Wheaton Eye Clinic is currently seeking an Ophthalmic Assistant to join our team.
The candidate must have the ability to communicate effectively with patients, physicians, managers and co-workers, must be empathetic with patients, and maintain patient confidentiality.
• Initiate documentation of the patient’s medical concern • Perform testing which may include visual acuity measurement, color vision testing, lensometry, keratometry, testing pupil function, tonometry, and all other patient services as requested by the ophthalmologist • Administer topical ophthalmic and oral medications at the direction of physician • Triage patient telephone calls • Assist with minor surgery procedures or laser treatments in the office. • Inventory and maintain surgical instruments in accordance with OSHA standards • Remove and apply dressings as directed • Educate patients regarding administration of medications, and pre- and post-operative instructions • Complete requests for prescription refills as authorized by physician • Perform specialized testing such as automated and non-automated perimetry, ocular motility testing, • Retrieve/document calls from the RX line • Return patient phone calls promptly and document thoroughly in chart
Competitive salary and benefit package Generous 401k program
•Proven working experience as an Ophthalmic Assistant •Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work •Excellent written and verbal communication skills •Strong organizational and planning skills •Proficiency in MS Office and patient management software - Epic EMR experience strongly preferred
Wheaton Eye Clinic is a nationally recognized multi-subspecialty ophthalmology practice located in the Chicago suburbs with five offices and a single specialty surgery center. Our 30 ophthalmologists and 8 optometrists provide nearly 150,000 patient visits annually. Wheaton Eye Clinic is highly respected in the community and has superb relationships with providers and health systems.