1. Independently performs specialized testing procedures appropriate to specialty. 2. Performs preliminary screening examination for physician review. Reviews patient's chart, patient's condition, and physician's notes to plan and determine method of testing. Positions patients. 3. Sets up, operates, and maintains equipment to conduct tests and procedures appropriate to specialty. Assists patients when necessary to dress/undress for exams, or in transfers to/from wheel chair, stretcher, exam tables, etc. 4. Provides information to patients concerning specific tests and procedures. Reads and interprets obtained images. Records test results. Identifies and reports abnormalities. 5. Coordinates processing of slides and film. Instructs and acts as a source of information on testing techniques, procedures, and equipment operation. 6. Schedules patient appointments and originates billing paperwork. Reviews and prepares financial paperwork related to clinical activities. 7. Analyzes and compiles patient information. 8. Creates visual aids for lecture presentations and publications. 9. Reports equipment problems and acts as a liaison with repair personnel. Maintains quality control checks and log service records. Orders and maintains inventory of supplies. Maintains disposal inventory per department protocol regarding date of use/disposal. 10. Performs additional functions related to clinical activities.
Preferred Education: Five years ophthalmic experience. Working knowledge of EPIC.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Five years ophthalmic experience. Working knowledge of EPIC.
Required Skill/ability 5: Assists in providing coordinated and compassionate care at every patient encounter.
Posting Position Title: Clinical Assistant 3
Required Skill/ability 3: Ophthalmic Assistant Certification by JCAHPO or Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT).
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Certified Ophthalmic Technician
Required Skill/ability 1: Outstanding interpersonal skills. Demonstrated communication skills for patient interaction and interactions with physicians and co-workers. Strong written communications skills. Time management skills.
Required Skill/ability 4: Proven ability to diagnose and troubleshoot problems with clinical photographic and digital imaging equipment. Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating environment. Well-developed computer skills.
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated knowledge of medical procedures, administering diagnostic tests and specialized equipment and instruments. Experience in diagnostic testing for multi-specialty ophthalmic practice with specialized testing including, but not limited to A-scan, keratometry, manifest refractions, topography, cellular microscopy and use of the IOL Master.
Eight years of related experience, six of them in the same job family at the next lower level and a high school level education; or six years of related experience and an Associate's Degree; or two years of related work experience and a Bachelor's Degree; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Internal Number: 63631BR
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