We are currently seeking an ophthalmic assistant to work alongside our ophthalmologists and optometrists.
Ophthalmic assistants are cross-trained to perform administrative and clinical duties.
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.
Ophthalmic assistants are instrumental in helping patients feel at ease in the physician’s office and often explain the physician’s instructions.
COA certification is required within the first year of employment, if not currently certified.