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  • Optometry Technician

    Location US-KS-FT. RILEY
    Job ID
    2018-4623
    Category
    Medical
    Salary Range
    $37,223 - $48,385
  • Overview

     

     

    WE'RE HIRING OPTOMETRY TECHNICIANS

     

    BENEFITS.

    Full federal benefits package: very competitive pay, ample vacation + separate sick leave, 5% investment matching (TSP), retirement (FERS), health, dental, vision, life + long term insurance, any state license works (no need to get a KS license!) Read more about our benefits by visiting the Army Benefits Center (https://www.abc.army.mil/abc?id=abc_index)

     

    QUALIFICATIONS.

    BLS, One year of specialized experience which includes work providing optometry care to obtain and record patient's case histories; assist with selection of glasses or contact lenses; administer various eye tests; use and maintain optometry equipment; maintain records; schedule appointments and perform other clerical work, US Citizenship

     

    HOW TO APPLY.

    To officially apply, please search for openings at Fort Riley, Kansas on USAJOBS.gov. Please also e-mail your resume + license to:

    usarmy.riley.medcom-iach.mbx.careers@mail.mil

     

     

     

     

    WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT

     

     

    We're an Army hospital located in Fort Riley, Kansas. An active duty Army instillation in Manhattan, Kansas - home to Kansas State University! We serve a population of nearly 50,000 active duty Soldiers, family members and retirees in the community. Irwin Army Community Hospital is located in Fort Riley, Kansas which is uniquely located in the rolling Flint Hills region of the Midwest. We are nestled between Junction City (pop.17,000) and Manhattan (pop. 57,000). The local area has an abundance of outdoor activities where you'll find unlimited opportunities to fish, hike, swim, and explore! Enjoy BigXII college sports and entertainment at Kansas State University in Manhattan; as well as a thriving night life and culinary experience. Experience travel simplified at the Manhattan Regional Airport. For international travel, Kansas City International Airport is only two hours away.

     

    Manhattan has been recognized on the following lists for its quality of life:

     

    No. 3 on a list of Best Small Places for Business and Careers (Forbes)

    One of the Top 10 Places to Retire (Money Magazine)

    One of the Top 50 College Towns in America (Best College Reviews)

    Top 10 Best Places to Retire Young (CNN Money)

    Top 100 Places to Live in America (Livability)

     

    Irwin Army Community Hospital is a 47-bed hospital. It was designed with the latest medical engineering technology to deliver the best care to our Big Red One Soldiers and mission partners, their families and our retirees. The hospital was smartly built to accommodate an increase in patient capacity or future growth on Fort Riley. As of summer 2016, the hospital serves 49,426 eligible beneficiaries. On a typical day, it sees 1,594 clinical patients, fills 1,805 prescriptions, runs 1,587 laboratory procedures, performs 11 surgical cases, and delivers three babies.

     

    The new hospital incorporates Evidence-Based Design which influences modern healthcare facility design to promote patient healing and staff well being. The L-shape design separates the inpatient care from the outpatient care clinics. The staff use their own hallways and elevators outside of the “L.” This frees up space for patients and visitors. The layout provides the shortest reasonable path from check-in to exam. It also eases the transition from one department to another should a patient require additional care. All reception areas in the outpatient side are in the atrium, giving a greater sense of openness. The atrium, or “glass wall,” lets in natural light and provides a passive solar heat in the cooler months while reducing it in hotter seasons. Irwin Army Community Hospital celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 1st Infantry Division with the opening of the new hospital in 2016.

     

     

     

    WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN ARMY CIVILIAN?

     

    Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army. As a civilian employee on #TeamIACH, you are a federal employee. You are not in the Army, you are not deployed, forced moved, and you don't wear a uniform. You'll work alongside our men and women in uniform who also serve as heathcare professionals. Click here to learn more about civilian government service.

     

    WHEN YOU'RE ON #TEAMIACH,

    YOU EITHER TOUCH A PATIENT, OR ENABLE THOSE WHO DO.

     

    JOIN THE TEAM, TODAY.

     

    CONNECT WITH US.

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    iach.amedd.army.mil

    usarmy.riley.medcom-iach.mbx.careers@mail.mil

     

     

    LEARN MORE ABOUT LIVING IN MANHATTAN

    Visit the CVB website here. 

     

     

     

    LEARN MORE ABOUT LIVING IN JUNCTION CITY.

    Visit the CVB website here.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Responsibilities

    • Performs a wide range of optometric technician tasks in eye examinations and corrective procedures in support of the professional Optometry staff.
    • Conducts initial interviews with patients to gather medical history and information on visual complaints, past eye injuries, and family histories of eye diseases.
    • Administers various visual tests.
    • Orders, dispenses, and repairs spectacles by selecting proper frame size (eye bridge and temple length determines bifocal and trifocal segment height, measures interpupillary distance and completes decentration of lenses.
    • Enters all military spectacle orders information into the computer and transmits to the military lab daily. Teaches insertion and removal of contact lenses.
    • Assists in all phases of patient care, office management and other administrative and clerical matters concerning orderliness of clinic operations.

    Qualifications

    • BLS through the American Heart Association
    • One year of specialized experience which includes work providing optometry care to obtain and record patient's case histories; assist with selection of glasses or contact lenses; administer various eye tests; use and maintain optometry equipment; maintain records; schedule appointments and perform other clerical work
    • US Citizenship
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