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Health Technician (Optometry) – Federal government of the United States – Nellis AFB, NV


Job title: Health Technician (Optometry)

Company: Federal government of the United States

Job description: SummaryAbout the Position: This position is located in Optometry, Flight and Missile Medicine, Directorate of Medicine. Nellis Air Force Base is located approximately 8 miles northeast of downtown Las Vegas. It is a major focal point for advanced combat aviation training.This is a Direct Hire SolicitationOverview

  • Accepting applications

Open & closing dates05/01/2024 to 05/22/2024Salary$45,027 – $58,537 per yearPay scale & gradeGS 6Location1 vacancy in the following location:Remote jobNoTelework eligibleNoTravel RequiredNot requiredRelocation expenses reimbursedNoAppointment typePermanent –Work scheduleFull-time –ServiceCompetitivePromotion potentialNoneJob family (Series)Supervisory statusNoSecurity clearanceDrug testYesPosition sensitivity and riskTrust determination processAnnouncement numberHSJW2425798602431HWControl number789520100This job is open toDuties

  • Conduct and document basic visual screening tests including, but not limited to, entry visual acuities, intraocular pressure, and assist in ophthalmic patient treatment.
  • Conduct advanced ophthalmic clinic duties to include special programs such as contact lens, individual medical readiness, ballistic eyewear protection, laser injury, and corneal refractive surgery.
  • Conduct tests including auto refraction, corneal topography, visual acuity assessments, and non-contact optometry.
  • Conduct visual assessment of laser injuries to include pupils, color vision, stereopis, distance and near visual acuity, amsler grid, and Ocular Coherence Tomographies.
  • Record current lens prescription, keratometry, past medical and ophthalmic history, family medical history, allergy history, subjective and objective findings and assessment/plan in the patient’s electronic medical record.
  • Dispense eyewear and contact lens to patients, instructing on wear and care.
  • Educate patients on the Authorized Protective Eyewear List (APEL) and coordinate with Unit Deployment Managers (UDMs) to validate that issued ballistic eyewear are compatible with the patient’s prescription inserts.

RequirementsConditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Personnel Security investigation required.
  • This position has specific initial background investigation and periodic re-verification requirements since its duties require interaction with children and youth under the age of eighteen (18) years of age on a recurring basis.
  • Must possess and maintain current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS).
  • Must have vision in both eyes corrected to at least 20/30 in each eye and must not have a detectable central scotoma in either eye with best acuity.
  • This position has been designated as a Testing Designated Position. Employee must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing.
  • Must be certified as an ophthalmic assistant or higher level from a national ophthalmic association (AOA, ABO, and JCAHPO).
  • Immunization screening is required. Hepatitis B immunization is required for all positions with direct patient contact. Applicants may be required to show proof of other immunizations depending on the type of position.

QualificationsWho May Apply: US CitizensIn order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is .Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes operating optometry equipment to conduct standardized tests to include visual, optical and diagnostic tests. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-06).Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone–no substitution of education for experience is permitted.Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the

information sheet. * Work Environment: The work is performed in an indoor clinic setting, which may involve exposure to contagious diseases and the hazards of an automated office. Employee may be required to use protective clothing or gear such as masks and gloves for protection against infection. Standard safety precautions are routine.

  • Physical Demands: Work pace ranges from sedentary to a very rapid pace to include walking, standing, bending and reaching. Includes lifting patients into/onto examination position. Work requires specific, but common, physical abilities such as agility and dexterity to position patients for examination or treatment in usual alternate positions for patients with common disabilities. Heavy lifting occasionally may be required to relocate clinic equipment.
  • Benefits

A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. .

Expected salary: $45027 – 58537 per year

Location: Nellis AFB, NV

Job date: Sun, 05 May 2024 01:17:53 GMT

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