People Places Events In History Terms Organizations
Home Invites Members Groups Events Careers Videos News Photos Blogs Polls Forums Chat
Home > Career Center > Job Seekers > Job Search
Job Title: Supervisory Health Technician (Opthalmology)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: San Antonio, TX
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 02/09/2018
Expire Date: 04/10/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Computers, Software, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Internet/E-Commerce, Counseling, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical, Web Technology, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Supervisory Health Technician (Opthalmology)

Serves as Supervisor of Health Technicians in the Ophthalmology Section. Functions of the section include examination, diagnosis and treatment of injuries and disorders of the eye by surgical and medical means. Sets priorities and prepares employee schedules to ensure mission accomplishment. Furnishes superiors with periodic reports of progress, accomplishments and workload. Assigns work to subordinate employees based on relative priorities, consideration of complexity, and the capabilities of the employee. Makes decisions on work-related issues defined by subordinates in conjunction with Supervisory Program Analyst. Ensures timely completion of work and reviews results of completed work. Hears and investigates employee grievances. Resolves issues and makes recommendations for disciplinary action(s) if necessary.

The supervisory health technician shall be responsible for administrative duties related to the daily function within the Ophthalmology Section, including:
- Requests, coordinates, and schedules equipment maintenance.
- Prepares requests for new equipment and/or upgrades on existing equipment in conjunction with the supervisor.
- Orders and maintains instruments, eye clinic ward stock medications, equipment and supplies for the eye clinic.
- Works with VA Sterile Processing Services (SPS) to properly care, clean, disinfect, and autoclave instruments for use at eye clinic.
- Utilizes writing skills to prepare clear concise reports, email correspondence, and memorandums.

Provides instruction and technical guidance to all ancillary health care personnel in the Ophthalmology Section. Develops and administers an overall training plan for the section. Trains new employees on theory and technique. Schedules formal training rotations within the section and assigns training objectives to individual staff members. Provides instruction and technical guidance to all ancillary health care personnel in the Ophthalmology Section.

In general, the health technician shall be assigned the duties of:
1. Taking patient histories
2. Conducting specific observations and examination procedures
3. Performing diagnostic and therapeutic tasks
4. Assisting physician providers with equipment, procedures and scribing.

Initiates consultations and monitors scheduling of patients for special tests, such as fluorescein angiography, fundus photography, photocoagulation, etc. Counsels the patient and his/her family as to preventative care, postoperative and/or ambulatory care (bandaging, use of eye drops, eye patches, etc.) and the use of prescribed treatment and drugs. Is alert to proper identification and immediate condition of patient prior to examination, test and treatment, reporting any problems to the ophthalmologist or optometrist. Moves and positions the patient before, during and after examination, tests and/or procedures using any special equipment. Maintains continual observation of patient for signs of adverse reactions to medications or injections used for diagnostic examinations, as with fluorescein angiography. Performs patient histories, visual examinations, and visual testing. Assumes responsibility for all instrumentation and specialized tests in the Eye Clinic, utilizing all technical skills required for diagnostic testing and/or therapeutic care of the patient, under the physician's supervision. Responsible for setting up trays of instruments to be used in examination or procedure. Directly in charge of the disinfecting of all minor surgery equipment in the clinic. Works with SPD, SPS, and Pharmacy in maintaining effective supply level and anticipating the need for additional supplies and equipment, including expendable items. Demonstrates proficiency using computers to include the Windows operating system and required application programs including Computerized Patient Records System.

Work Schedule: Full-Time: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

In order to qualify for the position, persons in direct patient care positions are required to be proficient in basic written and spoken English. Additionally the applicant must have:

  • At least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-9) in the Federal Service that has given me the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience includes knowledge of patient eye-care, ophthalmology related medical terminology, eye anatomy, diagnostic procedures and techniques and experience that includes performing eye tests, which require specialized knowledge and skills, such as visual fields, digital retinal imaging, intraocular pressure checks, etc.; providing supervision to staff; developing performance standards, coordinating schedules; monitoring performance; writing position descriptions; and preparing performance plans, appraisals and competencies. NOTE: Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
  • Successfully completed two (2) full years of graduate education or a master's degree that must include courses directly related to the work of this position such as Ophthalmology, Anatomy, Physiology, and Organic functions of the eye and aseptic techniques; medical terminology particularly relating to the anatomy of the eye and adjacent structures. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. NOTE: If you select this option, you must submit a copy of your transcript with your application. Education cannot be credited without documentation.
  • A combination of completed graduate-level education (beyond 18 semester hours) and specialized experience, as listed above, may be used to meet total experience requirements. The education portion must include courses directly related to the work of this position. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. NOTE: If you select this option, you must submit a copy of your transcript with your application. Education cannot be credited without documentation.
A Quality Ranking Factors (QRF) has been requested by the facility. QRF's are skills, knowledge, abilities, or other worker characteristics which could be expected to result in superior performance on the job. QRF's will not be used for screening, but may be used as ranking criteria. Applicants with higher proficiency levels may rank above those with lower proficiency levels on a quality ranking factor. The QRF is: possess certification as a Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) by the JCAPHO?

