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Under general supervision, assist the physician and other technical support personnel to perform diagnostic tests necessary for evaluation of patient eye problems. Performs basic ophthalmic testing procedures as directed by physician or manager including, but not limited to: visual acuity, history taking, tonometry, lensometry, motility, pupil assessment, visual fields, and may perform refraction. Performs various clerical, stocking, and maintenance functions.
• Knowledge of Ocular disease
• Knowledge of Ocular Medications
• Knowledge of Ocular Medical Terminology
• 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 perform advance Ophthalmic Work-Up
• Ability to perform Special Testing: Manual and Automated Visual Field Analysis, A and B Scan Ultrasonography, OCT, Topography,
• 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 withstand prolonged standing and walking
• Ability to remain focused and organized
High school diploma and certification from the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA).
Interviews patients to obtain medical and personal data such as medical and ocular history, complaints, and referrals and verifies medications, for patient charts.
Under general supervision, becomes proficient in measuring visual acuity, manifest/cycloplegic/contact over refractions, confrontational visual field, ocular motility, pupillary assessment, intraocular pressure, instill eye drops.
Participates in the delivery of patient care in an effective manner. Performs preliminary screening examinations for physician review including, but not limited to Lensometry, manual and automated Visual Fields, OCT, IOL Calculations, Topography, Ultrasonography; Administers dilation or anesthetic drops.
Assists physician with minor procedures, including but not limited to, Intra Vitreol Injections, Oculoplastics, Retina and Glaucoma Laser
Works directly with patients on pre-operative counseling and obtain consents, obtains required pre-certifications and pre-authorizations; enters data in to EHR; order entry, and medication data for injectable
Prepares procedure and exam rooms; inventory and equipment supplies; replenishes supplies and maintains instruments and equipment.
Participates in personal professional development by completing required competencies to maintain COA status. Supports the development of other staff members.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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