COA/Ophthalmic Technician

COA/Ophthalmic Technician

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant Harman Eye Center – Forest, Va. and surrounding areas

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION: Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

DEPARTMENT: Clinical

JOB SUMMARY: This individual is responsible for performing an extensive number of data collection functions, as delegated by the physician, to allow for proper professional diagnosis of patients’ conditions.

  • High school diploma; some college preferred.***
  • Two years’ experience in clinical setting.*
  • ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Empathetic personality with concern for patients’ needs.
  • Strong organization with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform comprehensive work ups in a timely fashion.*
  • EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: *
  • Demonstrated computer literacy.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: *
  • Communication and Patient Care
  • Acquaints all new patients with office procedures to which they will be exposed.
  • Informs patients of the purpose of all tests personally performed, and how the patient will be affected during the tests.
  • Obtains patient history to include chief complaint, history of present illness, past history (ocular and general), family history (ocular and general), and history of allergies and medications.
  • Performs accurate and consistent documentation and measurement tasks to include: *
  • Visual acuity
  • Manual lensometry
  • Confrontational visual fields
  • Stereo testing
  • Evaluation of motility
  • Pupillary function tests
  • Color plates
  • Applanation tonometry
  • Refractometry
  • Angle assessment
  • Dilation of pupils
  • Contact lens evaluations
  • Visual field testing
  • Optic nerve scanning
  • Pachymetry
  • Corneal topography
  • Other tasks specific to the physician’s needs as a result of new technologies
  • Provides back-up to the ophthalmic photographer regarding fundus, exterior and anterior segment photographs.
  • Performs duties consistent with ophthalmic writer/scribe.*
  • Triage
  • Determines which patient should be taken next from the waiting room to have testing initiated.
  • Escorts all patients from the waiting room for data collection.
  • Advises patients as to who will see them following testing and makes patients comfortable during wait.
  • Maintains a smooth flow of patients to the physician, altering the test sequence as required.
  • Communicates with reception to facilitate proper patient flow.*

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Required experience:

  • clinical setting: 2 years

Required license or certification:

  • COA

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Required experience:

  • Clinical: 2 years

Required license or certification:

  • COA

Harman Eye Center of Forest

1825 Graves Mill Road, Forest, VA, United States

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