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Ophthalmic Assistant – Tulsa Location

Description

This individual is responsible for providing chair-side doctor assistance, performing diagnostic tests as required by an ophthalmologist, and administering treatment as allowed and ordered by the physician.

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Two years experience in a healthcare setting; ophthalmology preferred

Essential Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of medical and ophthalmic terminology
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Positive team member
  • Strong organization with attention to detail
  • Demonstrated computer literacy

Responsibilities

Communication and Patient Care

  • Uses autorefractor and lensometers (automatic and manual)
  • Performs visual field tests
  • Performs visual acuity and pinhole tests
  • Perform brightness acuity measurement as requested by the physician
  • Performs Schirmer’s tests as ordered by the physician
  • Monitors patient flow, ensuring the physician exam rooms are always full
  • Acts as scribe for physician
  • Escorts patients to front desk after exam

Patient Education

  • Reviews the use of Amsler grid testing with patient for at-home monitoring
  • Reviews physician-generated instructions with patient
  • Provides appropriate patient education materials as directed by physician

Administrative

  • Ensures that exam rooms are tidied between patients, including cleaning sinks and sanitizing equipment.
  • Cleans all lenses used by doctors.
  • Prepares for COA exam