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OPHTHALMIC ASSISTANT

Company: Private Diagnostic Clinic PLLC
Location: Durham
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionOPHTHALMIC ASSISTANT, CERTIFIEDThe Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) of Duke Health is the world-class, multi-specialty physician practice comprised of 140 clinics located throughout North Carolina. The PDC recruits the top physicians and employees and retains them by offering competitive salaries and benefits and a supportive work environment where passion and purpose connect. To learn more about our culture, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4Mq59-No-kWe are seeking a Ophthalmic Assistant to assist Eye Center physicians and other technical support colleagues in performing diagnostic tests necessary for evaluation of patient eye problems. WE INVITE YOU TO APPLY IF:

  • You are compassionate, have top notch interpersonal skills and deliver exceptional care when assisting patients.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment, enjoy collaboration and are excited to be an integral member of a healthcare team.
  • You are detail oriented, conscientious and take pride in ensuring accuracy in your work. JOB DUTIES
    • Perform preliminary screening examinations for physician review including, but not limited to, visual acuity, history taking, tonometry, lensometry, motility, pupil assessment, visual fields, simple color vision tests.
    • Direct the flow of patients; obtain medical and personal data for patient charts; screen patients for conditions; arrange for laboratory and other tests, ophthalmic photography, outpatient studies and patient admissions and surgery as requested by physician
    • Examine the cornea, lens, and anterior chamber of the eye using a slit lamp and note variations from normal.
    • May administer dilation or anesthetic drops or assist with patient contact lens insertion and removal training.
    • Alleviate patient and family concerns by explaining diagnostic procedures and method of treatment.
    • Complete stocking and maintenance functions and maintain the physical environment of exam and procedure rooms.
    • Perform various clerical functions, including assisting with appointments and telephone call screening activities and filing test results, forms, and letters into medical records.
    • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
      • Work requires an education background generally equivalent to a high school education.
      • Requires certification for Ophthalmic Assistants by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) OR 2 years of directly related experience working for an Ophthalmologist.
      • Must have BLS Certification KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
        • Able to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively
        • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships
        • Able to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others
        • Able to record activities, document assessments, plan of care, interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient status
        • Able to use computer and learn new software programs
        • Able to withstand prolonged standing and walking
        • Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautionsADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCertain jobs in the Private Diagnostic Clinic may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.The Private Diagnostic Clinic is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The PDC aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these valuesThe intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description

Keywords: Private Diagnostic Clinic PLLC, Durham , OPHTHALMIC ASSISTANT, Other , Durham, North Carolina

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