As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The HMC Eye Institute has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (50%) OPHTHALMIC SPECIALIST. Under general supervision the Ophthalmic Specialist assists and/or performs complex clinical diagnostic eye examinations and procedures, as delegated by the ophthalmology team, including a variety of invasive and non-invasive diagnostic imaging procedures such as Retinal Fluorescein and Indocyanine Green Angiography, Optical Coherence Tomography and Confocal Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy. The ophthalmic imaging technician also participates in clinic and selected divisional activities to promote improved patient care delivery, problem solving, communication and professional development for self and others.
UW Medicine Eye Institute focuses on several areas: Comprehensive eye health Cornea and external disease Neuro-ophthalmology Oculofacial (cosmetic and traumatic) surgery Oculofacial plastic and orbital surgery Oncology and ocular tumors Optometric services Pediatric Ophthalmology Refractive surgery Strabismus Uveitis
Utilize appropriate skills and judgment in the assessment and delivery of patient care in accordance with established standards of care in ophthalmology and in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team
Complete appropriate intake assessment of patient appointments according to established guidelines set by the clinic practice manager and the medical director including reviewing the medical record prior to physician examination
Complete all ophthalmic imaging tests as ordered by the physicians
Ensure quality and safety of all patients and imaging following appropriate hospital and Eye Institute Policies and procedures
Document patient care in a timely manner that reflects recognition of the legal significance of an accurate and complete medical record utilizing the designated Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
Act as an advocate for the patient/family through activities such as case conferences, case management by telephone or email while safeguarding patient privacy and confidentiality
Perform complex clinical diagnostic eye imaging and procedures within scope of certification
Assist providers with ophthalmic imaging procedures such as flourescein angiography
Under physician direction, administer diagnostic eye drops, ophthalmic ointments, and ophthalmic irrigating solutions within scope of certification
Monitor and facilitate patient flow in the clinic and in the imaging rooms, working collaboratively with other clinical staff
Answer patient questions, address concerns, follow up on questions and/or refer patient questions to providers as appropriate
REQUIREMENTS: Completion of an approved ophthalmic technician program AND 2 years minimum Ophthalmic Imaging experience OR Equivalent education/experience
Current certification by NIH/NEI for clinical trial or be eligible for certification
This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.
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