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Ophthalmic assistant

Company: CVP Physicians
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job DetailsLevelExperiencedJob Location0164 - CVP Red Bank - Cincinnati, OHPosition TypeFull TimeEducation LevelHigh SchoolJob ShiftDayDescription + QualificationsPRIMARY PURPOSE: Interview and obtain pertinent patient information and perform preliminary ophthalmic testing. Provide continual quality patient care and a collegiate work environment.Duty / ResponsibilityDemonstrates quality patient service during interactions with patients, coworkers, and vendorsExhibits a positive attitude and is flexible in accepting work assignments and prioritiesMeets attendance and tardiness expectationsIs dependable; follows policies and proceduresMaintains professionalism in interactions with patients and coworkersPerforms quality work and consistently exhibits initiativeAdopts and displays CVPs Mission, Vision and Values in word and deed2. Obtain an accurate patient history thorough patient interview and documentation in EHR. The technician will be expected to accurately elicit and document the following information: Chief complaint and History of Present Illness (CC/HPI)Ocular historyMedical HistoryReview of Systems Update and review with the patientFamily and social historyMedication ReconciliationAllergies and drug reactionsMeaningful Use measures and MIPS requirements Complete CCDsCompetently track patients during clinic visit in NextGen EHR 3. Ophthalmic Testing SkillsMeasure visual acuity at distance and near utilizing appropriate test for age and education, and record accurately. Perform basic low vision testing and pinhole testingInstill eyedrops properly and understand the indication/contraindication for use in dilation and as corneal anesthetic. Measure and record current lens power accurately with a lensometer. (including add power(s) and prism)Perform pupillary assessmentEstimate anterior chamber depth using transilluminator methodPerform and record basic ocular motility and alignment testingPerform and record confrontation visual fieldsPerform and record Amsler Grid TestPerform Tonopen tonometry and iCare tonometry as neededPerform basic slit lamp examinationPerform Pachymetry.Perform Color Vision Plates.Perform Stereo Fly Test. Able to navigate NextGen EHR and properly document patient information and the results of Basic Ophthalmic Tech Skills4. Exam Lane Maintenance and calibration as assignedPerform routine instrument maintenance on ophthalmic equipmentStock examination rooms in assigned area and ensure that medication expiration dates are currentClean, disinfect and maintain examination roomsComply with company and Sate Pharmacy Board drop inventory guidelinesAbility to perform equipment calibration and log documentation5. General medical knowledge including ability to provide a basic explanation of the following: Ocular anatomy and physiologyCommon ocular conditionsCommon systemic diseasesBasic pharmacologyCommon abbreviationsBasic medical termsOcular emergenciesSterile technique6. Additional duties may include:Perform refractometryPerform OCTsPerform biometry/ A-Scan measurementsPerform corneal topographyPerform manual keratometryPerform Humphrey Visual Fields and/or Goldmann Visual FieldsCan provide basic explanation of the following ophthalmic diagnostic tests and imagining: Refractometry, Retinoscopy, OCT, Biometry/A-Scans, B-Scans, Corneal Topography, Manual Keratometry, Humphrey Visual Fields, Goldman Visual Fields, Fluorescein Angiography, Fundus Photos, Slit Lamp Photos, Common Dry Eye Tests, ECC/Specular MicroscopyPerforms scribe dutiesSurgical assisting with minor outpatient procedures CPR Certification8. Other Expectations:Will complete the OSC (Ophthalmic Scribe Certification)Will take an ophthalmic assistant independent study course in conjunction with the on-the-job training (unless graduated from an accredited school for ophthalmic assisting.) Has a COA (Certified Ophthalmic Assistant) test date in mind. Non-Certified Technicians hired after September 1, 2013 are expected to become certified as a COA within 18 months of hire. If this goal is not accomplished it will result in an overall reduction in TIP and/or a reduction in future pay increase amounts.Employee is responsible for the cost of the exam and will be reimbursed once a passing score has been received. One reimbursement may be received by each employee per technician certification level. To request reimbursement, please submit the check request, along with receipts showing payment for the exam to the clinic manager. The manager will then forward the completed check request and receipts to HR. The reimbursement will show on the regularly scheduled pay voucher. Employees who terminate employment within 12 months of exam completion will have expenses related to the exam fee deducted from their pay voucher. Has completed all new hire in-services new hire orientation; corporate compliance.9. Perform other duties as assigned.Section 2:BACKGROUND:Education: Minimum of a High School diploma or general education degree.Experience: Previous medical office experience preferred; previous ophthalmic experience strongly preferred.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physical Requirements% of TimeLBSPhysical Requirements% of TimeLBSBending25Sitting50Carrying25-- 25Sight100Climbing5Speaking100Driving10Standing50Grasping10Stooping10Hearing100Use of Hands100Lifting10--25Fine Motor Skills100Pulling10--25Walking50Pushing10--25Writing25Reaching10Other (please describe)ENVIRONMENT:Location: Normal office/clinical environment. Travel to other site locations may be necessary. Thus, those needing to travel for work must have access to dependable transportation, and driving record must meet company liability carrier standards.Exposure: Normally works inside, during normal business hours. This position may have exposure to blood and/or bodily fluids and several cleaning solutions.Equipment: Regularly uses Ophthalmic equipment/devices per sub-specialty requirement such as tonometers, keratometer; phoropter; visual acuity equipment; biometry/ultrasound units; specular microscopy unit; corneal topography unit; retinoscope; slit lamp microscope, telephone, computer, fax, printer and copier/scanner. Other equipment may be used as needed. Must be able to work with precise tools and equipment; must have dexterity to use these items correctly and safely. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment.REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:This position reports to: Clinic ManagerTitles reporting to this position include: noneThis position supervises 0 exempt and 0 non-exempt employees.This job description is merely a summary and in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent. Requirements represent minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an at-will employment relationship.

Keywords: CVP Physicians, Cincinnati , Ophthalmic assistant, Other , Cincinnati, Ohio

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