Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Ophthalmology Clinical Practice.� The position is located at WU Forest Park Eye Center, 5615 Pershing Ave.� This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Provides technical and administrative support to the ophthalmologists and optometrists.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform visual diagnostic testing including, but not limited to, visual fields, tonometry, biometry, visual evoked potentials, fundus photos and optical coherence tomography.
Complete a comprehensive work-up for the ophthalmologists and optometrists.
Prepare a detailed medical patient history.
Explain and educated patients on physician’s diagnosis and instructions.
Assist physicians with minor surgical procedures and perform visual diagnostic testing.
Answer patient phone messages.
Maintain CPR or Basic Life Support certification.
Help foster our service culture of positivity and inclusion by maintaining a positive attitude with co-workers and excellent customer service.
Cross train to cover front desk as needed.
High School diploma or equivalent High School certification and two years of experience working in a medical office.
Mandatory completion of JCAHPO’s home study course within six months of employment.
COA is required after one year of supervised ophthalmologic office experience.
Experience in a clinical setting, experience with Microsoft Office software.
Extensive knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the eye, medical terminology and abbreviations.
Excellent communication and patient care skills.
Must be able to express a caring attitude while performing tasks required with accuracy and efficiency.
Ability to maintain patient information in a strict confidential manner.
The hiring range for this position is $14.44 - $17.70 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Position will be required to travel between the Children’s Specialty Care Center and St. Louis Children’s Hospital up to 50% of the time.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade C05.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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