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Ophthalmic Assistant - Eye Department

Company: Carle Health
Location: Champaign
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

















Position Summary:




The Ophthalmic Assistant is an unlicensed health professional who maintains department patient care supplies, ensures timely flow of patients, and assists physicians and nurses with patient screening, diagnostic testing, exams and in-office procedures. Demonstrates strong customer service skills and compassion and caring in dealing with others.









Qualifications:




EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
High School Diploma OR Equivalent

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Basic Life Support (BLS). Basic Life Support (BLS) certification must be obtained within thirty (30) days of start date in position. Medical Terminology must be obtained within one (1) year of start date in position.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Capacity to learn and retain information regarding patient care procedures. Strong customer service skills; self motivated and positive attitude.









Essential Functions:




  • Completes initial patient screening. Documents pertinent patient information in EMR.
  • Performs ophthalmic diagnostic testing and related tasks/duties using applicable equipment and methodology.
  • Assists physicians and/or nursing staff with various procedures using appropriate techniques.
  • Assists nurses with patient communication through the EMR worklist.
  • Maintains patient care environment and supplies to ensure patient privacy and safety.
    • Gathers medical records and patient information
    • Performs Visual acuity screening
    • Performs Ophthalmic preliminary and diagnostic tests
    • Assists with in-office procedures
    • Maintains and cleans ophthalmic instruments
    • Instills eye drops
    • Assist with patient scheduling
    • Assist with training of other Ophthalmic Assistants









      We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. - For more information: human.resources@carle.com.



      Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or religious exemption will be permitted.























Keywords: Carle Health, Champaign , Ophthalmic Assistant - Eye Department, Other , Champaign, Illinois

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