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Ophthalmic Assistant /CMA

Company: Carle Health
Location: Danville
Posted on: January 25, 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. The Certified Medical Assistant / Registered Medical Assistant performs routine administrative and patient care support duties in a medical practice to assist medical and/or nursing staff in the examination and treatment of patients and ensures that the office runs smoothly.


High School Diploma/Equivalent

Basic Life Support (BLS) AND Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) OR Registered Medical Assistant (RMA). Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) from the following certification bodies: National Health Career Association (NHA), National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP), American Medical Technologists (AMT), American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), American Allied Health (AAH) or The American Registry of Medical Assistants (ARMA). In addition, this certification requires: Successful completion of a Registered/Certified Medical Assistant (RMA / CMA) program OR Successful completion of Carle/Parkland Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Academy.

None Specified

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
    • Prepares medication for in-office administration
    • Assists with in-office procedures
    • Processes prescriptions and testing orders following department protocols
    • Maintains and cleans ophthalmic instruments
    • Instills eye drops
    • Assist with patient scheduling
    • Assist with training of other Ophthalmic Assistants and/or CMAs
    • Is a Certified Medical Assistant

      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:

      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 /CMA, Other , Danville, Illinois

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