Chamber Master

Ophthalmic Assistant Full Time

Medical Center Ophthalmology Associates
Job Description

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Tests and measures patient's acuity, peripheral vision, depth perception, pupils, focus, ocular movement, muscle balance and color vision testing as requested by physician.
  • Performs lensometry, manual and automated measurement of refractive error, and external photography, measurement and placement of prisms, etc.
  • Measures intraocular pressure of eyes, using glaucoma test.
  • Measures axial length of eye, using ultrasound equipment.
  • Measures visual field of eye, using the Humphrey visual field machine.
  • Examines eye for abnormalities of cornea and anterior or posterior chambers, using slit lamp.
  • Applies drops to anesthetize, dilate, or medicate eyes.
  • Instructs patient in eye care and use of glasses or contact lenses.
  • Instructs patient in vision therapy, using eye exercises.
  • Obtains and records patient's preliminary case history.
  • Maintains inventory of materials and cleans instruments.
  • Documents information correctly in EMR.
  • Ability to perform minor procedures and assist the doctor in other tasks as necessary.
  • Utilizes proper sterilization techniques.
  • Knowledge of current procedural terminology (CPT), coding and reimbursement guidelines.
  • Ability to perform OCT, corneal topography, external & fundus photography, fluorescein angiography preferred but not required.
  • Practices OSHA safety standards and follows facility and OSHA safety rules and procedures while on assignment.
  • Upholds HIPPA regulations.
  • Performs other position-related duties as assigned.
  • Comply with MCOA policies and procedures and department guidelines.

Other Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to interact with physicians/staff/patients.
  • Knowledge of current procedural terminology (CPT), coding and reimbursement guidelines.
  • Ability to perform OCT, corneal topography, external & fundus photography, fluorescein angiography preferred but not required.
  • Working experience with computer software systems.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective problem solving skills.
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate day, evening and weekend training.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required:

  • High school education or equivalent with two years or more of clinical experience and or occupational experience as an Ophthalmic Assistant.
  • Certification through JCAHPO (Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology) as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) is preferred
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