Job opening: Supervisory Health Technician (Ophthalmology)
Salary: $72 903 - 94 778 per year
Published at: Sep 19 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
This Supervisory Health Technician (Ophthalmology) position works in the Eye Service, Operative Care Division at the Portland VA Health Care System.
The duties of this position include but are not limited to the following:
Supports Ophthalmologists in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, follow-up care and patient counseling.
Performs difficult ophthalmic technical duties with considerable latitude for the exercise of independent judgement.
Overseeing the integration between ophthalmic medical devices and the electronic medical record system.
Supervision, administrative management, direction of ophthalmology staff.
Supervises interactions of Health Technicians (Ophthalmology) with affiliate ophthalmology residents.
Preparing work assignments.
Monitoring clinical performances of ophthalmology staff, volunteers, and/students,.
Conducting performance appraisals, and other clinical and administrative responsibilities.
Assures compliance with accrediting agency and regulatory requirements, and the quality management program, assuring corrective action is initiated as needed.
Assures orientation and competency assessment of assigned staff.
Develops policies and procedures
Manages document control.
Develops performance standards, positions descriptions and functional statements.
Participates in the professional and administrative management of an assigned area to include budget execution.
Maintains interdepartmental relations with other services to accomplish medical center goals.
May have overall responsibility for planning, assessing and evaluating programs to ensure proper coordination between care delivered by the program and overall delivery of healthcare within the facility, or coordination of non-VA care as appropriate.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Compressed/Flexible:Available upon service needs.
Telework: Not available.
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Functional Statement #: 000000
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized.
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Experience. One year of experience in a health care field, such as but not limited to nursing, medical assistant, or health technician. OR
Education. Two years above high school with a minimum of six semester hours directly related to a health care field or associate's degree in a health care related degree. OR
Experience/Education Combination. Equivalent combinations of experience and education are qualifying. Examples are listed below:
(a) Six months of experience in the health care field; and one year above high school; or
(b) Six months of experience in the health care field and successful completion of a course for health care technicians, hospital corpsmen, medical service specialists, or ophthalmology technicians given by the U.S. Armed Forces; or
(c) Six months of experience in the health care field and completion of an independent study course in Ophthalmic Medical Assisting.
Certification. All applicants must be certified as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) with the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO). The COA certification is JCAHPO's entry-level certification examination for a Health Technician (Ophthalmology).
English Language Proficiency. Health Technicians (Ophthalmology) must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 38 U.S.C. 7407(d).
May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria).
Grade Determinations: GS-10 In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met:
Experience. One year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level.
Supervisory Health Technician (Ophthalmology), GS-9
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA). In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs:
1. Demonstrated leadership and managerial skills, and skills in interpersonal relations and conflict resolution to deal with employees, team leaders, providers, and managers;
2. Ability to perform the full range of supervisory duties, which includes responsibility for assignment of work to be performed; performance evaluations; selection of qualified staff; and recommendation of awards, advancements, and, when appropriate, disciplinary actions; and
3. Ability to plan, organize, coordinate clinical work flow, set short and/or long term goals for the section, and conduct studies on technical and administrative problems, including personnel shortages, organizational structure, and new technology.
In addition, applicants must meet the below GS-10 requirements.
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA). In addition to meeting the all KSAs for the GS-10 grade level, the candidate must demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment-specific KSA designated by an asterisk (*).
1. Ability to work independently to set priorities, delegate tasks, meet multiple deadlines, analyze organizational problems, and develop and implement effective solutions to optimize quality, efficiency, performance, and productivity within the service;
2. Ability to develop policy, manage equipment requests, and provide workload analysis in Ophthalmology Service;
3. Demonstrated leadership and managerial skills including skill in interpersonal relations and conflict resolution to deal with employees, team members, managers and other departments; and
*4. Ability to perform the full range of supervisory duties which includes responsibility for assignment of work to be performed; competency assessments; performance evaluations; selection of staff; and recommendation of awards, advancements, and when appropriate, disciplinary actions.
Preferred Experience: Certified Ophthalmic Technician or Certified Ophthalmic Assistant; 2 years experience in an Eye Clinic setting.
References: VA Handbook 5005/98, Part II Appendix G52
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-10.
Physical Requirements: Moderate Lifting , Light Carrying, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking, prolonged standing and bending.
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
- Address VA Portland Health Care System
3710 Southwest US Veterans Hospital Road
Portland, OR 97239
- Name: Artan Hoxha
- Phone: 5032208262 X58486
- Email: [email protected]