Ophthalmology technicians in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) support the Eye Center providers in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, follow-up-care and patient counseling. The Health Technician will respond to the needs of the staff Ophthalmologists/Optometrists, the supervisory technician or other designated administrative supervisor who will maintain daily supervision and guidance. Independent work is an integral part of the position. The major duties of the Health Technician (Ophthalmology) are but not limited to: For all assignments at the full performance level, the higher level duties must consist of significant scope, administrative independence, complexity (difficulty) and range of variety as described in this standard at the specified grade level and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. The Health Technician (Ophthalmology) carries additional responsibilities that involve the oversight of specific services within the ophthalmology clinic. The Health Technician (Ophthalmology) may assist with technician oversight duties including: making work assignments, monitoring work flow, providing input on performance, resolving daily workplace issues, and maintaining efficient flow of patient care. They may provide training to eye care staff, students and/or trainees; and may provide input into special advancements, promotions, and disciplinary actions. The Health Technician (Ophthalmology) performs difficult ophthalmic the critical duties with considerable latitude for the exercise of independent judgment. The Technician carries additional responsibilities that involve oversight services within the Eye Center. Work Schedule: Monday- Friday; Varied 7:00AM- 5:00PM Functional Statement #: PD08288A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): 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.