Emory Healthcare Refractive Ophthalmic Tech, Lasik/PRK, 8a-5p in Atlanta, Georgia


JOB DESCRIPTION: This position requires an ophthalmic technician with proven skills and related certifications. This tech is responsible for cleaning and running the microkertome, wavefront abbarometer, Ladarvision laser, as well as Allegretto Wave and preparing the OR for surgery. Responsible for sterilizing the OR and maintaining medical stock. Must oversee patient care from beginning to end. Interacts with physicians to maintain the integrity of the patient and staff schedule. Needs to have the ability to assess common safety hazards and take precautions to establish a safe work environment. Finally, this tech needs to understand the need for efficient use of time to accomplish all necessary tasks. This position works under supervision of lead technician.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or at least one year of related experience/training in a refractive surgery center, or equivalent combination of education and experience in order to perform at the level of a COT. Required within 1 year of hire to secure COA certification and within 2 years to secure COT certification. Will need to become certified on Lasik lasers and microkeratomes.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation , Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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Division The Emory Clinic

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30342

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department TEC Ophthalmology Admin

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 19815

Job Category Clinical & Nursing Support

Schedule 8:30a-5p

Standard Hours 40 Hours

Emory Healthcare is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices and decisions. Emory Healthcare prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age (40 and over), disability, citizenship, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.