You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
  • Computer Skills
  • Manages Human Resources
  • Medical Information
  • Quality Ranking Factor
  • Self Management
  • Teaches Others


IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work involves various physical demands requiring the employee to be versatile in the many functions performed. These include sedentary work performed at a desk with intermittent standing, walking, bending, and lifting of lightweight records and supplies (rarely exceeding 25 pounds.) The demands may be unpredictable requiring the
incumbent to adjust accordingly. May be required to assist in transporting and transferring patients from wheelchair or stretcher and the examination environment. Will be responsible for moving imaging/ophthalmic equipment as necessary. Must be alert to patient's physical/mental needs, e.g., low blood sugar or stress of significant systemic/ocular disease, and take appropriate action. Must be able to prioritize tasks and work well with fellow staff members, using appropriate communication skills.IMPORTANT: Please ensure your resume include up-to-date contact information (phone number(s), email address(s), etc.)

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Resume


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements

In order to qualify for the position, persons in direct patient care positions are required to be proficient in basic written and spoken English. Additionally the applicant must have:

  • At least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-9) in the Federal Service that has given me the particular knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of this position. Specialized experience includes knowledge of patient eye-care, ophthalmology related medical terminology, eye anatomy, diagnostic procedures and techniques and experience that includes performing eye tests, which require specialized knowledge and skills, such as visual fields, digital retinal imaging, intraocular pressure checks, etc.; providing supervision to staff; developing performance standards, coordinating schedules; monitoring performance; writing position descriptions; and preparing performance plans, appraisals and competencies. NOTE: Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
  • Successfully completed two (2) full years of graduate education or a master's degree that must include courses directly related to the work of this position such as Ophthalmology, Anatomy, Physiology, and Organic functions of the eye and aseptic techniques; medical terminology particularly relating to the anatomy of the eye and adjacent structures. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. NOTE: If you select this option, you must submit a copy of your transcript with your application. Education cannot be credited without documentation.
  • A combination of completed graduate-level education (beyond 18 semester hours) and specialized experience, as listed above, may be used to meet total experience requirements. The education portion must include courses directly related to the work of this position. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university. NOTE: If you select this option, you must submit a copy of your transcript with your application. Education cannot be credited without documentation.
A Quality Ranking Factors (QRF) has been requested by the facility. QRF's are skills, knowledge, abilities, or other worker characteristics which could be expected to result in superior performance on the job. QRF's will not be used for screening, but may be used as ranking criteria. Applicants with higher proficiency levels may rank above those with lower proficiency levels on a quality ranking factor. The QRF is: possess certification as a Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) by the JCAPHO?

You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
  • Computer Skills
  • Manages Human Resources
  • Medical Information
  • Quality Ranking Factor
  • Self Management
  • Teaches Others


IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
Share |
Contact Information
Contact Name:
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Phone Number:
Fax Number:
Contact Email:CAVHS.DEU@VA.GOV
Website:http://www.ecentralmetrics.com/url/?u=89559556188%2D40&r=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Evacareers%2Eva%2Egov%2Fjob%2Dsearch%2Fjob%2Ddetail%2Easp%3Fjob%3D310947
Company Description:

Please visit our employer showcase!
Apply Now | Forward Job to a Friend | More Jobs From This Employer
Employer Showcase
>> more | add
Latest Jobs
Psychologist/Outreach Coordinator - Counseling Center with Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA.
Payroll Specialist - Business Office (S069) with Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA.
Technical Director (F692) with Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA.
International Marketing & Recruitment Specialist with Pierce College District II in Puyallup and Lakewood , WA.
Director of Strategic Content Management with Columbia University in New York City, NY.
>> more | add
Latest Member Activity
gregory boulware, esq. just posted a blog entitled '~'alexandre dumas, author/playwrite'~'. 07:28PM
gregory boulware, esq. just commented on a blog entitled '~“it came across my desk”~'. 05:47PM
gregory boulware, esq. just commented on a blog entitled '~"a man of color?"~'. 10:41PM
gregory boulware, esq. just commented on a blog entitled '~ “out from the shadows” ~'. 08:32PM
christina harris just became a new member. 10:20PM
antoine fisher just edited his profile. 06:04PM
antoine fisher just commented on a poll entitled 'christians read the story about jesus in the new testament ,,,but '. 06:03PM
antoine fisher just commented on a article entitled 'looking for a new career? cbre is hiring on hbcuconnect.com!!'. 05:58PM
antoine fisher just became a new member. 05:52PM
james clark just edited his profile. 05:48PM
james clark just became a new member. 05:33PM
matthew w shack sr just edited his profile. 07:43PM
>> more | invite friends