Helps ophthalmology patients by providing information, services, and assistance.
Duties (include but not limited to):
* Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; recording medical history; confirming purpose of visit.
* Checks condition of patients' eyes by observing pupils, muscle, visual acuity, extraocular movements, blood pressure.
* Prepares patients for ophthalmology examination by dilating their pupils; reporting patient history summary, changes in visual acuity, elevated extraocular pressure, or blood pressure to ophthalmologist.
* Saves ophthalmologist's time by helping with office procedures such as laser surgeries, tear duct probes.
* Secures patient information and maintains patient confidence by completing and safeguarding medical records; completing diagnostic coding and procedure coding; keeping patient information confidential.
* Counsels patients by transmitting physician's orders, use of drops, contact lenses, drugs, and questions about surgery.
* Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
Supply Management, Verbal Communication, Infection Control, Organization, Professionalism, Customer Focus, Confidentiality, Bedside Manner, Teamwork, Multi-tasking, Flexibility
Education: Candidates must have a clinical certification or degree.