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Working As A Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • $67,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Certified Ophthalmic Assistant Do At St. Mary's Good Samaritan

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* Manages patient flow and performs rooming standards.
* Initiate documentation of the patient’s chief complaint, history of present illness, review of systems, and all pertinent ocular findings accurately and in accordance with compliance guidelines.
* Perform testing to include visual acuity measurement, color vision testing, lensometry, keratometry,
* testing pupil function, tonometry, automated perimetry, evaluation of EOMs, confrontation visual field testing, and other patient services as requested by the ophthalmologist.
* Measure and record vital signs including blood pressure, pulse and respirations.
* Administer topical ophthalmic and oral medications at the direction of the physician.
* Escorts patients to other areas of the department for completion of the examination.
* Collects and records accurate telephone information and relays it to ophthalmic provider or technician.
* Depending on location and/or department, may be responsible for performing
* the following responsibilities:
* Basic computer scheduling, canceling and coordination of appointment.
* Auditing of charge tickets for 24 hour turnover and verification of procedure and diagnosis code.
* May act as a scribe by documenting (on behalf of the provider) all clinically relevant interaction and dialogue during the course of the patient visit.
* This will include: documenting history and exam, entering diagnoses, orders (medications, labs, imaging, consults, etc.), diagnoses, E&M;, follow up and patient instructions.
* The COA will then review instructions and goals and print the visit summary for the patient.
* Assist with minor surgery procedures and laser treatments in the office.
* Inventory and maintain surgical instruments in accordance with OSHA standards.
* Remove and apply dressings as directed.
* Educate patients regarding administration of medications, and pre- and post-
* operative instructions as directed by physician.
* Complete requests for prescription refills as authorized by physician with full documentation in patient chart.
* Screen patients and calls for emergency/urgent situations; obtain pertinent information for provider.
* Must have a good general knowledge of contact lenses.
* Orders and maintains supplies and material needed in the assigned work area.
* Open and close exam lanes daily, ensuring that equipment is cleaned and
* disinfected in an appropriate manner, battery-powered instruments are seated properly in recharge wells, slit lamps and projectors are switched off and are under covers.
* Assist with maintenance of clinical examination equipment.
* Coordinates surgical packets with appropriate surgical site.
* Participate in teaching students when requested, model a high quality practice, participate in orientation of new personnel and their development.
* Attends and participates in programs offering continuing education.
* Acts as a resource to other health care providers.
* Follow all safety procedures as per protocol guidelines.
* Performs additional medical responsibilities assigned by ophthalmic provider, who supervises and assumes legal responsibilities for these actions.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
* Organization:
* SSM Health Dean Medical Group
* Primary Location:
* Wisconsin
* Janesville
* SSM Health Dean Medical Group Janesville East
* Job:
* Clinic
* Shift:
* Day Job
* Req ID:
*

What Does A Certified Ophthalmic Assistant Do At University of Utah Healthcare

* Performs successfully all of the Essential Functions of job code 7130, Ophthalmic Medical Specialist.
* Performs intermediate diagnostic tests such as intermediate manifest refractometry (fogging, balancing, near point refractometry, and trial framing), pachymetry, tear break up time test, intermediate lens skills including measuring base curve, vertex distance, and prism in glasses including progressive lenses.
* Performs intermediate automated visual fields for surgical assessment, including taped and untaped fields.
* Assists with other ophthalmic procedures including obtaining the consent of the patient and assisting with laser procedures, intraocular injections, and other minor office procedures.
* Makes decisions regarding which screening procedures and specialized tests should be applied to each patient based on symptoms as reported by the patient.
* Interprets the reliability and validity of test results and seeks additional guidance to ascertain the next appropriate treatment procedure.
* May perform IOL Master Scans and Contact A-scan.
* May assist in ophthalmic imaging, as needed, including anterior segment photography, external photography, fundus photography, HRT, GDX and OCT.
* May assist in patient flow, including scribing.
* May be responsible for floating between several different locations.
* Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
* Ability to perform the essential functions of the job outlined above.
* Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.
* Ability to provide care appropriate to the population served.
* Ability to interpret the reliability and validity of test results.
* Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development.
* Ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual

What Does A Certified Ophthalmic Assistant Do At Dartmouth-Hitchcock

* A listing of the key responsibilities · Prepares patients for ophthalmic examinations as directed by a physician.
* In doing so, performs a variety of tests, including, but not limited to, preparing charts, taking patient histories, testing visual acuity, checking pupils, etc.· Gathers information necessary for patient records.· Maintains ophthalmic equipment by general servicing, cleaning and maintenance.· Ensures adequate inventory of consumables and supplies for designated area.· Assists in the development of procedures for technical and clinical activities.· Assists physicians as indicated or directed.· Trains for new tasks and ancillary skills, as assigned.· Under the supervision or direction of a physician, injects intravenous fluorescent in preparation for angiograms.· Performs other duties as assigned or required

What Does A Certified Ophthalmic Assistant Do At Cleveland Clinic

* Receives and prepares patients for examination or treatment as directed by the technician, supervisor or physician.
* Performs routine screening tests.
* Documents patient information in the patient medical record.
* Performs stocking, maintenance and other related duties as assigned, including maintaining exam rooms, equipment and supplies.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Certified Ophthalmic Assistant Do At Healthcare Partners

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Top Skills for A Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

  1. Patient Care
  2. Optical Coherence Tomography
  3. Refractive Surgery
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Dedicated to patient care, continuing education and open/professional communication with providers and staff.
  • Conducted optical coherence tomography (OCT).
  • Consulted refractive surgery candidates, provided detailed information and answered questions.
  • Performed manifest refraction, applanation tonometry and visual field testing on patients.
  • Assisted in RK surgery, minor ocular surgeries, patient work ups and visual fields.

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant Demographics

Gender

Female

83.2%

Male

10.6%

Unknown

6.2%
Ethnicity

White

63.4%

Hispanic or Latino

15.5%

Black or African American

11.8%

Asian

6.3%

Unknown

3.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

84.4%

Vietnamese

3.1%

Cherokee

3.1%

Greek

3.1%

Polish

3.1%

Italian

3.1%
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Certified Ophthalmic Assistant Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

9.4%

Liberty University

8.2%

Tidewater Community College

7.1%

Ohio State University

5.9%

Sandhills Community College

5.9%

Saint Petersburg College

5.9%

Greenville Technical College

5.9%

Nash Community College

4.7%

Arizona State University

4.7%

Florida State College at Jacksonville

4.7%

Southern New Hampshire University

4.7%

Kaplan University

4.7%

Spokane Community College

3.5%

University of South Florida

3.5%

Tyler Junior College

3.5%

Lincoln Land Community College

3.5%

Columbus State Community College

3.5%

Massasoit Community College

3.5%

Quincy College

3.5%

University of Kansas

3.5%
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Majors

Medical Assisting Services

17.6%

Business

11.8%

Nursing

11.8%

Health Care Administration

8.7%

Biology

6.7%

Psychology

6.4%

Ophthalmic And Optometric Support Services

6.0%

Medical Technician

5.3%

General Studies

4.4%

Liberal Arts

2.9%

Education

2.5%

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

2.2%

Accounting

2.2%

Management

2.0%

Nursing Assistants

2.0%

Health Sciences And Services

2.0%

Computer Science

1.5%

Kinesiology

1.5%

Physiology And Anatomy

1.3%

Physician Assistant

1.3%
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Degrees

Other

34.6%

Bachelors

25.9%

Associate

18.6%

Certificate

9.2%

Masters

7.5%

Diploma

2.5%

Doctorate

1.0%

License

0.6%
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