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    Summary

    Technology-based Eye Care services (TECs) offers veterans to receive eye care at their primary medical care home by extending the diabetic telehealth protocol. TECs adds history, vision, eye glass check and intraocular pressure to the diabetic fundus protocol. Omaha collaborated with Atlanta and was awarded funds as a beta site to expand services. The primary purpose of the work is to provide support to the TECs program by executing the program protocol for the patients.

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    Responsibilities

    Major duties, include but are not limited to:

    • Support and manage telehealth clinical encounters from the patient and provider location as the site tele-presenter.
    • Manage the patient-site clinical, business, scheduling and technical aspects of telehealth applications for the Technology -based eye care grant.
    • Maintains telehealth peripherals such as lensometer, pachymeter, and imaging camera.
    • Open the telehealth room patient room and readying equipment for examination. Verify that all equipment is functioning properly.
    • Ensure proper cleaning of equipment and perform minor maintenance and adjustments.
    • Obtains ocular history of patient and input all patient information and data into electronic medical record system.
    • Obtains distance and near vision using Snellen chart and near card.
    • Obtain eye glass prescription using lensometer
    • Autorefract and refine patient's refraction using trial frames and lens set.
    • Fit and measure patients for new eye glasses, making minor repairs and adjustments.
    • Examine pupils for abnormalities.
    • Obtain intraocular pressure and corneal thickness measurements using tonopen and pachymeter.
    • Obtain Retina and External Eye Photos according to a standard protocol
    Work Schedule: The tour of duty for this position is typically Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Additional information regarding the tour of duty may be discussed during the interview process.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Physical Requirements: The position requires fine motor skills and dexterity necessary for working with ophthalmic equipment. The position requires the operation of several different devices under dim illumination for the examination of patients. These generally require that the operator sit opposite the patient, using one band to support the eyelids in the static position while the body, head and other hand of the operator must be able to shift positions sometimes rapidly to obtain the optimal picture field. The operator's eye is employed in this arrangement and the combination of static position and adjusting movements can be stressful and tiring. There are extensive periods of regular and recurring standing, walking, sitting, bending, lifting, pushing and reaching. It requires pushing a patient in a wheelchair. Clinic duties require providing manual assistance in lifting and positioning patients, e.g., wheelchair ­bound patients. Various equipment items and some heavy objects must be moved or relocated, e.g., visual field machine. It requires walking throughout the clinic environment to access faxing and printing equipment, etc. It requires frequent computer use. The individual must be able to work for sustained periods under pressure. The ability to be flexible regarding patient needs is critical.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    8

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/556597900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.