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Hennepin County Medical Center Ophthalmic Technologist (COMT) in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hennepin Healthcare is an integrated system of care that includes HCMC, a nationally recognized Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center and acute care hospital. The comprehensive healthcare system includes a 484 bed academic medical center, a large outpatient Clinic & Specialty Center, and a network of primary and specialty care clinics in Minneapolis and in suburban communities. Hennepin Healthcare has a large psychiatric program, home care and hospice, and operates a research institute, innovation center and philanthropic foundation. SUMMARY: Hennepin Healthcare has a current opening for a Ophthalmic Technologist in our CSC Eye clinic. This full-time position will work a weekday schedule. Under direction, performs work of moderate difficulty in performing and supervising the performance of a wide range of diagnostic tests for visual acuity and for use by ophthalmologists in the diagnosis and care of diseases of the eyes RESPONSIBILITIES: Obtains and documents medical and ophthalmic history of patients Performs and documents a wide range of diagnostic tests and studies such as visual acuity, refraction, central field, and peripheral field testing Performs tests for color vision, fusion, biometric ruling, retinal correspondence, intra-ocular pressure, corneal sensitivity, pupillary reactions, and diagnosing glaucoma Performs slit lamp photography, contact lens fittings, and diagnostic ultrasound May administer ophthalmic medications May set up and assist in office surgery May assist with medication refills Help manage prior authorizations Provides support for contact lens fittings Operates and maintains appropriate medical or diagnostic equipment Assists in the planning and selection of new equipment May assist with clinical research studies Orients medical residents in basic ophthalmic examination techniques Develops training regimen for ophthalmic technician or technologist students and evaluates clinical progress of student May triage patient calls, messages and walk-ins as appropriate Serves as resource person in clinic, including acting as main resource when clinic supervisor is absent Manage patient care between clinic visits Performs related work as required, but only after appropriate training QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Qualifications: Completion of a two (2) year Ophthalmic Technology program accredited by The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) -OR- An approved equivalent combination of education and experience. License/ Certifications: Certification or eligible for certification as an Ophthalmic Technologist Newly hired or promoted Ophthalmic Technologists who are not certified must begin the process within six (6) months of hire or promotion, and must pass both parts of the exam (written and skill evaluation) within one (1) year of hire You've made the right choice in considering Hennepin Healthcare for your employment. We offer a wealth of opportunities for individuals who want to make an impact in our patients' lives. We are dedicated to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to both current and prospective employees. We are driven to connect talented individuals with life-changing career opportunities, enabling you to provide exceptional care without exception. Thank you for considering Hennepin Healthcare as a future employer. Please Note: Offers of employment from Hennepin Healthcare are conditional and contingent upon successful clearance of all background checks and pre-employment requirements. Department:CSC Eye Clinic Primary Location:MN-Minneapolis-Downtown Campus Standard Hours/FTE Status:FTE = 1.00 (80 hours per pay period) Shift Detail:Day Job Level:Staff Employee Status:Regular Eligible for Benefits:Yes Union/Non Union:Non-Union Job Posting:May-24-2021 EEO/Disability/Veteran employer.