specific Duties:

    The type of work may include, but is not limited to, the following:
    • Perform initial medical screening of patients including history, distance and near visual acuity with and without correction or pinhole, pupillary light reflex, and application tonometry; assist with all aspects of patient care.
    • Evaluate triage patients needing immediate attention.
    • Answer or refer patient questions and chaperone patient exams, as needed.
    • Establish a sterile field and assists with minor surgical procedures including PRK and LASIK and other refractive surgical procedures.
    • Perform ophthalmic studies including auto refraction, keratometry, tonometry, visual field testing, pachymetry, specular microscopy, ophthalmic photography, potential acuity, brightness acuity, and other studies.
    • Use and maintain an autorefractor, phoropter, auto and manual keratometer, tonopen, Humphrey and Goldman visual field machines, corneal topographer, A-scan machine, pachymeter, specular microscope, ophthalmic photography equipment, slit lamp, potential acuity meter, brightness acuity test, color vision plates, stereo vision test, and personal computers.
    • Assist, educate, and train PRK staff, Ophthalmology Clinic residents, and other technicians in day-to-day clinic activities including organizing and maintaining exam room stocks.
    • Assist with clinical training activities to include laser certification wet labs, optometrist comanager certification courses, and resident educational activities.
    • Perform Excimer laser responsibilities to include equipment and instrument inventory and upkeep.
    • Assist with clinical research protocols to include consenting subjects, assisting with completion of required study documentation, verification and auditing of study documents, data extraction, and handling of animals in research.
    • Be able to quickly learn new and unfamiliar technology, test equipment, and procedures being trialed for the Warfighter Refractive Surgery Program.
    • Assist in administrative/clinical duties such as filing and answering phones.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Education:  Minimum HS Diploma or equivalent
    License/Certification and Training: Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) or higher certification from JCAHPO
    Experience:  Minimum 3 years' experience in an Ophthalmology or similar department performing evaluations of PRK patients, and:
    • Knowledge of all aspects of refractive surgery and the pre-operative and post-operative management of refractive surgery patients.
    • Knowledge of clinic regulations, policies, and procedures to receive visitors and patients, screen phone calls, and answer or refer questions.
    • Knowledge of the internal organization of patient records in order to search the record to extract medical information and data relevant to patient care.
    • Knowledge required requisitioning equipment, supplies, and services.
    Security:  Must be a US Citizen and must be able to pass a government background check
     
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