Low Vision Rehabilitation Health Educator - Berkeley Optometry (4398U) 41983
University of California Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 3417453
Low Vision Rehabilitation Health Educator - Berkeley Optometry (4398U) 41983
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UC Berkeley Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry is looking for a Low Vision Rehabilitation Educator to serve patients by providing patient education and information on rehabilitation and resources, assessment and demonstration of low vision assistive technology, and short-term instruction in low vision devices. Additionally, UC Berkeley Optometry is an interprofessional education teaching institution, this position includes working with the faculty, residents, and interns in the Low Vision Clinic, participating in the education of residents and interns as they receive clinical instruction and practice in low vision.
Carry out essential elements of the program to ensure a full range of low vision rehabilitation support: Participate during patient intake process during low vision exams Provide appropriate rehabilitation resources, education and support to patients based upon low vision examination findings Assess the appropriate level of services and assistive/adaptive technology, based upon need as expressed by individual patients Demonstrate low vision assistive technology Documenting findings in UC Berkeley Electronic Health Record (EHR) Interface with partnering agencies to ensure a continuum of low vision services: o Responding in timely manner to emails, phone calls, letters o Coordinating / moderating annual meeting with Dept. of Rehabilitation counselors and UC Berkeley low vision faculty and staff Patient point of contact: o Responding in timely manner to emails, phone calls, letters o Coordinating / scheduling follow up rehabilitation appointments Participate in generating patient reports, with direct contribution to IEP reports Promoting low vision clinic services at health fairs, assistive living centers, senior centers, etc. Creation of quarterly newsletter for patients highlighting low vision rehabilitation with current vision science research at UC Berkeley Collaborate with blind / low vision rehabilitative organizations to ensure appropriate resources are made available to patients post-exam
Participate in the on-going interprofessional education of students and residents in the School of Optometry at UC Berkeley Low Vision Clinic: Education provided on low vision rehabilitation counseling and support to optometry students Provide seminars to optometry students in low vision topics, such as Orientation and Mobility instruction and rehabilitation services Organizing and leading 1-2 field trips for optometry students to local rehabilitative organizations, such as Hatlen Center, Orientation Center for the Blind, San Francisco LightHouse for the Blind, Guide Dogs for the Blind Guest lecturing in optometry graduate courses (optional) Guest lecturing in local, national and international rehabilitation and optometry conferences (optional)
Direct experience working with individuals who have low vision
Knowledge of low vision support resources and assistive technology
Experience with the public school system services and Individualized Education Program (IEP) process
Experience with vocational rehabilitation and the Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) process
Must comply with all health and safety training requirements including vaccinations and testing
HIPAA training, EHR training and campus training as required
Masters degree and/or equivalent experience/training and/or credential: Teacher of the Visually Impaired from an accredited college or university Or Orientation and Mobility Certification from an accredited college or university
Candidates may also have the following credentials: Vision Rehabilitation Therapy Certification from an accredited college or university Or Licensed Occupational Therapist with specialization in Low Vision Rehabilitation
Salary & Benefits
$32.09 per hour. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
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40% FTE, Limited appointment type with 1-year duration.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
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