Optometry Technician

Location: Ft. Sam Houston, TX
Date Posted: 02-19-2018
About Us:
Fidelity Partners is a leading national healthcare support services company specializing in Medical and Allied Health Staffing, Executive Search, and Outplacement of clinical professionals for both premier private sector and military clients. We are committed to the highest levels of professional and ethical service in the market today and work to cultivate long-term relationships. We have a reputation built on integrity, an expert knowledge of the medical industry and attention to individual client and employee needs. 
We are currently accepting qualified applications for Optometry Technician at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX.  
  • Optometry Technician shall have a minimum of one year experience in optometry services.
  • Shall possess technical knowledge of the components of optometry screening assessment such as chief complaint, visual acuity, intraocular pressures, depth perception, color vision, binocularity, accommodation, spectacle ordering measurements and optical ANSI/OSHA standards.
  • This includes the ability to retrieve, interpret, and document medical record information in the SOAP (Subjective, Objective, Assessment, and Plan) format.
  • Shall have received Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) required training for the position in which they will perform, and that training currency is maintained.
Job specifications:
  • Optometry Technician position requires working at two different locations at Fort Sam Houston,
  • Texas, including the Optometry Clinic at SAMMC/Fort Sam Houston Jennifer Moreno Clinic (JMC) and the Optometry Clinic at the McWethy Troop Medical Clinic (TMC).
  • This position performs a wide range of optometric technician tasks in eye examinations and corrective procedures in support of the professional Optometry staff.
  • Conducts initial interviews with patients to gather medical history and information on visual complaints, past eye injuries, and family histories of eye diseases.
  • During the initial interview, identifies possible unconventional problem areas that may be affecting the patient's visual or overall well-being.
  • Administers various visual tests for preliminary data and special examinations such as Academy physicals, flight physicals, periodic physicals, and driver's license exams, e.g., unaided and corrected visual acuity and visual skills, muscle balance, color perception, peripheral vision, depth perception and accommodative ability.
  • Receives and orients patient.
  • Sets up equipment to conduct diagnostic tests.
  • Tests and techniques include but are not limited to: lensometry; pupillary testing; PD measurements; color vision testing using the PIP color plates and red/green lens; phoria testing using phoropter and cover testing apparatus; intraocular pressure testing using non-contact and applanation tonometry, to include the Goldmann tonometer and the Tonopen; depth perception testing using stereoscopic and stereo fly testing apparatus; screening and threshold visual field testing using the Humphrey Visual Field Tester and the FDT; accommodation testing; tests for diplopia using red lens and Worth Four Dot testing apparatus; obtains keratometer readings to include corneal topography; pachymetry; and performs posterior and anterior segment ocular photography using a retinal or anterior segment camera; oarlar coherave tomography, post & anterior. Insures that any unusual results or problems with any tests are brought to the optometrist or supervisor's attention.
  • Recognizes the effects of drugs and solutions pertaining to the eye and eye prosthetics.
  • Instills medications in the form of eye drops or ointments as ordered by the optometrist.
  • Orders, dispenses, and repairs spectacles by selecting proper frame size (eye bridge and temple length), determines bifocal and trifocal segment height, measures inter-pupillary distance.
  • Prepares order forms for fabrication of spectacles.
  • Has working knowledge of the Frame of Choice program.
  • Enters all military spectacle orders information into the computer and transmits to the military lab daily using the SRTS system software program.
  • Maintains spectacle accountability via computer for military spectacles and in a logbook for safety spectacle orders.
  • Determines if all spectacles received from the lab meet ANSI/OSHA standards by comparing prescription and spectacles.
  • Performs procedures necessary to fit and adjust frames.
  • Performs minor repairs on military issue spectacles such as replacing fronts, temples, etc.
  • Verifies prescription accuracy of military and civilian spectacles.
  • Assists patients in lens and frame selection for safety glasses.
  • Counsel's government employees working in eye hazardous areas on the proper lens material (glass, plastic, or polycarbonate) for their safety spectacles, based upon the employee’s occupation and work area.
  • Performs all procedures to order authorized safety glasses.
  • Teaches insertion and removal of contact lenses.
  • Cleans and disinfects contact lenses.
  • Polishes rigid contact lenses as directed by the doctor.
  • Verifies quality and accuracy of contact lens by checking the contact lens power, base curve, diameter, optic zone diameter, center thickness, and edge design for rigid gas permeable lenses, and the power, diameter, and overall condition of soft contact lenses.
  • Assists in and conducts visual therapy training, mostly for children, using Keystone Telebinocular visual screening test cards, Keystone telebinocular eye hand coordinator with auditory feedback, accommodative flexibility therapy, convergence flexibility and increasing of base out and base in prism ranges, polachrome slides anti-suppression and convergence ranges, Polaroid glasses (one on patient/one on technician for antisuppression), red/green glasses and visual acuity
  • Assists in all phases of patient care, office management, and other administrative and clerical matters concerning orderliness of clinic operations.
  • This includes performance of receptionist duties, transporting patients, replenishing supplies, filing, maintaining workload data, assuring adequate supply and parts levels are maintained, patient scheduling and performance of minor maintenance on clinic equipment.
  • May assist in the training of students; e.g., Reserve and National Guard personnel on temporary duty, and direct the work of optometry eye assistants (permanent party enlisted, cross training personnel, etc).
  • Decisions require consideration of such factors as the type of diagnostic tests requested, side effects of medication, patient's visual environments, age related requirements, and acute care conditions.
  • The necessary steps depend on patient's condition, patient's preference/requests, referring source and optometrists' orders.
  • Deciding on the appropriate services involves daily interaction with optometrists, patients and other staff members.
  • The optometry technician will document all treatments in the proper medical records per facility standards on all patients treated under this contract in accordance with AR 40 66.
  • The optometry technician will prepare any additional records or description of care if and when required, on behalf of the MTF, the Medical Command, The Military Health System, the Department of the Army and Department of Defense.
  • The optometry technician will complete to clinic standards administrative and opening/closing clinic tasks as assigned.
  • These may include but are not limited to end of day close out in computerized appointment systems, patient data collection, maintaining supplies, linen, and performing infection control procedures.
  • The purpose of the work is to perform an expanded range of technician tasks, which comprise a significant segment of total optometry care.
  • Specifically, to obtain and record patients' preliminary case histories, assist patients with selection of, adjustment and repair of glasses or contact lenses, maintain records and schedules, prepare patients for vision examinations and assist with various eye tests, instruct patients in the care and use of glasses or contact lenses, work with patients in vision therapy, maintain an inventory of supplies, care of optometric instruments, and interacting closely with the optometry service team to assure accurate and complete care of patients.
  • Duties performed allow the optometry service team to assure accurate and complete care, of patients which impact on the patient's eye health and the attitude of the patient regarding the health care provided.
  • Successfully completed a program of formal education for Optometry Technicians.
  • Have and maintain certification in Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) / Basic Life
Support (BLS).
  • The contractor is responsible for maintaining these certifications in a current status at all times while performing services under this contract.
  • Certification in Optometry is encouraged, but not required.
  • Shall have received Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) required training for the position in which they will perform, and that training currency is maintained.
Qualified and interested applicants may apply at careers@fidelitypartners.org .  
Thank you for providing us your candidacy request we will review your background and qualifications to determine a potential match for this opportunity, if we determine you are a good fit one of our executive recruiters will contact you as soon as possible to discuss next steps, if you are not we will retain your information in our database for future opportunity.

Kindest Regards,
Fidelity Partners
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