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Pool - OMT Lab Assistant (Hourly / Casual)

Requisition ID req956
Employment Type Casual Employee
Position Summary

This Hourly Hiring Pool represents current or potential hourly non-benefited job openings in this employment category. There is no guarantee of employment from this hiring pool. Positions are not benefited. Hours and schedules vary. 

Compensation category: 
Technical Assistant Level III - Casual Employment. 

Wage will be determined based on qualifications (education and credentialing) and experience.  The employee can work up to 599 hours per fiscal year. 

Position Requirements and Responsibilities
  • Must COT level credentialed, with at least two years of experience in the specialty or comparable training/education
  •  Must be able to perform all duties of a Certified Ophthalmic Technician including: taking an ocular and medical history, basic assessment such as visual acuity, retinoscopy, refractometry, keratometry, tonometry, ocular motility, pupil assessment, A/C angle assessment, visual fields, and a variety of other diagnostic tests including OCT’s, biometry, fundus photography and ultrasonography.  Must be familiar with surgical assisting procedures and contact lens fitting techniques.
  •  Perform basic ophthalmic equipment care and maintenance
  •  Follow all OMT Program and college rules and policies including FERPA and OSHA regulations
  •  Maintain safety and integrity of the laboratory environment and report any injuries or unsafe behaviors
  •  Evaluate and grade student pre-lab workbooks, laboratory assignments and work product
  •  Support faculty by restocking laboratory supplies and inventory
  •  Promote professionalism by modeling professional behaviors including punctuality, respectful communications, and positivity
  •  Create a supportive environment, constructive, and engaging student learning environment
  •  Identify at risk students; provide extra support, guidance, and attention
  •  Strong oral and written communication and the ability to work well with others

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly.

For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

Portland Community College will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete the designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9 form.