Position Summary: Incumbent demonstrates competency in all duties typically performed by a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant. Initiates care of the patient by performing preliminary examinations, including recording patient history, testing visual acuity, iIntra-ocular pressure, neutralizing current lenses with the lensometer, automated and simple manifest refractions, and screening color tests. Performs special tests based on physicians' orders including keratometer readings, visual fields, GDX, topography, and axial length measurements. Assists with patient and pharmacy telephone calls and prescription refills. Sets up, assists with and cleans up after minor surgical procedures. Properly cleans, operates and maintains ophthalmic equipment. Educates patients and provides instructions for care after treatment. Retrieves lab and radiology reports using a computer.
Rate Minimum $26.99 Midpoint $30.28 Maximum $33.58
Required Qualifications: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across the HealthSystemAbility to maintain a work pace appropriate to the workloadAbility to maintain flexibility and work well in a constantly changing environmentAbility to read, write and communicate effectively in EnglishAble to evaluate and document the patient/family response to careCapable of performing all but the most specialized tests and patient work ups in order for medical staff to diagnose problemCurrent BLS certification required by time of hireCurrent COA certificationExcellent written and verbal communication skills in EnglishKnowledge of medical terminology, infectious control techniques and age related acuity levelsMust be competent in collecting and interpreting data about the patient's status in order to identify each patient's age specific needsMust demonstrate customer service skills appropriate to the jobMust possess the skill, knowledge and ability essential to the successful performance of assigned dutiesPrevious experience as an Ophthalmic AssistantUnderstanding of medical terminology, infectious control techniques and age related acuity levels
Preferred Qualifications: Ability to instruct others in the use of equipment and performance of proceduresBilingual skills in English and Spanish and/or VietnameseSurgical Technician certificationWorking knowledge of Title 22 and JCAHO standards
Physical, Mental & Environmental Demands:To comply with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the essential physical, mental and environmental requirements for this job are listed below. These are requirements normally expected to perform regular job duties. Incumbent must be able to successfully perform all of the functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
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