Optometry Technician

Peterson AFB, Colorado
May 23, 2023
Jun 22, 2023
Specialty Trades
Full Time

ERP International is seeking a Optometry Technician for a full-time position supporting the Optometry Clinic at Peterson AFB, CO. Apply online today and discover more about this exceptional employment opportunity. www.erpinternational.com

Be the Best! Join our team of exceptional health care professionals across the nation. Come discover the immense pride and job satisfaction ERP Employees experience in providing care for our Military Members, their Families and Retired Military Veterans! ERP International is honored to have been named one of The Washington Post's 2022 Top Workplaces!

* Excellent Compensation & Exceptional Comprehensive Benefits!
* Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Time, Plus 12 Paid Federal Holidays!

* Medical/Dental/Vision, STD/LTD/Life, Health Savings Account available, and more!
* Annual CME Stipend and License/Certification Reimbursement!

* Matching 401K!

About ERP International, LLC: ERP is a nationally respected provider of health, science, and technology solutions supporting clients in the government and commercial sectors. We provide comprehensive enterprise information technology, strategic sourcing, and management solutions to DoD and federal civilian agencies in 40 states. Founded in 2006, ERP is headquartered in Laurel, MD and maintains satellite offices in Montgomery, AL and San Antonio, TX - plus project locations nationwide. ERP is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Disability and Veteran.


Work Schedule:
* Duty Hours: Work schedule shall be Monday - Friday between the hours of 0730 - 1630. Shift shall include a one-hour uncompensated meal break as determined by the clinical department.
* Place of Performance: The work to be performed will be at the 21st Medical Group, Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs, CO.

Job Specific Details and Tasks: The duties include, but are not limited to the following:
• Assists the health care provider in the examination and treatment of patients by performing visual tests or procedures.
• Orders and dispenses military spectacles. Fits patients with spectacles and instructs patients on contact lens procedures. Assists aircrew members in aviator contact lens and night vision goggle program.
• Assists flight personnel in the occupational vision program and as needed under the direction of the Optometrist.
• Records patient case history, conducts visual screening tests such as visual acuity, cover test, pupillary testing, color vision, depth perception, visual field charting, and tonometry for analysis and interpretation. Instills approved ophthalmic drugs.
• Performs ophthalmic functions as needed.
• Prepares patients and performs as special surgical assistant in clinical procedures.
• Administers ophthalmic drops and ointments, applies ocular dressings, performs suture removal, and obtains eye cultures.
• Takes ophthalmic photographs.
• Prepares ophthalmic anesthetics and antibiotics.
• Performs periodic maintenance and calibration checks on clinic diagnostic equipment.
• Reviews reports and records for accuracy and compliance.
• Reports findings and service's activities.
• Establishes or recommends optometry standards, regulations, policies, or procedures to ensure quality patient care in a safe, efficient, and effective optometry environment.


Minimum Qualifications:
* Education: Completion of a basic optometry course, equivalent paraoptometric training, or a paraoptometric certification.
* Experience/Required Knowledge:
• Minimum one (1) year relevant experience.
• Must have knowledge of 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.
• 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 other types of ophthalmic equipment.
• Experience with ophthalmic medications, anesthetic solutions, and ocular disorders.
• Experience performing or supervising ophthalmic functions such as caring for and treating patients, operating ophthalmic testing equipment, and fitting optical and ophthalmic devices.
* Life Support Certification: Possess and maintain a current American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider certification.
* Security: Must possess ability to pass a Government background check/security clearance.