Opthalmology Assistant - Meridian Tech
Opthalmology Assistant

Primary Function

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Full-time 40hrs/week, Mon-fri 8-5. WILL BE WORKING WITH RETINA SPECIALIST DR. FLOOD.
Ophthalmic technician/assistant: Skills: Questioning patients to acquire histories necessary for diagnosis and treatment of disease involving the eye, the structures surrounding the eye, and the entire visual system. Ability to input information into computers and electronic medical record. Checking visual acuity, pupillary exam, ocular motility, intraocular pressure, confrontational visual fields. Performing subjective refraction for prescription of glasses. Operating multiple devices for the acquisition of data used in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases including autorefractor, OCT, fundus camera, optical biometry, topography, automated perimetry. Assisting in office ophthalmic procedures such as intravitreal and periocular injections, retinal lasers, retinal detachment repair, minor oculoplastics procedures, fluorescein and ICG angiography. Will provide training. Willingness to learn and flexibility are desired attributes.

JOB SUMMARY:

1.Coordinate scheduling of patient appointments and surgeries.
2. Interview patients and document ocular and medical histories.
3. Perform a variety of routine tests using ophthalmic instruments that provide diagnostic information including, but not limited to, lensmeter, phoropter, keratometer, intraocular pressures, basic motility, visual fields, glaucoma scans.
4. Assist the physician during diagnostic and minor surgical procedures, including instrumentation, sterile preparations and documentation.
5. Administer topical medications or diagnostic drugs as required by the provider for testing or treatment.
6. Prepare and position patient for diagnostic tests and procedures.
7. Assist the physician with patient education pertaining to the treatment prescribed.
8. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

Other Duties:
Provides direct and indirect patient care in the office/ clinic setting. Provides care that meets the physical and general aspects of care; meets the communication needs of patient and family; provides care that reflects initiative and responsibility indicative of professional expectations, under the supervision of physician. Maintains regulatory requirements, office/clinic policies, procedures, and standards. Communications with physicians and team members about patient’s clinical condition, including results of diagnostic and treatment oriented procedures and administrative tasks.

Required Skills

QUALIFICATIONS:

1.High School Diploma.
2.Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with staff, physicians, and
general public.
3.Understand the ethics of confidentiality.
4.Previously demonstrated performance in a medical environment.
5. Certified OA preferred

Hours

Monday-Friday 8-5

Salary Range

Will be discussed in interview

Application Process/Contact Information

Please apply online @ WWW.STILLWATER MEDICALCAREERS.COM