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Health Technician Optometry Job in MEMPHIS, TN

Health Technician Optometry Job in MEMPHIS, TN

Vacancy No. RZ-17-AFA-1994491-BU Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $40,684.00 to $52,893.00 Grade 07 to 07
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 8/4/2017 Close Date 8/25/2017
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Open & closing dates

    2017-08-04 to 2017-08-25

  • Salary

    $40,684 to $52,893 / per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 07

  • Series

    0640 Health Aid And Technician

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule

    Full Time

  • Job announcement number


  • Control number



2 vacancies in the following location:

Job Overview

Job Overview


 Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1994491    

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The VAMC in Memphis, TN consists of one main campus located at 1030 Jefferson Avenue, which includes a 60-bed Spinal Cord Injury Unit, and nine community based outpatient clinics (CBOC). It is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level I Facility and one of the most complex medical centers in the VA system. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, as well as extensive education and research programs. Comprehensive primary, secondary, and tertiary health care is provided in areas of medicine, general cardiovascular and neurological surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and geriatrics. Specialized outpatient services are provided through general, specialty, and subspecialty outpatient clinics including a women's health center.  Services are available to more than 206,000 Veterans living in a 53-county tri-state area (Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi).

The VAMC in Memphis is part of the VA MidSouth Healthcare Network, VISN 9, which includes facilities in Lexington and Louisville, KY; Huntington,WV; and Nashville and Mountain Home, TN.


 1st Area of Consideration: Current permanent employees of Memphis VAMC and CBOC

2nd Area of Consideration: Current permanent VA Nationwide employees

3rd Area of Consideration: Current permanent employees of other Federal agencies


Health Technician (Optometry) position is located in the Optometry Clinic at the Nonconnah Boulevard Outpatient Center, and the incumbent is responsible for clinic coverage.  The incumbent is responsible for performing optometric technician duties in support of the care and treatment provided by the Eye Clinic. 

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

·Obtains and records patient history including reasons for visit,k pertinent signs, symptoms, personal medical history, personal ocular history, family medical history, review of current medications and allergies to medication.

·Arranges for instrument and equipment repair as needed.

·Accurately determines visual acuity with and without eyeglasses far/near, and enters results into the computer.

·Incumbent performs advanced ocular imaging including optical coherence tomography (OCT), retina nerve fiber layer analysis, fluorescein angiography, IOLMaster, and automates corneal topography.

·Performs visual field testing, instructing patient appropriately and positioning patient to provide accurate data.

·Procures from pharmacy ocular medication necessary for use in the clinic.

·Sets up exam room, obtains appropriate surgical instruments, and assists the doctor in performing minor surgical procedures such as foreign body removal, rust ring removal, lash epiliation, corneal debridement, anterior stromal puncture, punctal dilation, lacrimal duct probing, dilation and irrigation of the lacrimal system, etc. 

·Accurately enters test results and other information as directed into the hospital's computerized record keeping system (CPRS) in a timely fashion.

·Participates in quality assurance activities (staff meetings, mandatory training in-services, quality control reports, systems redesigns, etc.), team and morale improvement activities, and maintains records as directed.

Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m

Position Description Title/PD:  Health Technician (Optometry), PD #50062-A

Location/Service: VAMC of Memphis, Ambulatory Care Service

Supervisory Status


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

This announcement is open to status eligible applicants. This includes current Federal employees, reinstatement eligibles, VEOA applicants and non-competitive appointment authorities (i.e. 30% or more disabled Veterans, VRA, Schedule A, or CTAP/ICTAP).

Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.

Job Requirements
Additional Information
How to Apply
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Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Phone: (901)523-8990x5928


Ambulatory Care
1030 Jefferson Avenue

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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