Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)
Company: Virginia Mason
Posted on: April 30, 2021
Job Number: 211075 Department: VM Kirkland - Ophthalmology
Hours: 7a-5:30p variable As a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant in our
busy Kirkland Clinic, you will provide assistance to
Ophthalmologists/Optometrists by performing clinical and
administrative duties required to most effectively handle the
day-to-day functioning of their practices. You will perform
Ophthalmic Assistant (OA) duties, as well as end-point refractions
and higher-level ophthalmic testing. ---Greet and room patients.
Complete patient work-up, including collection of history and chart
information such as chief complaint, medications, and allergies.
Perform testing of vision and neutralizing of spectacles. ---Ensure
the fee sheet is properly completed and ready for data entry. Enter
information into Cerner in accordance with VM standard process.
Take intraocular pressure by applanation or Tonopen and perform
refractometry. May perform additional tests including, but not
limited to: A- or B-scan calculations, Visual Fields, Pachymetry,
Corneal Topography, Heidelberg Retina Tomography (HRT) and Optical
Coherence Tomography (OCT). ---May assist physician with in-office
procedures, as appropriate and in accordance with incumbent---s
training. Administer ocular medications as prescribed by the
physician. Educate patients as necessary or requested. ---Provide
patient counseling regarding proper use of medication. As needed,
distributes approved pre- and post-op guidelines. ---Perform
telephone triage to assess urgent versus emergent needs and create
schedules to meet the needs of the patient. Work with e-call
physician---s teams to work in patients. General scheduling of
patients and handling of phone messages. ---Restock and clean exam
rooms after patient care. Close rooms at end of patient schedule.
Located in Seattle, WA, Virginia Mason is an internationally
recognized leader in the continuous improvement of health care.
With an extensive list of awards and distinctions that includes our
recognition as a Leapfrog Top Hospital of the Decade; Virginia
Mason offers you the opportunity to partner with exceptionally
talented peers at every level. You will contribute to the strength
of our Team Medicine approach to collaborative medicine and benefit
from the changes enacted through our Virginia Mason Production
System, a model that has transformed health care by providing
patients with easier access to care, reducing errors, and
continuously innovating patient safety and quality that has been
adopted by other organizations here and abroad. Join us, and find
out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on
what really matters--- your patients. Qualifications: High School
diploma or equivalent GED required. JCAHPO Certified Ophthalmic
Assistant (COA) or Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) required.
Must have 1 year working in an optometry or ophthalmology practice.
Working knowledge of anatomy, pharmacology, medical terminology,
sterilization techniques, and basic eye care. Understanding of
ophthalmic testing and the use of ophthalmic instruments and
equipment. Basic skills in operating a computer and office
equipment. Strong interpersonal and customer relations skills;
strong communication skills and organizational skills required.
Ability to make chart documentation with entry into electronic
medical record. Just as Virginia Mason is dedicated to improving
the lives of our patients and our community, we are equally
dedicated to your professional and personal success. With a wide
range of perks that includes a comprehensive compensation and
benefits package, and the opportunity to live in one of the most
livable cities in the nation, you will find that an opportunity
with Team Medicine is one worth taking. We are an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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