Under close supervision assist the physician and other technical support personnel with diagnostic and treatment-oriented procedures and administrative tasks.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics
Knowledge of computer and learn new software programs
Some knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients
Demonstrates a positive, concerned and sensitive response for patients
Maintains confidentiality of information regarding patients and co-workers
Demonstrates respect for individual, cultural, and social differences
Ability to learn multiple diagnostic testing
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
Ability to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others
Ability to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, treatment, and follow-up
Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking
Ability to remain focused and organized
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Interviews patients to obtain medical and personal data such as medical and ocular history, complaints, referrals, and verifies medications, for patient charts.
Under close supervision, becomes proficient in performing preliminary screening examinations and special testing for physician review including, but not limited to, Lensometry, manual and automated Visual Fields,Â OCT,Â IOLÂ Calculations, Topography, Ultrasonography; may administer topical medications or diagnostic drugs as required by physician for testing or treatment.
Assists physician during diagnostic and minor surgical procedures, including instrumentation, sterile preparations and documentation.
Prepares Pre-Operative Consent Forms, and obtains Pre-Certification.
Prepares procedure and exam rooms; inventory and equipment supplies; replenishes supplies and equipment
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications for non-certified and certified applicants:
Ophthalmic Assistant (OA) (non-certified): High school education; some medical knowledge preferred.
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) : High school diploma and certification from the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)
Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT): High school diploma, plus certification as a Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) from the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO); supplemented with three (3) years of experience.
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