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Ophthalmic Assistant

Shelby, NC 28150

Employment Type: Full Time Job Category: Health Care Job Number: 143747 Pay Rate: 11.00-12.00

The Ophthalmic Assistant generates important preliminary information to be used by the ophthalmologist; reviews patient status and performs medical tests.

Essential Functions

  • Reviews patient chart to ensure completeness and accuracy of information. Performs testing required by type of exam scheduled, patient complaint and history.
  • Acts as scribe while physician examines patient entering data into electronic medical records or handwrites in paper chart, oversees patient flow.
  • Is able to take an ocular and systemic history and accurately record visual acuity. Is able to perform lensometry, refractometry, applanation tonometry, basic muscle balance testing, assess pupils, assess the anterior chamber, confrontation visual fields and gross external exam. Administer diagnostic tests. ALL of which we are willing to do training.
  • Administer topical ophthalmic or oral medications under the direction of the physician.
  • Assists with patient education.
  • Maintains cleanliness and orderliness of exam rooms during the work day.
  • Complies with all practice procedures and protocols. Complies with all State and Federal regulations. Understands and accepts responsibility to report potential or suspected errors to supervisor or Compliance Officer.
  • Maintains positive attitude consisting of cooperation, self-motivation, courtesy, and professionalism.

Competency Statement(s)

  • Accountability Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions or work performed. Willing to accept constructive criticism.
  • Accuracy Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly with attention to all details of a project or task.
  • Adaptability Ability to adapt to and facilitate change in the workplace.
  • Communication Ability to communicate effectively with others using good listening skills and the spoken word. Ability to write clearly and concisely using good grammar and spelling.
  • Empathetic Ability to appreciate and be sensitive to the feelings of patients and co-workers. Exhibits a cheerful demeanor with the ability to display good-natured tolerance of delay or adversity.
  • Essential Job Functions Ability to perform the Essential Job Functions of this position.
  • Initiative Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal. Desire to excel, attempting non-routine tasks.
  • Judgment The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.
  • Organized Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Reliability Can be relied upon to demonstrate reliability in attendance and punctuality.
  • Team Player The ability to work with others and independently for a common goal. Puts aside own individual needs to work toward the larger group objective and reinforces the contribution of others.

*Computer Skills *

Good computer skills.

  • Able to navigate between screens: able to accurately enter data.

  • Helpful if have worked within EMR system previously.
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