Ophthalmic Technician - Contact Lens Technician
Posted on: September 24, 2022
Ophthalmic Technician- Contact Lens Technician
Facility: UCHealth Eye Center (Aurora, CO)
Department: Eye Center
Sign-on bonus for those who qualify.
Assist eye care providers in the fitting of all types of contact
lenses. Educates patients regarding appropriate contact lens
products to meet the patient's needs.
- Under the direct supervision of eye care providers, demonstrate
proficiency in contact lens fitting for appropriate lens type,
parameters, and materials, including but not limited to Scleral
Contact Lenses and Rigid Gas Permeable.
- Provide contact lens training for patients.
- Demonstrate proficiency in refractometry, lensometry, and
- Performs documentation, patient education and enters charges.
Assists with the flow of patient care.
- Maintains trial lens inventories to optimal levels, and triages
phone calls for the contact lens department.
- Communicates effectively with patients and providers regarding
contact lens fitting and billing.
- Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills,
decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal
supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and
take appropriate action.
- Minimum Required Education: High School diploma or GED.
Completion of UCHealth preceptor course.
- Required Licensure/Certification: National Contact Lens
Examiners (NCLE), in addition to Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
(COA) or Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) or Certified
Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT). Basic Life Support (BLS)
- Minimum Experience: 2 years of sponsored on-the-job ophthalmic
training or ophthalmic internship. Experience in a cataract
practice and IOL ordering experience is preferred.
The pay range for this position is:$22.80 - $29.64 / hour. Pay is
dependent on applicant's relevant experience.
An annual bonus may be paid to eligible employees based upon
organizational and individual performance.
UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive
total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this
package are full medical, dental and vision coverage; retirement
plans; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance
with additional buy-up coverage options; tuition and continuing
education reimbursement; and a full suite of voluntary benefits
such as identity theft protection and pet insurance. Our employees
and their family members have full access to our Employee
Assistance Program, which includes up to 5 free counseling visits
and work/life solutions, such as one free legal consultation. In
addition, other emotional counseling support is available depending
upon their need.
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