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- Patient Assessment: Anticipates and recognizes changes in the patients eye health status and needs for eye care.
- Clinic only-History taking: Presenting complaint/history of presenting illness, past ocular history, family history, systemic illness, past and present, medications, allergies and drug reactions.
- Phone only-Using the Eye Care triage process, provides telephone consultation to patients.
- Determines priorities of patient care based on essential patient needs and available resources.
- Clinical Exam (clinic only) Basic Testing Skills: methods of measuring/recording acuity, color vision testing, lensometry, A-scan biometry, Exophthalmometry Amsler Grid, Schirmer, Tests Evaluation of Pupils, Estimation of Anterior chamber depth, Visual field evaluation. Perform Patient Services Procedures: Ocular dressings and shields, Drug delivery, spectacle principles, assisting patient, minor surgery assist and instruction. Instrument Maintenance: Acuity projectors, ophthalmoscopes, retinoscopes, lensometers, perimeters, tangent screen, phoropters, slit lamps, ultrasound, keratometers, lenses, tonometers, muscle light, special instruments, surgical instruments.
- Appointing: Clinic-May check-in or make follow up appointments. Phone-Provides appropriate schedule guidance through use of technical skill and judgement along with established protocols.
- Patient Care: Encourages patient compliance with established therapeutic and medical treatment. Promotes patient self-care responsibility for meeting their own eye health needs. Adheres to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington documentation standards. Provides a safe environment for each patient and adheres to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington safety standards. Clinic~ Basic principles, fitting procedures, patient instruction, trouble-shooting problems, verification of lenses, cash handling, retail opinions for contact lenses.
- High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED) required.
- Registered Medical Assistant (Washington) within 3 months of hire
- Opthalmic Assistant Certificate within 24 months of hire from The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personel in Opthomology
- Demonstrated Customer service experience and skills.
- Computer experience in a MS Windows environment; keyboarding skills.
- Strong written & verbal skills which will be utilized for patient history assessment, medical record documentation & patient/family education.
- Experience working with contact lens patients and products.
- Experience working in an ophthalmology or optometry practice.
- Graduate of an accredited medical assistant, ophthalmic assistant or allied health professional program.
- Medical Assistant-Certified credential or Interim Medical Assistant-Certified credential, Washington State Department of Health Interim credential which expires one (1) year from date of issuance.
- General medical knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, anatomy, physiology, systemic diseases, ocular diseases, ocular emergencies and metric conversion fundamentals of microbial control.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.