1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 173022
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 10/29/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: 50% of $4,173 - $5,753 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 

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 UWs School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nations 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
Oculofacial (cosmetic and traumatic) surgery
Oculofacial plastic and orbital surgery
Oncology and ocular tumors
Optometric services
Pediatric Ophthalmology
Refractive surgery

  • 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

    Completion of an approved ophthalmic technician program AND 2 years minimum Ophthalmic Imaging experience
    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.
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


    Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-02

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