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Ophthalmology Assistant II

Location Largo, Maryland Job Number 981605 Date posted 07/28/2021
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Description:
Performs initial work-up and specialized examinations of the eye as directed by ophthalmologist. Assists ophthalmologist with clinical examination and surgical procedures as directed.

Essential Functions:
- Interviews each patient to obtain information about symptoms and documents information provided by patient in medical record.
- Follows established protocol to determine the appropriate tests to perform based on patient's description of symptoms and personal inspection of eye.
- Uses specialized equipment to test patient's vision and condition.
- Provides test results to provider and brings attention to abnormal conditions.

- Assists the general and specialty ophthalmologist in the clinical examination of the eye and in surgical procedures as directed.

- Applies eye dressings and protective shields as directed.
- Documents examination results and treatments in patient file.
- Cleans and maintains specialized equipment and work areas.
- Attends patients requiring emergency care and alerts ophthalmologist to their condition.
- Performs other related duties as requested.
Basic Qualifications:
Experience
- Two (2) years of experience working in an Ophthalmology practice as an Ophthalmic Assistant required.
Education
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
- Formal course in ophthalmology or military training.
License, Certification, Registration
- Certification as an Ophthalmic Assistant by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology required.
- BLS certification required.


Additional Requirements:
- Proficiency in the use of applicable computer software required.
- Successfully demonstrated proficiency on initial skills assessment during the interview process required.


Preferred Qualifications:
- Ability to perform IV Fluoroscein Angiography preferred.
- Formal shadowing program or actual experience in a program for IV insertion for non-nurses preferred.
Primary Location: Maryland,Largo,Largo Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 24 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:30 PM Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: M40|OPEIU|Local 2 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Largo Medical Center - Ophthalmology - 1808 Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

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.