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Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)

Company: Progressive Vision Institute
Location: Pottsville
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Description: Job Description For the Certified Ophthalmic Assistant are: * Promptly and professionally assists the doctor in patient care. * Performs technical workups, patient interviews and special testing. * Obtains patient history, to include chief complaint, history of present illness, past history (ocular and general), family history of allergies and medications. * Maintains and cleans all equipment being used. * Ability to perform comprehensive work-ups in a timely manner. * Returns phone calls to patients and pharmacies. * Assists in minor surgery. * Maintains patient confidentiality. * Accurately performs: Vision Acuity, color Vision, OCT, Confrontational Visual Fields, Pachymetry, Cell Counts, Schimer's test, Assist with lasers, Autorefractors, Lensometry, Keratometry, Tonometry, Visual Fields, Amsler grid, fundus photos, Pupil Exams, Tear Lab. * Scribe with physician. * Troubleshoot instrument repairs as necessary. * Determines which patient should be taken next from the waiting room to have testing initiated. * Following testing, advises as to who will see them next and makes them comfortable during the wait. * Maintains a smooth flow of patients to the physician, altering the test sequence as required. * Escorts patients from the clinical area to the check-out station or optical dispensary when necessary. * Helps with triaging phone calls. * Assists in screenings as needed. * Seeks advice from more senior staff as necessary, never performing beyond capabilities. * Maintains stock levels and cleanliness of exam lanes. * Performs other duties, as required. * Must be able to cover numerous late nights a month and travel to other offices as needed. . Requirements: Job Requirements for the Certified Ophthalmic Assistant are: * Position requires good understanding of ophthalmic practice and patient care. * Knowledge of medical instrumentation and its proper care and usage needed. * Ability to assess common safety hazards and take precautions to establish a safe work environment required. * Ability to communicate with patients, co-workers and supervisor is critical. * Must be willing to help in all areas and understand the need for efficient use of time. * Demonstrates working knowledge of eye anatomy, disease, symptoms and ocular meds. * Has a working understanding of A-Scans, fundus photos, nerve fiber analysis and fluorescein angiography. * Has basic knowledge of contact lenses. * Utilizes proper eye drop technique and sterility. * Understands and uses proper sterile technique. * Utilizes proper universal precaution procedures. * Understands and communicates well to patients about eye surgeries. * Understands and follows procedures for surgical and procedural consents. * Displays consistent professionalism. * Is energetic and empathetic with patients. * Consistently display positive rapport with fellow employees. * Cooperates with supervisory staff and physicians. * Scribes readily when doctor desires. * Demonstrates flexibility in job assignment. * Demonstrates initiative in accomplishing practice goals. * Strong communication and interpersonal skills. * Computer literacy. * Ability to work as a team member. * Strong organization skills with attention to detail. * Maintains certification. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: * High school diploma or GED * Previous experience or training in this or similar position * Successful completion of JCAHPO Certified Ophthalmic Assistant requirements The Certified Ophthalmic Assistant is a full-time position that offers benefits. The American with Disabilities Act requires that responsible accommodations be made for qualified individuals to help perform the required duties and tasks of the position. Please let us know at the time you apply for the position if you need any special accommodations. I have read and understand my Job Description. ___________________________________ ____________________ (Employee) (Date) PM20 PI152081441

Keywords: Progressive Vision Institute, Reading , Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA), Other , Pottsville, Pennsylvania

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