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Ophthalmic Assistant

Company: Pinehurst Surgical Clinic PA
Location: Southern Pines
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Description:Responsible for providing aid to ophthalmologists by obtaining medical records, performing preliminary eye function testing and explaining to patients about medication or procedures. Work closely with an ophthalmologist, gathering patient information necessary to complete a diagnosis. Assistants often see the patient before the ophthalmologist, and are often responsible for preparing the patient for the exam and beginning the examination with standard tests and measurements. 1. Gathering medical records and patient information2. Taking ocular measurements, both anatomical and functional3. Administering or preparing medications4. Providing eye care and contact lens information to the patient5. Maintaining and cleaning ophthalmic instruments6. Assisting the ophthalmologist in basic procedures7. Other duties as assigned8. Review patient charts prior to exam to anticipate procedures and supplies or equipment that may be needed9. Correctly document exam findings in patient charts dictated by the doctor10. Ensure fee slips are marked correctly with proper modifiers and correctly code patient visits in EyeMD for insurance11. Able to perform when needed diagnostic testing12. Perform a variety of clinical skills (IOP check, install drops into patients eyes if needed)13. Instruct patients both verbally and written instructions regarding any medications and treatments14. Able to answer patient questions and follow up phone calls when needed15. Able to take Triage Calls and send over medication refills16. Assist doctor with minor surgical procedures17. Clean and sterilize equipment18. Maintain patient confidentiality PM22 Requirements: 1. One year experience in an ophthalmology setting 2. High school diploma (or GED) 3. Certification by Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO)4. Knowledge of ocular diseases and systemic diseases affecting the eye5. Knowledge of ultrasound and visual field machines6. Problem solver, analytical skills7. Personable and empathetic with patient's needs and concerns8. Well-organized with attention to detail1. Team Player2. Communications skills3. Excellent computer skills4. Maintains Confidentiality5. Critical Thinking PI201196868

Keywords: Pinehurst Surgical Clinic PA, Fayetteville , Ophthalmic Assistant, Other , Southern Pines, North Carolina

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