Works independently and collaboratively with unit managers/team leaders to coordinate the orientation process annual competencies and provide on-the-unit education of new equipment, products, policies and procedures. In conjunction with clinic team leaders/coordinators develops and provides unit-based educational programs. Perform clinical functions of ophthalmology technician.
Establish consistency among all ophthalmology outpatient clinics in regards to daily operational issues that relate to policies and regulations, particularly the Department of Health and The Joint Commission.
Coordinates the orientation process through an active involvement with ophthalmic orienteers and preceptors throughout the service line.
Provides ongoing education based on individual unit needs, staff requests, and physician request.
Assists staff with on-unit education of new equipment, products, policies, procedures and handling clinical emergencies.
Facilitates support and provides required education by identifying and communicating relevant in-services.
Fosters growth of individual staff members through mentoring and support of Career Enhancement Program.
Establishes educational opportunities for all staff through poster presentation, workshops, computer based programs, articles and videos.
Provides leadership in management meetings and other committees as assigned.
Collaborates with clinical unit management team to foster unit growth, identify educational needs and develop plans related to clinical practice.
Acts as a resource to the clinical team leader and team coordinators with annual unit based skills assessment and competencies.
Assures age specific programs meet the needs of Clinics.
Performs all the duties of an ophthalmic assistant.
Liaison of Ophthalmology tech co-op program.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
The schedule for this position is Monday through Friday 8AM-4:30PM with occasional 4 hour educational sessions to lead one Saturday a month.
We're proud to offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
Medical, prescription drug, vision and dental coverage Family Support (Fertility and Adoption Support) Employer contribution to your retirement plan Tuition assistance (part time and full time roles only) Generous paid time off packages that allows you to take the time you need to travel, rest, and care for and reconnect with friends and family. Professional opportunities for growth and advancement Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated and experienced nursing leaders Paid Military Leave Community Involvement through our Employee Resources Groups
High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)
Minimum of 3 years-Related work experience (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) - Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO); Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body
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