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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.

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