Ophthalmology Assistant

Job Description:
Position Summary Certified Ophthalmic Assistants aid Ophthalmologists by obtaining medical records, performing preliminary eye function testing and explaining to patients about medications or procedures.
# Ophthalmic assistants generally work closely with an ophthalmologist, gathering patient information necessary to complete a diagnosis.
# Assistants often see the patient before the Ophthalmologist, and are often responsible for preparing the patient for the exam and beginning the examination with standard tests and measurements.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) Certification: Graduates of an academic degree program or those who have completed the training required by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology may earn a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant designation.
# Though optional, the certification may assist in acquiring an entry-level position.
### After obtaining additional training and experience, Certified Ophthalmic Assistants may choose to further a career and earn a higher-level credential as a Certified Ophthalmic Technician or Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist.
# Non-certified Ophthalmic Assistants must complete education and meet other certification requirements to successfully complete the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology#s Certified Ophthalmic Assistant requirements within 12 months of hire.
Completes continuing education and/or successfully completes re-certification exam as required to maintain Certification.
Successfully completes LH#s annual education and competency requirements.
Current employees who have completed probationary period and who wish to become credentialed must: Meets or exceeds skills as measured on annual performance appraisal; Have no verbal warnings within past 6 month; Have no written disciplinary actions within past year.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos; ability to write simple correspondence; ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.
Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers; ability to perform operations using units of American money and weight measurements, volume and distance.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

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