by Rene Reyna
Published: July 28, 2020 (2 months ago)
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Location
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, AZ

Overview

Avosys is a growing integrator of professional, technological and management solutions services. Founded in 1998, Avosys provides services nationwide to Federal, Commercial, Local and State clients. We recognize the foundation of our firm is our people and we continue to rise above our competition by hiring the best.

Is it your calling to serve our Nation’s Heroes? Avosys is seeking an Optometrist Technician to provide services to the military and their families.

  • Maximize family time with no weekend, Holiday, or on-call requirements
  • Maintain work-life balance with guaranteed 8-hour shifts
  • Take advantage of our competitive, comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, short-term disability, long-term disability & 401(k)

Responsibilities

  • Documentation of patient encounters in Composite Health Care Systems (CHCS) – Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technological Application (AHLTA).
  • Supervise optometry services. Assist the health care provider in the examination and treatment of patients by performing visual tests or procedures. Order and dispense military spectacles. Fit patients with spectacles and instruct patients on contact lens procedures. Assist aircrew members in aviator contact lens, high-contrast visor, laser eye protection and night vision goggle programs.
  • Assist flight personnel in the occupational vision program. Record patient case history, conduct visual screening tests such as visual acuity, cover test, pupillary testing, color vision, depth perception, visual field testing, corneal topography, pachymetry, ocular photos and tonometry for analysis and interpretation. Instills approved ophthalmic drugs.
  • Manage clinic resources. Determine requirements for supplies, equipment, and personnel. Develop and maintain a working environment to provide timely, economical, and operational support. Review budget and manage optometry activities. Perform periodic maintenance and calibration checks on clinic diagnostic equipment.
  • Manage optometry administrative services. Coordinate technical and administrative activities of optometry services to ensure effective and efficient visual programs. Review reports and records for accuracy and compliance. Report’s findings and service’s activities. Develop and evaluate training in the clinic environment and recommends changes. Establish or recommend optometry standards, regulations, policies, or procedures to ensure quality patient care in a safe, efficient, and effective optometry environment.
  • Perform ophthalmic functions. Prepare patients and perform as special surgical assistant in all types of ophthalmic surgery. Administer ophthalmic drops and ointments, applies ocular dressings, perform suture removal, and obtains eye cultures. Perform general ophthalmic procedures in preparing preoperative and postoperative patients. Take ophthalmic photographs and prepare injectable ophthalmic anesthetics and antibiotics.

Qualifications

  • Completion of high school courses in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, physics, biology, anatomy, and physiology is desirable.
  • At least 12 months of experience within the last 36 months.
  • Experience in caring for and treating optometry patients and in operating and maintaining ophthalmic equipment such as lensometers, vision screening instruments, visual field measuring instruments, tonometers, and fitting optical and ophthalmic devices. Also, experience performing or supervising ophthalmic functions such as caring for and treating patients, operating ophthalmic testing equipment, and fitting optical and ophthalmic devices.
  • The following knowledge is mandatory: Ocular anatomy; ophthalmic medications; visual physiology, optics; use and maintenance of ophthalmic instruments and testing equipment; ophthalmic and medical regulations; medical terminology; optometric technology; asepsis; ocular referrals and emergency medical treatment; patient transportation; medical ethics; medical administration; and medical service organization and function. Ophthalmic injectable medications, anesthetic solutions, and ocular disorders.