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Ophthalmic Assistant

Company: Virginia Eye Consultants
Location: Norfolk
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

PRIMARY PURPOSE: Interview and obtain pertinent patient information and perform preliminary ophthalmic testing. Provide continual quality patient care and a collegiate work environment.

Duty / Responsibility

  • Demonstrates quality patient service during interactions with patients, coworkers, and vendors
  • Exhibits a positive attitude and is flexible in accepting work assignments and priorities
  • Meets attendance and tardiness expectations
  • Is dependable; follows policies and procedures
  • Maintains professionalism in interactions with patients and coworkers
  • Performs quality work and consistently exhibits initiative
  • Adopts and displays CVPs Mission, Vision and Values in word and deed
  1. Obtain an accurate patient history thorough patient interview and documentation in EHR. The technician will be expected to accurately elicit and document the following information:
  • Chief complaint and History of Present Illness (CC/HPI)
  • Ocular history
  • Medical History
  • Review of Systems Update and review with the patient
  • Family and social history
  • Medication Reconciliation
  • Allergies and drug reactions
  • Meaningful Use measures and MIPS requirements
  • Complete CCDs
  • Competently track patients during clinic visit in NextGen EHR
  1. Ophthalmic Testing Skills
  • Measure visual acuity at distance and near utilizing appropriate test for age and education, and record accurately.
  • Perform basic low vision testing and pinhole testing
  • Instill eyedrops properly and understand the indication/contraindication for use in dilation and as corneal anesthetic.
  • Measure and record current lens power accurately with a lensometer. (including add power(s) and prism)
  • Perform pupillary assessment
  • Estimate anterior chamber depth using transilluminator method
  • Perform and record basic ocular motility and alignment testing
  • Perform and record confrontation visual fields
  • Perform and record Amsler Grid Test
  • Perform Tonopen tonometry and iCare tonometry as needed
  • Perform basic slit lamp examination
  • Perform Pachymetry.
  • Perform Color Vision Plates.
  • Perform Stereo Fly Test.
  • Able to navigate NextGen EHR and properly document patient information and the results of Basic Ophthalmic Tech Skills
  1. Exam Lane Maintenance and calibration as assigned
  • Perform routine instrument maintenance on ophthalmic equipment
  • Stock examination rooms in assigned area and ensure that medication expiration dates are current
  • Clean, disinfect and maintain examination rooms
  • Comply with company and Sate Pharmacy Board drop inventory guidelines
  • Ability to perform equipment calibration and log documentation
  1. General medical knowledge including ability to provide a basic explanation of the following:
  • Ocular anatomy and physiology
  • Common ocular conditions
  • Common systemic diseases
  • Basic pharmacology
  • Common abbreviations
  • Basic medical terms
  • Ocular emergencies
  • Sterile technique
  1. Additional duties may include:
  • Perform refractometry
  • Perform OCTs
  • Perform biometry/ A-Scan measurements
  • Perform corneal topography
  • Perform manual keratometry
  • Perform Humphrey Visual Fields and/or Goldmann Visual Fields
  • Can provide basic explanation of the following ophthalmic diagnostic tests and imagining: Refractometry, Retinoscopy, OCT, Biometry/A-Scans, B-Scans, Corneal Topography, Manual Keratometry, Humphrey Visual Fields, Goldman Visual Fields, Fluorescein Angiography, Fundus Photos, Slit Lamp Photos, Common Dry Eye Tests, ECC/Specular Microscopy
  • Performs scribe duties
  • Surgical assisting with minor outpatient procedures
  • CPR Certification
  1. Other Expectations:
  • Will complete the OSC (Ophthalmic Scribe Certification)
  • Will take an ophthalmic assistant independent study course in conjunction with the on-the-job training (unless graduated from an accredited school for ophthalmic assisting.)
  • Has a COA (Certified Ophthalmic Assistant) test date in mind. Non-Certified Technicians hired after September 1, 2013 are expected to become certified as a COA within 18 months of hire. If this goal is not accomplished it will result in an overall reduction in TIP and/or a reduction in future pay increase amounts.
  • Employee is responsible for the cost of the exam and will be reimbursed once a passing score has been received. One reimbursement may be received by each employee per technician certification level. To request reimbursement, please submit the check request, along with receipts showing payment for the exam to the clinic manager. The manager will then forward the completed check request and receipts to HR. The reimbursement will show on the regularly scheduled pay voucher.
  • Employees who terminate employment within 12 months of exam completion will have expenses related to the exam fee deducted from their pay voucher.
  • Has completed all new hire in-services new hire orientation; corporate compliance.
  1. Perform other duties as assigned.

Section 2:

BACKGROUND:

Education: Minimum of a High School diploma or general education degree.

Experience: Previous medical office experience preferred; previous ophthalmic experience strongly preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Physical Requirements

% of Time

LBS

Physical Requirements

% of Time

LBS

Bending

25

Sitting

50

Carrying

25

25

Sight

100

Climbing

5

Speaking

100

Driving

10

Standing

50

Grasping

10

Stooping

10

Hearing

100

Use of Hands

100

Lifting

10

25

Fine Motor Skills

100

Pulling

10

25

Walking

50

Pushing

10

25

Writing

25

Reaching

10

Other (please describe)

ENVIRONMENT:

Location: Normal office/clinical environment. Travel to other site locations may be necessary. Thus, those needing to travel for work must have access to dependable transportation, and driving record must meet company liability carrier standards.

Exposure: Normally works inside, during normal business hours. This position may have exposure to blood and/or bodily fluids and several cleaning solutions.

Equipment: Regularly uses Ophthalmic equipment/devices per sub-specialty requirement such as tonometers, keratometer; phoropter; visual acuity equipment; biometry/ultrasound units; specular microscopy unit; corneal topography unit; retinoscope; slit lamp microscope, telephone, computer, fax, printer and copier/scanner. Other equipment may be used as needed. Must be able to work with precise tools and equipment; must have dexterity to use these items correctly and safely. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

This position reports to: Clinic Manager

Titles reporting to this position include: none

This position supervises 0 exempt and 0 non-exempt employees.

This job description is merely a summary and in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent. Requirements represent minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an at-will employment relationship.

Keywords: Virginia Eye Consultants, Norfolk , Ophthalmic Assistant, Other , Norfolk, Virginia

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