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Ophthalmic Assistant-Certified (Medical Assistant) - 30 hours per week

Company: Kaiser
Location: Bremerton
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

-Job Summary:Provide technical and patient care support either in a clinic or on the phone as a member of the Eye Care team. In clinic perform measurement and evaluation tests and perform specified procedures. On phone acts as a triage point for urgent, emergent and general Eye Care needs. May support fitting of contact lenses and provide patient instruction.Essential Responsibilities:

  • Patient Assessment: -
  • Anticipates and recognizes changes in the patient's eye health status and needs for eye care.
  • Clinic only - History taking: Presenting complaint/history of presenting illness, past ocular history, family history, systemic illness, past and present, medications, allergies and drug reactions.
  • Phone only - Using the Eye Care triage process, provides telephone consultation to patients. Determines priorities of patient care based on essential patient needs and available resources.
  • Clinical Exam (clinic only) -
  • Basic Testing Skills:
    • Methods of measuring/recording acuity, color vision testing, lensometry, A-scan biometry, Exophthalmometry Amsler Grid, Schirmer, Tests Evaluation of Pupils, Estimation of Anterior chamber depth, Visual field evaluation.
    • Perform Patient Services Procedures:
      • Ocular dressings and shields, Drug delivery, spectacle principles, assisting patient, minor surgery assist and instruction. -
      • Instrument Maintenance:
        • Acuity projectors, ophthalmoscopes, retinoscopes, lensometers, perimeters, tangent screen, phoropters, slit lamps, ultrasound, keratometers, lenses, tonometers, muscle light, special instruments, surgical instruments.
        • Appointing:
          • Clinic - May check-in or make -follow up appointments.
          • Phone - Provides appropriate schedule guidance through use of technical skill and judgement along with established protocols.
          • Patient Care: -
            • Encourages patient compliance with established therapeutic and medical treatment. -
            • Promotes patient self-care responsibility for meeting their own eye health needs. -
            • Adheres to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington documentation standards. -
            • Provides a safe environment for each patient and adheres to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington safety standards. -
            • Clinic - Basic principles, fitting procedures, patient instruction, trouble-shooting problems, verification of lenses, cash handling, retail opinions for contact lenses.Sign On Bonus: $6500 -Basic Qualifications:Experience
            • N/AEducation
            • High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED) required.License, Certification, Registration
            • Registered Medical Assistant (Washington) within 2 months of hire
            • Ophthalmic Assistant Certificate required at hire from The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology
            • Basic Life Support required at hire -Additional Requirements:
            • Computer experience in a MS Windows environment; keyboarding skills.
            • Customer service skills.
            • General medical knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, anatomy, physiology, systemic diseases, ocular diseases, ocular emergencies, and metric conversion fundamentals of microbial control. -Preferred Qualifications:
            • Experience working with contact lens patients and products.
            • Experience working in an ophthalmology or optometry practice.
            • Graduate of an accredited medical assistant, ophthalmic assistant, or allied health professional program.Job Schedule: Job Category: Clinical Support, Medical Assistant

Keywords: Kaiser, Seattle , Ophthalmic Assistant-Certified (Medical Assistant) - 30 hours per week, Healthcare , Bremerton, Washington

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