ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (This list may not include all of the responsibilities assigned.)
Demonstrated ability to perform non-automated lensometry to determine the length of the distance correction and the bifocal or trifocal add.
Demonstrated ability to perform an automated visual field on a specified automated visual field test.
Demonstrated ability to detect a phoria or tropia, and identify the direction of the deviation using appropriate cover tests.
Demonstrated ability to perform keratometry, retinoscopy, and refinement.
Greets patients and obtains patient history.
Performs and records test results of visual acuities, color vision stereopsis testing, auto refratometer readings, blood pressure, etc. as directed by the
Performs lensometry, refractometry, applanation tonometry, basic muscle balance testing, assess pupils, assess the anterior chamber, confrontation visual fields, measures corneal curvature and gross external exam. Administer diagnostic tests.
Maintains examination rooms, equipment, and supplies.
Completes documentation to ensure the availability of accurate and up to date information in accordance with established standards.
Responsible for assisting with contact lens fitting and patient instruction.
Perform advanced ophthalmic procedures.
Assists with patient education.
Works as a team player supporting a variety of staff.
Displays a caring and responsive attitude and conducts all activities respecting patient, family and employee rights and expectations.
Demonstrates sound cost containment techniques.
Adheres to established safety requirements and procedures to ensure a safe working environment.
Maintains and evaluates own clinical expertise and practice. Recognizes legal and policy limits of individual practice.
Maintains certification and license requirements and submits required evidence of certification/licensure as needed.
Adheres to all policies and procedures.
Regular attendance is a requirement for the position.
Completes annual performance and competency evaluation process with management and participates in goal setting, performance improvement and educational training as needed.
Participates in department quality improvement, clinic safety, infection control and hazardous materials programs/activities.
Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
Adheres to HIPAA regulations.
Exercises discretion and maintains high level of confidentiality.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS: Knowledge of clinical practices, medical terminology, and ophthalmic procedures for patient exams. Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care. Knowledge of department and clinical rules, policies, and procedures. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment. Ability to adapt to varied, age-specific and/or specialized groups. Ability to communicate well with patients, families, co-workers, physicians, other members of the healthcare team, etc. Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English. Ability to organize and prioritize work. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to reason and make sound judgments. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, management patients, medical staff, and the public. Skill in accepting constructive criticism and giving suggestions in a professional manner.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND LICENSURE:
High School diploma or equivalent required
Required to have Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) certification
Minimum 3 years of ophthalmic office experience preferred
Experience with electronic medical records required
CPR certification required; Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required or dually certified in bothAHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support and AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
WE CARE STATEMENT: As a Sansum Clinic employee, the Ophthalmic Assistant commits to uphold and contribute to the WE CARE culture, serving, communicating and caring wholeheartedly for our patients and colleagues during every encounter, every time.
As a Sansum Clinic employee, the Ophthalmic Assistant commits to:
Welcomewarmly and sincerely
Askquestions to deepen understanding
Reassurebest interests are in mind
Exitwith appreciation and thanks
Internal Number: 2362
About Sansum Clinic
Based in Santa Barbara, Sansum Clinic is the oldest and largest non-profit, multi-specialty group between San Francisco and Los Angeles with over 200 physicians and surgeons and a staff of healthcare professionals in over 30 specialized areas of medicine. Sansum Clinic has garnered recognition, accreditation and awards from national and state agencies. It is our mission to provide an excellent healthcare experience, recognizing our first priority is the patients we serve. We continue to provide the most advanced care that our patients have come to expect from Sansum Clinic.
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