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Ophthalmic Assistant

Company: Key-whitman Eye Center
Location: Plano
Posted on: May 9, 2024

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARYThe role of the Ophthalmic Assistant is to work relatively close with the clinic physicians to perform basic, advanced, and complex functions. The Ophthalmic Assistant will document the patients medical record and to input any recommended treatment and/or procedures that may be performed by the doctorESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThe essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:Obtains accurate patient historyPerforms lensometryPerforms diagnostic testing of the eye while having a basic understanding and knowledge of these tests such as HVF, HRT, IOLmaster, biopen and basic fundus photographyObtains accurate visual acuities with basic optics understandingDemonstrates ability to perform functional ocular measurements of the eye such as color vision testing, B AT testing, schirmer tests and Amsler grid testsDemonstrates ability to perform accurate and repeat able refractometryAdministers topical ophthalmic medicationsPerforms accurate tonometry by tonopen or applanationMaintains and sterilizes surgical instructionsAssists physicians with the instillation of punctual plugsVerbalizes post operative instructions in a clear and professional manner to patients for any procedure performed at Key-Whitman Eye CenterUnderstanding basic ocular pharmacology; names of meds and their usesMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES)Minimum 1 Year Medical/Ophthalmic Scribe experience preferredHigh School Diploma or GEDSome college coursework or Associates degree preferredJCAHPO certification preferredCPR preferredStrong communication and interpersonal skillAble to think quickly and be attentiveBe able to work in a fast paced, team environmentCommunicate effectively with patients, physicians and staff membersMust demonstrate commitment to ongoing educations and uphold to the highest ethical principles of maintaining confidentialityProficient in EMR and computer literacyWell organized and attentive to detailProficiency in a second language highly desirableHIPAA knowledge and compliancePHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENTThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds without supervision. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to Jobble

Keywords: Key-whitman Eye Center, Plano , Ophthalmic Assistant, Other , Plano, Texas

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