This position is located in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Mid Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN 6), Salisbury VA Medical Center (VAMC), Salisbury, NC at the Charlotte HCC located in Charlotte, NC. The purpose of the position is to provide a wide variety of clinical and technical work in support of optometry services. Major Duties Obtaining a patient's physical history; Documents all pertinent information appropriately; Performs spectacle data collection; Glasses measurements; Frame selection, measurement and fitting; Tonometry, extra-ocular motility testing, and pupillary function Humphrey, Goldman and tangent screen visual field testing; Keratometry (manual and/or automated); B scan ultrasonography; Schirmer testing for quantitative tear production; Stereopsis testing using Titmus and stereofly tester; Color vision assessment; Amsler grid testing to evaluate each eye separately for distortion, metamorphopsia, micropsia, and scotomas; Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) testing; Setting up the minor procedure room for in-clinic procedures, assisting the doctor with these procedures, cleaning up after the procedures; Setting up the minor procedure room for removal of foreign body, lash epilating and cornea abrasion; Calling patients regarding appointments, filling out paperwork related to procedures performed in the clinic; Performing inventory of instruments, exam lens, eye medications, and other Eye Clinic supplies; Assisting the doctor in other non-specified technical areas within the clinic; Performs direct patient care in the form of changing eye dressings, instilling eye drops, etc.; Maintains all stock levels of ophthalmic medications and supplies necessary for the function of the clinic; Trains clerical support from other services, instructs residents and interns in the use of ocular instruments, computer usage, and the start-up of equipment; Independently records clinical photographs of the ocular fundus and other photographic procedures; Performs medical observation and identification of the side effects of the procedures; Promptly recognizes urgent or emergent patient care situations, seeks assistance appropriately and effectively intervenes as directed. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm Compressed/Flexible: Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Health Tech (Optometry)/PD001594 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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.