Martinsburg, WV is a picturesque, historic community within 90 minutes from Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD metropolitan areas, yet offers the serenity of small city living. Our opportunity is nestled in a community which offers family friendly lifestyle, great public and private schools, and affordable real estate. With such proximity to our nation’s capital you can enjoy all the attractions, sports, shopping, and entertainment that a metropolitan area has to offer.
The Martinsburg VA Medical Center seeks an Ophthalmologic Health Technician with training in Medical Retina. The candidate must be certified as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) with the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO). The COA certification is JCAHPO’s entry-level certification examination for a Health Technician (Ophthalmology).
Health Technicians (Ophthalmology) have a higher responsibility for support Ophthalmologists in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, follow-up care and patient counseling. The Health Technician performs a range of standard, but complex, diagnostic procedures, assists during clinic-based surgical procedures, educates patients and legal representatives, assists with the education of medical students and residents. May perform direct patient care services under the supervision of Ophthalmologists
Opportunity allows you to but not limited to;
Instills eye medications under the direction of an Ophthalmologist or Optometrist (drop or ointments, including anesthetic, dye, dilating drops, cycloplegic drops, or antibiotics).
Measures intraocular pressure with standard techniques, including iCare Tonometer, Tonopen, and Goldman applanation tonometry.
Performs refraction utilizing auto-refractor or habitual glasses prescription in phoroptor or trial frame and lenses.
Performs intra-ocular lens calculations using an IOL Master/Lenstar or equivalent device.
Performs automated or manual visual field testing using various perimetry machines.
Performs external photographs and fundus photography.
Performsoptical coherence tomography (OCT) of anterior segment, retina, and optic nerve.
Performs patient screening and triage of potentially urgent ocular conditions.
Assists during clinic based ophthalmic surgery, including revision of wounds, biopsies of the eyelid lesions, cultures of conjunctiva, or cornea; reformation of anterior chamber, evacuation of hyphemia, and laser surgical procedures.
Educates patients and caregivers in eye care including pre and post operation instructions.
Ensures proper cleaning and disinfection; calibration, maintenance, backup, annual inventory and ordering of instruments, supplies and equipment; obtains quotes as needed; and reports needed repairs to biomedical engineering.
13 to 26 days paid annual (vacation/personal) leave
13 sick days annually with no limit on accumulation
10 paid federal holidays
The Family and Medical Leave Act and The Family Friendly Leave Actallow employees to balance their work and family lives by taking reasonable amounts of leave for medical reasons; for the birth or adoption/foster care of a child; and for the care of a child, spouse or parent who has a serious health problem
Up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave (for employees covered by FMLA) for the birth, adoption, or foster care placement of a child
The weekly schedule is Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.