This position assists in the examination and treatment of patients under the direction of an Ophthalmologist and serves as a resource and mentor for non-certified assistants. This position utilizes specialized knowledge, judgment and skills necessary to provide appropriate patient care.
Prepares patient for exam and treatment by taking and recording medical history and performing basic measurement tests.
Assists in various procedures such as eye lid excision, eye lash removal, foreign object removal, suture removal and dressing change. All procedures are performed under the direction of a physician.
Prepares treatment rooms for patient exams, disposes of contaminated supplies and sterilizes medical instruments.
Instructs patients on medicines and special diets and administers medications as directed by physician. May authorize drug refills as directed, and call in prescriptions to pharmacy.
Maintains inventory and orders supplies when necessary.
Maintains ophthalmic equipment and instruments.
May serve as a resource for non-certified ophthalmology staff in training.
High school diploma/GED.
Requires COA Certification through Joint Commission Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO). BLS certified required.
Must possess at least 1 years experience working as an ophthalmology assistant. Requires strong computer skills, including the ability to work with medical software. Requires exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Requires the ability to manage multiple changing priorities in an effective and organized fashion.Demonstrated skill in performing complete patient work-ups and use of ophthalmic equipment and instruments that include, but not be limited to, slit lamp, lensometer, auto refractor, visual field analyzer, applanation tonometer, as well as other types of tonometry equipment. Basic refractometry skills are necessary for this position.Requires exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Requires the ability to manage multiple changing priorities in an effective and organized fashion.
Requires strong computer skills, including the ability to work with medical software.
Previous experience working with EMR and scheduling software preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Internal Number: 254942
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