Provides advanced administrative and technical support to an ophthalmologist in a clinical setting. Gathers important medical information and performs visual screening prior to Ophthalmologistâ™s visit with patient.
Some travel between clinics is required.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Must be able to perform all duties of the ophthalmic assistant in addition to the duties listed below:
Performs kinetic and static visual fields test (Goldman & Humphrey).
Assists with the clinical work up of patients including a detailed patient history.
Helps patients understand general office evaluation and physician instructions.
Performs gross refractions, keratometry, tonography and tonometry.
Inserts and removes patient contact lenses when necessary; also provides contact lens instruction to patients.
Performs BAT (Brightness acutity test) glare testing and PAM (Potential acutity meter) testing.
Performs A-Scan ultrasound testing.
Assists physicians with minor surgical procedures.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
Work is performed in a clinical office setting.
Experience in a clinical environment.
Familiar with Microsoft Office software.
Extensive knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the eye, medical terminology and abbreviations.
Excellent communication and patient care skills.
Ability to express a caring attitude while performing tasks required with accuracy and efficiency.
Ability to maintain patient information in a strict confidential manner.
High school diploma or equivalent high school certification.
Completion of the AAO Home study course with one year of supervised ophthalmologic office experience.
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA).
$17.93 - $26.92 / HourlyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an 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.
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