Ophthalmology Department

OPHTHALMIC ASSISTANT

We are currently seeking an ophthalmic assistant to work alongside our ophthalmologists and optometrists.

Job Responsibilities:

Ophthalmic assistants are cross-trained to perform administrative and clinical duties.

Quick overview:

Administrative Duties (may include, but not limited to):
• Using computer applications
• Answering telephones
• Greeting patients
• Updating and filing patient medical records
• Scheduling appointments
• Arranging for laboratory and radiology services


Clinical Duties (may include, but not limited to):
• Interview patients and document ocular and medical histories.
• Perform a variety of routine tests using ophthalmic instruments that provide diagnostic information including, but not limited to, intraocular pressures, basic motility, visual fields, BAT tests, A-Scan ultrasonography and fundus photography.
• Assist the physician during diagnostic and minor surgical procedures, including instrumentation, sterile preparations and documentation.
• Administer topical medications or diagnostic drugs as required by the provider for testing or treatment.
• Prepare and position patient for diagnostic tests and procedures.
• Assist the physician with patient education pertaining to the treatment prescribed.
• Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
• Record patient charges for billing department.

Patient Liaison:

Ophthalmic assistants are instrumental in helping patients feel at ease in the physician’s office and often explain the physician's instructions.

COA Certification:

COA certification is required within the first year of employment, if not currently certified.

Cascade Eye and Skin Centers
5225 Cirque Dr W #200, University Place, Washington, 98467 United States | Telephone: +1 253-848-3000 $$$


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