Assistant, Optometric Float
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- Greets patients, enters data into medical records, and escorts patients to examination room.
- Interviews each patient to obtain information about symptoms and documents information provided by patient in medical record.
- Performs initial tests for optometry patients using specialized equipment.
- Provides test results to provider and brings attention to abnormal results.
- Assists optometrist to conduct examinations as directed.
- Assists patients to understand spectacle and contact lens options following diagnosis by optometrist.
- Cleans and maintains specialized equipment and work areas.
- Performs other related duties as directed.
- Minimum one (1) year experience doing patient work-ups to include visual acuities, manual and automated lensometry, auto-refraction, non-contact tonometry and knowledge of contact lenses including the teaching of insertion and removal classes or completion of inter-departmental training program emphasizing above skills developed by the Optometry department.
- One (1) of the following certifications: Contact Lens Dispenser (US-CLD), National Contact lens Examiners Certification, Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (US-COA, CPOA, CPOT), National Para-Optometric (US-CPO), Completion of any Optometric Assistant Program of studies, Completion of the Self-Study Paraoptometric Assistant Course, Ophthalmic Medical Assisting-Independent Study Course, or any comparable certification or Optometric or Ophthalmic course completion required or within six (6) months from date of hire.
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
- Successfully demonstrated proficiency on initial skills assessment during the interview process.
- Proficiency in the use of applicable computer software.
- BLS Certification preferred.