Ophthalmic Assistant - 30 hours per week - Marysville
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- Completes required classroom training and reading assignments.
- Successfully completes the Independent Study Course for Ophthalmic Assistants.
- Performs patient care under direct supervision during initial training period.
- Completes skills competency check-off for visual acuity methods, non-contract or application tonometry; manual lensometry; medical and ocular history including allergies & medications; blood pressure; appointment making and messages.
- Prepares examination and treatment rooms by cleaning, stocking and arranging supplies and equipment which requires bending, reaching and moderate lifting of up to approximately 45 pounds throughout the day.
- Review appointment schedule, interviews patient to obtain ocular history, instructs or assists patient in preparation for scheduled procedure including communication by telephone and in person, charting medical information and answering routine questions.
- Performs basic and routine vision screening examinations using appropriate ophthalmic instruments and tools, and records data, including reading fine print and identification of colors.
- Administers eye, medication (drops/ointments) as ordered by provider following appropriate practice and procedures.
- Cleans and maintains ophthalmic instruments.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED) required.
- Registered Medical Assistant (Washington) within 2 months of hire
- Ophthalmic Assistant Certificate within 24 months of hire from The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology
- 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.
- General medical knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, anatomy, physiology, systemic diseases, ocular diseases,
- Ocular emergencies and metric conversion fundamentals of microbial control.
- 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.
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. Submit Interest